House Passes Bill To Repeal D.C. Gun Ban

House Passes Bill To Repeal D.C. Gun Ban
— Action now needed in the U.S. Senate

Thank you so much for your activism!

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives opted to pass Representative Childers’ D.C. gun ban repeal instead of the anti-gun bill sponsored by Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton — which would have allowed D.C. to continue enacting gun control.

The bill now goes to the Senate, but unless there is a ton of pressure put on Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), the bill will languish in committee.

Thankfully, Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) is spearheading an effort to get a vote on the House-passed bill. She is asking her fellow Senators to cosponsor a letter which she will then deliver to Sen. Reid.

The Hutchison letter points out that, “In DC v. Heller, the court affirmed that the District of Columbia’s ban on ownership of handguns was an unconstitutional restriction on that right.”

After noting that D.C. has continued to deprive its residents of their Second Amendment rights for more than 30 years, the letter asks Sen. Reid “to ensure that D.C. residents do not have to wait any longer to realize their constitutional rights by allowing the full Senate to consider H.R. 6842 before the 110th Congress concludes.”

(Norton’s bill was the original HR 6842, but it now contains the Childers pro-gun language instead — thanks in no small part to your efforts.)

There are not many days left before Congress recesses for the remainder of the year, and Sen. Reid is expected to try to run out the clock on the D.C. repeal bill. That’s why it’s important to act quickly and contact your own two U.S. Senators.

This is the last chance we have this year to put some teeth into the Supreme Court’s decision in Heller. Gun Owners of America will score the signing of this letter in its upcoming congressional rating.