Neighbor Nelson's DC urban myth
- x2j785, you are wrong as well. If you read the law
you posted carefully, you will see that it says "OR a
trigger lock". And unloaded just means that the round
is not chambered.
If you have a shotgun, you can have one of those
elastic shell holders on the stock, & if you have a
rifle w/ a clip (under 12 rounds if semi-auto), you
can have the clip loaded & either in a similar pouch
our resting in the clip chamber as long as the first
round isn't chambered. Then just a trigger lock. If
someone breaks in, either weapon could be armed in 10
So DC's laws provide enough leeway to make a firearm
that meets the law's conditions a viable self-defense
method. Of course, you still are subject to the legal
requirement that a "reasonable person" would conclude
their life or the life of people in the house are in
imminent danger, before you could shoot them.
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