Police to house DC's only licensed gun dealer

The city's zoning commission approved an emergency proposal


By Tom Howell Jr.
The Washington Times

WASHINGTON — The District has cleared the way for its lone licensed gun dealer to set up shop in police headquarters, an unusual short-term fix to a problem that has left the city with a de facto ban on handguns and vulnerable to lawsuits by gun rights groups.

Mayor Vincent C. Gray said Wednesday that the city's zoning commission approved an emergency proposal that allows Charles W. Sykes Jr., the city's sole federal firearms licensee, to open his CS Exchange business at Metropolitan Police Department headquarters on Indiana Avenue in Northwest.

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