Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Federal Bills Introduced To Repeal DC Gun Laws

The bills introduced Tuesday would eliminate gun-registration requirements in the city and prevent the mayor and the D.C. Council from adopting laws prohibiting gun ownership.

It would also bar city officials from enacting laws that would prohibit guns from being carried in public places (whether concealed or openly brandished), that would diminish the authority of the city's police chief to deny concealed-carry licenses, or that would prohibit city leaders from preventing guns from being taken into city buildings.

The legislation was introduced into the Senate by Sens. John McCain, Arizona Republican, and Jon Tester, Montana Democrat. In the House, the bill was sponsored by Reps. Travis Childers, Mississippi Democrat, and Mark Souder, Indiana Republican.


Old NFO said...

Heh- THAT is going to stir up the hornets... :-0

Crucis said...

Hmmm. Interesting. Would that make DC a "shall issue" city? Would it also allow open carry?

Yes, interesting.