D.C. Gun Registrations Disproportionately In Well-To-Do Areas


Since the U.S. Supreme Court ended Washington, D.C.’s handgun ban in 2008, hundreds of residents in the safest, most well-to-do neighborhoods have armed themselves, registering far more guns than people in poorer, crime-plagued areas of the city, reports the Washington Post.

Of the more than 1,400 firearms have been registered with police, nearly 300 are in the high-income, low-crime Georgetown, Palisades and Chevy Chase areas. In all of the neighborhoods east of the Anacostia River – a broad swath of the city with more than 52,000 households, many of them in areas beset by poverty and drug-related violence – about 240 guns have been registered.


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