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Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 07/08/2011

Where you can open a gun store in the District

As I reported yesterday, sole District gun dealer Charles W. Sykes is having a hard time finding a spot to reopen his business. He doesn’t even sell guns at retail; he merely receives guns transferred from gun shops outside the city borders. But in 2009, the D.C. Zoning Commission voted to restrict gun-related businesses to more than 300 feet from residential zones, places of worship, schools, public libraries, or playgrounds. Here’s what’s left, courtesy of the Department of Regulatory and Consumer Affairs:

Allowed Firearm Sale Areas

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