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“While guns are always a controversial topic, I am getting a *little* sick of politicians from other places determining what is best for the people living and working in DC.”

by Prince Of Petworth March 22, 2017 at 1:45 pm 31 Comments

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“Dear PoPville,

While guns are always a controversial topic, I am getting a *little* sick of politicians from other places determining what is best for the people living and working in DC. Per the WaPo,

“A freshman Republican member of Congress from Virginia has introduced legislation to void D.C.’s strict gun laws as one of his first bills, sparking a retort from Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton that he should pay more attention to the lax gun laws in his own state.

Rep. Thomas Garrett’s bill, filed March 15, would eliminate the city’s prohibition on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines while making it easier for residents and visitors to carry concealed firearms.

It is the House counterpart to legislation reintroduced this year by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.).

“My citizens should be able to come to their capital and protect themselves, just the way they can at home,” said Garrett, a former state senator who represents Charlottesville and a conservative swath of central and southern Virginia. “This should be something that D.C. leadership looks at. It’s their responsibility to protect their citizens.”

Perhaps in a countermove there should be a push to remove the metal detector, security checks, and strict gun regulations at his places of work, just for balance.

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