Emily Miller

Oct 072011

Here we are again, following Emily whilst she does her best Theseus impression.  I have to admit, I find it amusing that she finds it confusing (say that ten times fast).  If she thinks her trials so far are a pain, I’d love to see her try to get just a regular PAL up here.

Hey, at least they aren’t grilling her about her love life* …

Inside D.C.’s gun registry

The D.C. Gun Registry office is not where you go for help getting a legal gun; it’s where you go to get more confused by bureaucracy.

After going thorough the magnetometers at D.C Police headquarters on Wednesday, the first door I saw said “GUN REGISTRY.” That was easy, I thought. I went through the glass doors and entered a narrow office with a desk in front manned by a single female unformed police officer.  Continue reading »

Oct 052011

For those of you who don’t know (I sure didn’t), Emily Miller is a senior editor at the Washington Times.  Lately, she’s been up to seeing what can happen as she legally tries to get her hands on a gun in America’s capital (recently divested of its idiotic gun ban by the US Supreme Court’s Heller decision).

Since this seems like an interesting thing, I’m going to follow her too…

Emily gets her gun

I want a gun. I don’t feel safe living in Washington, D.C. and want to protect myself. I’m starting today by going down to City Hall to find the gun permit office to tell them, “I want a gun.” This series will follow me as I navigate the city bureaucracy and outdated rules in order to legally buy a firearm.

My desire for a gun started when I had to face down over a dozen criminals on an empty cul de sac in Washington, D.C., armed only with a Blackberry. Continue reading »

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