Washington Times series: "Emily Gets Her Gun"
The Washington Times is currently running an excellent series of articles entitled "Emily Gets Her Gun."
The series follows senior editor Emily Miller as she legally tries to get her hands on a gun in the nation's capital, navigating the city bureaucracy and outdated rules in order to legally buy a firearm.
The first installment of the series begins like this:
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 This series will follow me as I navigate the city bureaucracy and outdated rules in order to legally buy a firearm.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.
...I want a gun to protect myself, but it seems my city government officials may work against me. There's only one way to find out if that's the case and that's by going through all the hoops. Keep watching this space or follow me on Twitter to see how the story unfolds.
Emily recently appeared on NRA News to discuss her quest:
The ongoing series can be read by clicking here.