D.C. Residents Unable to Purchase Handguns

It’s been three years since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the nation’s toughest gun control law, the one in Washington, D.C. But a de facto ban has taken effect ever since the city’s only firearms dealer stopped registering guns.

Because there are no gun shops in Washington, city residents who wish to legally possess a handgun must purchase them elsewhere and register them with Charles Syke, who charges $125 fee.

But Sykes won’t register any more guns until he finds another office space for his business. In an interview with FoxNews.com, Sykes wouldn’t say why he’s moving or how long it will take him.

“I’m sure the residents will know when I’m accepting new firearms again,” he said.

But at least one U.S. senator has taken notice and he’s not happy about what he sees as a violation of the Second Amendment right to bear arms.

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