I’ll leave this here in response to the people who are talking about DC’s already tight gun laws. People here are failing to grasp that when you have states with differing levels of gun control it makes it easy to purchase guns in one place and ship them somewhere with tighter controls. One set of rules for the whole of the US would help stop that. Countries such as the UK who have tighter gun control and uniform laws on it across the whole on the country see much less gun crime. That is not to say that no you can’t have a gun as people can have gun licenses but to stop people who shouldn’t have guns getting them. Yes there are illegal guns in the UK put they are in much, much fewer numbers and are usually old or poorly reactivate former blank firers.