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Continue To Support D.C.`s Personal Protection Act

Friday, September 24, 2004

H.R. 3193, the "District of Columbia Personal Protection Act," introduced by Representatives Mark Souder (R-Ind.) and Mike Ross (D-Ark.), has 228 cosponsors. It is the House companion to Senate bill S. 1414, introduced by Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah). These bills would restore the right of self-defense to law-abiding citizens of Washington, D.C.--a right enjoyed throughout the U.S., but currently denied under the D.C. Code--by allowing D.C. residents to once again own handguns and be able to keep long guns assembled in their homes. The legislation would also repeal D.C.`s repressive gun registration law.

"D.C.`s politicians have stripped law-abiding residents of their ability to defend themselves and their families," said NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris Cox. "Passage of the ‘District of Columbia Personal Protection Act` will remedy this senseless and dangerous injustice."

H.R. 3193 is scheduled to be voted on in the House this Wednesday, September 29, so please be sure to contact your U.S. Representative right away and urge him to cosponsor and support this important legislation. You can find contact information for your elected officials by using the "Write Your Representatives" tool at www.NRAILA.org, or you can call your U.S. Senators at (202) 224-3121 and your U.S. Representative at (202) 225-3121.

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Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.