Voting Rights to Come Next Week?

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‘Military gun salute at the crematorium, Brisbane’
courtesy of ‘State Library of Queensland, Australia’

It’s looking more and more likely by this time next week the House of Representatives will have voted, despite the provision that contains a requirement that the city give up their strict gun control laws and abide by the Federal standards. Initially, this stopped voting rights dead in its tracks, but as Democrats are getting concerned this may be their biggest majority in some time to come, they want to get this done while they can. Standing in the way, of course, are some Republicans, including Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) who don’t believe you can add to the House of Representatives by legislative fiat. So, what do you think, DC? Go for the vote? Hold out for better legislation? Or is it all just unconstitutional? Click through for the poll.

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2 thoughts on “Voting Rights to Come Next Week?

  1. Get representation, then use that representation to propose legislation that repeals that portion of the law.

    Right now Congress could (in theory) pass the gun portion of the legislation WITHOUT giving DC a representative. Take the seat.

  2. I grew up in the heart of DC and everyone in my neighborhood knew the truth about the DC gun control laws. They only hurt those of us who are law abiding citizens. Criminals don’t care if they have to go over to MD or VA to pick up a gun. Regardless of the HOR thing, the gun control laws need to change.