As a followup to our previous posting of 19 July, we can lay to rest the questions of our readers as to the motivation behind the convoluted (female?) District of Columbia reasoning behind the classification of a semiautomatic Colt model 1911 hand gun in the possession of a law abiding citizen as a "machine gun" thanks to Ol' Remus of the Woodpile Report.
"Chief Lanier adds, 'I will also continue to find additional ways to protect the District's residents against the scourge of gun violence.' How nice — but hold on, she's supposed to enforce the law, not find additional ways to do anything."
Back in the old days when ΛΕΟΝΙΔΑΣ was sworn in as a police/peace officer, he distinctly remembers promising to "uphold and enforce the laws of the United States, the state of California and the County of Los Angeles". He doesn't remember anything about "finding additional ways to protect...residents against the scourge of gun violence". Perhaps the "chiefette" would consider summary execution of gang bangers apprehended perpetrating "gun violence" against ordinary citizens whom she would deny the right of self defense?
Chief Lanier's related actions regarding arrested felons however, indicate she is more inclined toward "mercy" toward accused felons than otherwise law abiding citizens as indicated by her "cite and release" program for politically connected felons.