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Brant Scott – DC Mayor Befuddled

Brant Scott – DC Mayor Befuddled

SCOTT, Brant (Barney)
(1952- 2014)
It is with profound sadness that we must announce the sudden and unexpected passing of the unique and irrepressible Brant Scott on September 16, 2014. Brant was the truly devoted husband of his beloved and best friend, Susan (Presley) and the loving and immensely proud father of Graham (23) and Mary (21). He is pre-deceased by his parents, Robert Scott and Jule (Petman) and survived by his brother Gilbert (Barbara), sister Barbara (Ray), in-laws Charles and Joan Presley, brothers-in-law Michael (Carole), Sean (Tina) and a bevy of nieces, nephews and extended family who will long remember Barney as the guy who kept them laughing.

DC Mayor

The D.C. Council and mayor are collaborating on an emergency bill that would regulate residents’ ability to carry legally registered guns outside their homes.

A federal court ruling in July struck down the District’s prohibitions against carrying guns in public, and the city’s attempt to draft legislation outlining parameters for legal gun carry comes as officials are deciding whether to appeal that decision.

Mayor Vincent C. Gray, D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson and council member Tommy Wells will announce details of the gun-carry proposal Wednesday. A draft of the proposal was not available Tuesday afternoon.

The District has resisted loosening its gun laws since the 2008 Supreme Court decision that struck down the city’s near-total ban on gun ownership, with gun owners filing additional lawsuits to fight various aspects of the regulations.

Since Judge Scullin’s ruling, local lawmakers have expressed a desire to limit the carrying of firearms in the nation’s capital and have acknowledged that crafting restrictions suitable for the city could be a complicated process.

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Race Based Gun Purchases

he Obama administration quietly has been forcing new gun buyers to declare their race and ethnicity, a policy change that critics say provides little law enforcement value while creating the risk of privacy intrusions and racial profiling.

With little fanfare, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in 2012 amended its Form 4473 — the transactional record the government requires gun purchasers and sellers to fill out when buying a firearm — to identify buyers as either Hispanic, Latino or not. Then a buyer must check his or her race: Indian, Asian, black, Pacific Islander or white.

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