DC has a very onerous process ("which includes various fees, five hours of training, multiple visits to government offices, fingerprinting, and recurring background checks") for obtaining a license to own a gun. Generally, I like an armed citizenry, however given DC’s particular population, I think this onerous process is a near perfect policy. In effect, it means that only conscientious and intelligent citizens (cough, cough) can legally own guns.
Ferd notes that there are "More black men in prison today then were enslaved before the Civil War." As I’ve said before, meaningfully ending slavery is quite hard.
I know I get criticized every time I point out that progressives/liberals are communists, but whenever they get together to make a big list of demands, the demands look an awful lot like Commie demands (HT: Chuck).