The District of Columbia holds that despite its handgun ban, the law allows rifles and shotguns as long as they're secured with a trigger lock or stored disassembled and unloaded. . . . But District officials don't seem to have a way to persuade a criminal breaking down a door to wait until the homeowner assembles and loads his shotgun before entering the home. That puts a severe crimp on the homeowner's right to protect his family and property.
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