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Holmes-Norton attacks McCain for bill restoring D.C. gun rights

Monday, May 3, 2010

The measure would rescind Washington D.C.’s ban on semi-automatic weapons and would loosen criminal penalties for city residents found in possession of an unregistered firearm. The bill closely resembles much of the gun-related language that has been attached to the D.C. Voting Rights Act, a long sought measure to give D.C. a representational vote in Congress. On the verge of a House vote last month, the voting rights bill was scraped at the last minute in part because of the Republican-supported gun provisions.

Read Original at: The Hill


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