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How difficult it can be for a person to legally obtain a handgun.
Right here in America.
Tonight correspondent Shannon Bream has one woman's struggle to protect herself by the book.
Emily Miller want to -- victim now a gun owner says despite a Supreme Court ruling that ordered the District of Columbia to make it possible for law abiding citizens to own guns.
Her -- getting one was littered with delays unexpected expenses and stonewalling.
-- gun control measures are so counterproductive because they're not stopping the criminals from getting guns criminals are getting gusts easily.
There's got into law barring people from getting to protect themselves.
Miller's been writing about her experience for her employer The Washington Times.
Guns must be purchased outside DC and only one may and is licensed to bring them into the district at a cost of 125 dollars then.
In order to complete the required firearms training applicants must find a licensed instructor there are none actually in DC.
You must be fingerprinted take a written test submit your gun for ballistics testing.
And make multiple visits to the police station and you have to do it during business hours which for most applicants means taking off work multiple times.
It took Miller nearly five months and almost 500 dollars plus the cost -- gun.
DC councilman Phil Mendelson who acknowledges DC has a problem with illegal -- says he is working to lessen the burden on law abiding citizens and.
And we've made it easier to register.
-- the legislation is not pending we'll make it even easier to register a fire.
Gun rights activists say it's not just DC and point to Chicago man Otis McDonald who also won a gun rights case at the Supreme Court in 2010 -- After that victory found it to be expensive and quote very difficult to actually get a gun.
It's no secret what's going on is a political leads -- trying to nullify reversed.
-- got the Supreme Court decision.
Through a blizzard of legislative roadblocks that make the Second Amendment inaccessible.
On affordable and impossible to experience for the average citizen.
Washington police say 2157.
Guns have been legally registered since the Supreme Court ordered DC to make that possible back in 2008.
Last year alone police here recovered more than 19100 illegal guns.
In Washington Shannon Bream Fox News.
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