(Washington, DC) — We’re getting an interesting new look at handgun ownership in the District. Ever since the U.S. Supreme Court ended DC’s handgun ban, hundreds of residents have armed themselves. The “Washington Post” reports many of the new gun owners live in the most well-to-do neighborhoods. More than 14-hundred guns have been registered with police since the landmark ruling in 2008, and police data show half of them live in the western half of the city. Nearly 300 of the new gun owners are in Chevy Chase, Georgetown and the Palisades, in what are traditionally low crime areas. Of the 14-hundred firearms registered, more than one-thousand were handguns, mainly semiautomatics. Police data shows about 240 guns were registered east of the Anacostia River.
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