"Ownership or possession of a handgun is a misdemeanor. It carries a penalty of a year in prison and a $1,000 fine. On a second offense, it is a felony, punishable by five years in prison and a $5,000 fine."
Think that's Great britain? Australia? Some eastern european country whose name you can never correctly pronounce? Nope, that's our capitol.
Here's a few articles on D.C's gun ban & the lawsuit that hopefully will change it.
From The Washington Times, Fox News, & The Washington Times.