Sunday, September 28, 2008

Senate Dems block D.C. gun bill

Predictably, Senate Democrats have moved to block passage of the bill overturning D.C.'s restrictive gun law, passed in the wake of the Supreme Court's Heller decision.
Senate Democrats objected Thursday to an attempt by Kay Bailey Hutchinson, R-Texas, to take up House-passed legislation that would roll back District of Columbia gun laws.

Majority Whip Richard J. Durbin , D-Ill., objected, calling the bill an attempt “take away the authority” of the city to write its own gun laws.

Hutchinson said it is “the prerogative of Congress” to make laws affecting the District.

Article here.

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