Owning a gun in the District of Columbia can be dangerous, because the cityís hastily drafted rules are putting the innocent in jeopardy. A gun owner who has cleared the Districtís 17 registration hurdles still isnít home free. To continue exercising the Second Amendment right to keep arms, individuals have to renew registration certificates every three years and show up at the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) every six years to be fingerprinted. The citizen is responsible for the fees in each case.

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