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House votes to ease DC gun restrictions

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posted on Sep, 18 2008 @ 12:04 PM
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House votes to ease DC gun restrictions


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The pro-gun majority in the House moved Wednesday to compel the nation's capital to broaden the rights of its residents to buy and own firearms, including semiautomatic weapons.

Critics, led by the District of Columbia's sole delegate to Congress, decried the action. They said the vote tramples on the district's right to govern itself and could endanger both residents and political dignitaries who often travel across the city.
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posted on Sep, 18 2008 @ 12:04 PM
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But the National Rifle Association-backed bill passed easily, 266-152, with supporters saying they were determined to give D.C. residents the same Second Amendment right of self-defense that has been available to other Americans.


Which is the proper thing to do, of course. The federal enclave known as the District of Columbia should be the first holdout for the Second Amendment, not the last. It needs to set the example.



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