The new guide to getting a gun in D.C.
While there are a few guides online about getting a legal gun in D.C., they are all outdated. Anything written before July 2012 does not reflect the changes in the firearm laws over the past six months which make the registration process somewhat easier and cheaper. One of my goals over the last nine months writing this series, "Emily Gets Her Gun", was to help other Washingtonians become gun owners as easily as possible. I went through the registration ordeal without taking any shortcuts or using insider information so that I could find every bump in the road or dead end. I never read any other guide on going through the process. So here is my guide on how to get a gun in the District. The steps are listed in the order I think is quickest, followed by more detailed tips.