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Tue Jun 21, 2016, 11:19 AM

 

"Forget new gun control: Citing Orlando, House may roll back existing D.C. gun laws"

The mayor of the District of Columbia argued last week that assault rifles are “only meant to devastate humans,” and that following the massacre in Orlando, Congress must “finally do something” about guns.

However, it’s safe to say that this is not what Mayor Muriel E. Bowser, a Democrat, had in mind:

As the Senate voted down several gun-control measures Monday evening, House Republicans introduced measures that would effectively wipe out existing gun-control laws in the District, which are among the country’s most restrictive.


So this raises a lot of issues other than just gun control, like the fact that DC's citizens don't get to decide their own laws. Another nugget in bold that I wasn't aware of from the article:

The measures, known as “riders,” are a frequent tool that conservative federal lawmakers use to dictate spending on social and criminal justice programs in the District, where most voters are Democrats. In recent years, the House has voted to keep the area from using its local revenue to fully implement a successful ballot measure to legalize marijuana. The House also perennially uses a rider to block the District from using its tax dollars to subsidize abortions for low-income residents.


The rest is here - https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/dc-politics/forget-new-gun-control-citing-orlando-house-may-roll-back-existing-dc-gun-laws/2016/06/21/c25f8286-3792-11e6-8f7c-d4c723a2becb_story.html

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Reply "Forget new gun control: Citing Orlando, House may roll back existing D.C. gun laws" (Original post)
TeddyR Jun 2016 OP
elleng Jun 2016 #1
Eleanors38 Jun 2016 #6
underpants Jun 2016 #2
scscholar Jun 2016 #3
friendly_iconoclast Jun 2016 #4
Eleanors38 Jun 2016 #7
bluestateguy Jun 2016 #5
friendly_iconoclast Jun 2016 #8
virginia mountainman Jun 2016 #9

Response to TeddyR (Original post)

Tue Jun 21, 2016, 11:30 AM

1. naturally.



is TYRANNY!

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Response to elleng (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 21, 2016, 02:05 PM

6. I agree with home rule. The Grand Old Potty does this regularly...

 

All the more puzzling why D.C. won't go with a reasonable 2nd Amendment stance, when the opposition is knocking its "bloody" teeth down its throat on a regular basis.
After all, Heller was one of its own.

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Response to TeddyR (Original post)

Tue Jun 21, 2016, 11:49 AM

2. Taking to offense to prevent being on the defensive

and they know that, aside from political wonks like ourselves, no one is paying attention.

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Response to TeddyR (Original post)

Tue Jun 21, 2016, 11:57 AM

3. There's already so much blood on the streets of DC!

 

More guns will make it worse. Make it worse.

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Response to scscholar (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 21, 2016, 12:37 PM

4. "More guns will make it worse." Not if they are rifles- they are very rarely used in crime

But fulminating against them does wonders for politicians who know how to
work the overly credulous...

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Response to scscholar (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 21, 2016, 02:06 PM

7. Um, maybe it's time to go after violent offenders in a more consistent manner.

 

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Response to TeddyR (Original post)

Tue Jun 21, 2016, 01:11 PM

5. I guess local control is only for conservative white communities

Not Flint, not DC.

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Response to bluestateguy (Reply #5)

Tue Jun 21, 2016, 02:29 PM

8. Oh yeah, local interpretation of enumerated rights is fine when we agree with the interpretation...

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Response to TeddyR (Original post)

Tue Jun 21, 2016, 03:10 PM

9. This sort of thing tends to happen..

This just shows how lopsided the power between"gun rights vs gun control" support is. When the "pro" side has much more support, than the "anti" side. Once the "anti" side of anything makes a big fuss, they can expect push back from the "pro" side.

Why are folks surprised, did they not expect consequences from trying to force gun control for a vote?

This should be taken as a word of warning for those that say "repeal the 2nd Amendment" from the bill of rights crowd.. But it won't be, they tend to make the same mistakes over and over and over and over....

Takes a 2/3 vote to do that....Let's call the states together,and SEE if they would repeal, or strengthen the 2nd Amendment.



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