Miller Announces Book on D.C. Guns and Governance
Thank you, Emily Miller and David Workman. I saw them both at the NRA convention, but didn’t speak to either. Both write about gun rights and gun legislation, and I’ve read them for years.
Miller is now writing a book documenting her journey through DC’s gun laws as she bought firearms and confronted DC politicians. She faced the dual challenges of learning to protect herself with a gun and protecting herself from arcane and outrageous DC laws. I look forward to a political writer’s perspective in her book. Describing Washington D.C., Emily Miller said the District’s complex and expensive gun regulations are beyond the means of most residents.
I think DC laws are complex and confusing by design rather than by accident. Buying a gun is difficult, while defending yourself from DC government is impossible for most citizens. DC laws are so convoluted and so unclear that you’d need a financial fortune to defend yourself from false charges. That uncertainty brings more than DC’s gun laws into question; it challenges the entire web of regulation in D.C. It questions the District’s legitimacy to govern. An innocent gun owner is supposed to accept a guilty plea because the district won’t write simple and reasonable laws.
According to Workman, Miller’s book is due out in late August to early September. I hope she will autograph a copy at the next gun convention. Until then, thank you, and go get ‘m, Emily Miller!