Fox 5 investigative reporter, Emily Miller, recently applied for a permit to carry a gun outside her home in Washington D.C., citing rising violent crime statistics. Miller is already a registered gun owner, but due to new laws passed in D.C. she needed to apply to carry the weapon beyond her own home. The process left Miller frustrated, saying “I quickly found that it is still impossible to exercise my Second Amendment right to bear arms.”
In the video (seen below), Miller visited the Metropolitan Police Department and spoke with a civilian police department employee Milton Agurs.
The exchange between the two is remarkable, with Agurs saying that wanting to defend oneself in a high crime area is not enough of a reason to attain a carry permit in D.C. Miller also learns that she must attend 16 hours of classroom training, but that the city hadn’t actually set up the courses yet.
Then, this exchange took place:
So I asked Agurs: “The Second Amendment right to bear arms just doesn’t fully apply here?”
“I believe when the Second Amendment was written, that was more or less for when the British were coming.”
When the British were coming? The Bill of Rights is no longer relevant?
Watch Miller’s report …
History lesson: The Second Amendment was adopted in 1791. Paul Revere warned of British Army activity in 1775.
Does the Second Amendment right to bear arms trump modern laws, or is D.C.’s new carry permit law unconstitutional?