Now I see why the Violence Policy Center has a Federal Firearms License. So they can spin how easy it is to buy guns:
Tom Diaz, an analyst at the Violence Policy Center, a gun control group, said cartels use military-style weapons such as the Armalite AR-50, a .50-caliber sniper rifle.
He brought one to a recent congressional hearing — with the help of two police officers — and said he found the weapon on the Internet, bought it for $3,200 from a Maryland “kitchen table” dealer and had it registered in the District of Columbia, all in about six hours.
See, now they can see look how easy it is to get this gun. Well, it is if you hold a federal firearms license. After all, 50 caliber rifles are unlawful to possess in the District of Columbia unless you are a dealer or police agency.
Yeah, that would explain why the VPC would have a FFL; so they can use it to legally buy firearms and then lie about how 'easy' it is to get them for a private citizen.
Of course, they're aided in their bullcrap by politicians who, by the way, don't think they should have to obey the laws the little people do:
CHARLESTON — Controversy often inflames passions, and mindful of this lawless age and a propensity of some in society to go over the edge, a few lawmakers want the right to arm themselves without a weapons permit.
Hunt decided to leave nothing to chance and get a firearm, but was told he had to wait during a two-month concealed weapon application process.
Despite the written threat, the man was released, but authorities picked him up a day later.
Hunt is a co-sponsor of HB3248, aimed at adding members of the Legislature to a list of officials and others who are allowed to skip the waiting period and carry a firearm.
Pay attention to this:
“I don’t have a concealed weapon, and no desire to carry one,” he said. “But I do believe we have the right to bear arms. I’m a firm believer in that. If the situation would arise and somebody would threaten me, I would feel better if I didn’t have to wait nine or 10 weeks to get a permit. I could just pick up my pistol, put it in my car and drive down the road without the fear of being prosecuted if I was caught.”
Well, gee, you think maybe the peasants would like to be able to arm themselves without a ten-week wait if they're threatened? Or don't they count the way an important politician does? Your life and safety, your family is more important than theirs?
And please take note of all the sponsors:
Besides Walker and Hunt, the bill is being sponsored by Delegates Tom Louisos, D-Fayette; Margaret Smith, D-Lewis; Daniel Hall, D-Wyoming; Stan Shaver, D-Preston; and Doug Skaff Jr., D-Kanawha.j
Gee, all Democrats who think they should have exemption from the law everybody else has to obey, isn't that interesting?