Emily Miller is an editor for the Washington Times who decided to try to buy a gun in D.C. She's been documenting her experience in a series called "Emily gets her gun". I've been following her for a while now. I just popped in today to check on her progress, and good news! After quite a bit of time, money and perseverance, she's finally got her gun. If you want to see bureaucracy used as a weapon of mass confusion, check out http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/guns/. I recommend that you start at the bottom article and work your way up if you have the time. It is mind-boggling just how complicated a government can make something when they'd (apparently) really rather you never complete the process. That pesky Constitution and all.