http://www.cadc.uscourts.gov/internet/o ... 573768.pdf
Foot note 1.
In his reply brief in this court, Heller argued for the first time that the registration requirement impinges upon the Second Amendment right to bear arms because a person can “go to prison and receive a lifetime ban on possession of firearms for failure to register or reregister.” See D.C. Code §§ 7-2502.03, 7-2507.06, 7-2502.08 (providing generally violation of the registration requirements may result in fines, imprisonment, and ineligibility to register weapons in the future). This assertion, however, is too little, too late. It comes too late because we do not ordinarily notice an argument that first appears in a reply brief. See Gunpowder Riverkeeper v. FERC, No. 14-1062, 2015 WL 4450952, at *5 (D.C. Cir. July 21, 2015) (“[A]rguments not clearly raised in a party’s opening brief are generally considered to be forfeit”). In any event, it is too little because in Heller II we instanced other licensing schemes we think impose a de minimis burden notwithstanding that failure to comply with those schemes may result in criminal penalties; so it is with the basic registration requirement for long guns. See Heller II, 670 F.3d at 1254-55 (describing licensing schemes “such as [that] for … driving a car” as “self-evidently de minimis”); D.C. Code § 50-1403.01(e) (providing that an individual found guilty of “operating a motor vehicle in the District” while that person’s license is “revoked or suspended” may be fined or imprisoned for up to one year).
This reasoning is why you have no constitutional rights.
Is your religion registered with the state?