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Thursday, June 23, 2016

House Republicans Plan To Roll Back Restrictive D.C. Gun Laws

In the wake of the Orlando terror attack, House Republicans on Monday introduced steps to eliminate draconian gun-control laws in the District of Columbia. Since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down its handgun ban in District of Columbia v. Heller, the D.C. city council has gone to excessive lengths to continue to restrict gun rights.

Representatives Thomas Massie, R-Ky., and David Schweikert, R-Ariz., introduced measures that would block D.C. from enforcing multiple gun-control laws, including requiring residents to show “good reason” before issuing concealed-carry permits and enforcing gun-free zones.

“Gun control is not the solution. The only practical way to have prevented this tragedy is by eliminating gun-free zones where security is inadequate to protect law-abiding citizens who are otherwise capable, willing and endowed (by their Creator with the right) to defend themselves,” Massie wrote. “I introduced these amendments to reduce the likelihood of a similar tragedy in D.C.”