09 August 2008

Hope For Congress?

House Will Hold Vote to Wrest Gun Control From Washington, D.C., Government

WASHINGTON — House leaders have agreed to allow a vote next month on a bill that would end local handgun control in the District of Columbia.

The measure was filed last week by several conservative Democrats, and supporters say it has a good chance of passing the House. Its prospects in the Senate are unclear.

The Supreme Court struck down the city's 32-year-old handgun ban in June. Since then, D.C. lawmakers have passed emergency legislation that maintains strict regulations.

The House bill seeks to eliminate those measures.

The legislation would allow D.C. residents to own handguns without registering them with police if they meet federal requirements for firearms ownership.

The bill also would end a requirement that owners keep their handguns unloaded and disassembled in their homes and would repeal the city's ban on most semiautomatic handguns.

Robocop's Comment:

It is sad that Congress still has to ponder such a bill in light of the Supreme Court's affirmation of the individual Right To Keep and Bear Arms. While this bill indicates that there is still hope for our liberties from the Democratic controlled Congress, the reality is that this will not get through the hard core Libtards in the arena.

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