New DC Gun Control Bill Moving In The U.S. House

New DC Gun Control Bill Moving In The U.S. House

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    Exclamation New DC Gun Control Bill Moving In The U.S. House

    As the House Gets Ready to Vote on Repealing the DC Gun Ban
    Your Representative now needs to hear from you

    Gun Owners of America E-Mail Alert
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    Monday, September 15, 2008

    How quickly things can change.

    Last week, the early reports indicated that the Childers bill to repeal the DC gun ban, HR 6691, was going to be a "cake walk" in the House of Representatives.

    But now, DC Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) has managed to get an alternative, anti-gun bill onto the floor of the House. Her bill passed out of committee last week on a whopping 17-1 vote. Every Republican on the committee except for Rep. Dan Burton (R-IN) voted for the Norton bill.

    The Norton bill would allow the DC council to continue enacting gun control, while the Childers bill (HR 6691) would repeal the ban on semi-auto pistols and rifles in DC, the registration requirements which require residents to get permission from the city council before they can own a weapon, and the lock-up-your-safety provision.

    Representatives will now have a choice between the two bills and the fact that every Republican in the committee, except for one, voted for the Norton gun control bill is not a good sign.

    ACTION: Please urge your Representative to vote IN FAVOR of the Childers bill (HR 6691) and to vote AGAINST the Norton gun control bill (HR 6842). You can use the pre-written message below and send it as an e-mail by visiting the GOA Legislative Action Center at GOA Legislative Action Center (where phone and fax numbers are also available).

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    Dear Representative:

    I am glad to see that the House is taking up HR 6691, a bill introduced by Mississippi Democrat Travis Childers. His bill would help enforce the recent Supreme Court decision in U.S. v. Heller by repealing the gun ban in the District including the ban on semi-auto pistols and rifles, and the registration requirements which require residents to get permission from the city council before they can own a weapon.

    The Childers bill will also strike the "trigger lock" provision which endangers gun owners by forcing the lucky ones who successfully jump through the 12-step process to render their guns unusable for immediate defensive purposes.

    However, I strongly oppose the Norton gun control bill which would allow the District to continue passing gun control legislation. Please vote for HR 6691 and against the Norton compromise (HR 6842). Thank you.

    Sincerely,

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    Don't get excited yet

    Click on link for full AP story. Sounds like this may be nothing more than a vote magnet.

    House debates bill to kill D.C. gun restrictions - International Herald Tribune

    International Herald Tribune
    House debates bill to kill D.C. gun restrictions

    The Associated Press
    Wednesday, September 17, 2008

    WASHINGTON: The House took up legislation Tuesday to eliminate most of the gun restrictions in the U.S. capital, including a ban on semiautomatic weapons . . . It is not likely that the vote, scheduled for Wednesday, would have an immediate effect on gun ownership in one of the country's more violent cities. The Senate probably won't consider the bill in the few remaining weeks of this session.

    International Herald Tribune
    House debates bill to kill D.C. gun restrictions
    Associated Press writers Brian Westley and Nafeesa Syeed contributed to the story.

    Correction:
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