Hey gang, I got hired off the Hill and will be moving to DC in 5 days. I am not super excited about leaving behind my awesome toys but that AR+ACOG will always be in Alabama waiting for me. First, a couple of questions: is it even worth applying for a firearms permit? I have two handguns, a revolver and a 1911 (so the 10 round aspect isn't an issue), and I would entertain taking either one or both if I thought it would be worth the trouble. I have heard (on the internet FWIW) that the MPD can give gun owners an especially hard time if stopped for anything and they may also come to my residence to "check up on me" to ensure I am following the rules. If I can stay off their radar entirely I will, because I foresee myself living in DC for the next 5 years or more. I will also be living with other guys I don't know and don't want to be inviting potential trouble for them. This is unavoidable due to rent costs. I have never been arrested or any of those other things on a 4473 so I can't think of any reason I should be denied. However, that assumption is based on an Alabama understanding of 2A and DC is a different animal. Do they often snub people with current carry permits and who already own the firearms? Second, I like my knives too but I don't have a single folder less than 3''. My EDC for years has been a ZT 0301 but it looks mean and won't go well with a suit. I like nice things but don't want to drop a ton of coin on something and lose it to the Russell/Capitol Building security folks if I unexpectedly have to go over there for work. Alas, that excludes a Chris Reeves small Sebenza and it looks like I will get a couple of SOG microns. I'm looking forward to starting my new lobbying job and will be living in Glover Park. I'd love to meet some fellow GT'ers up there so shoot me a PM if you want to kill an hour sometime.