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Washington D.C. voting rights held hostage by NRA stance on local Gun law……

The people of the nations capital have been trying to get right to vote (The Districts House member, Eleanor Holmes Norton, does not actually have the right to cast a vote in Congress) for a long time……they thought they might get there  with a tack on to the current Defense Spending bill being reconciled by the House and the Senate right now…..But that’s not gonna happen….Why?

It seems that nobody up on the Hill is gonna have the NRA mad at them…..The folks in DC had in place a restrictive gun law for its citizen since 1976…some one sued against it and the issue ended up going to the Supreme Court last year, which ruled that people have right to own arms….but ……”…the justices in the majority “are aware of the problem of handgun violence in this country” and believe the Constitution “leaves the District of Columbia a variety of tools for combating that problem, including some measures regulating handguns.”

So the District still has the ability to regulate gun ownership……something the NRA is against..

The whole issue is toxic…national democrats won’t touch it remembering how the NRA was able to muster votes against Al Gore in key state in his run for president……

So….The District’s right to vote remains held hostage to the NRA……..

October 28, 2009 - Posted by | Politics | , , , , , ,

3 Comments »

  1. I’m 100 percent Pro-Gun as a Blue Dog Democrat.

    Obama’s chances of getting Health Care Reform signed this year are DEAD once Landrieu, Bayh, Lincoln, Pryor and Co., are crossing over with the GOP to kill the bill after they found out about public option being back on.

    Comment by Conservative Democrat | October 28, 2009 | Reply

  2. I’m going to bet that will be a bill after all this dancing around in public…you wait and see…….CD…..

    Comment by jamesb101 | October 28, 2009 | Reply

  3. Healthcare that is……..

    Comment by jamesb101 | October 28, 2009 | Reply


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