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Forget new gun control: Citing Orlando, House may roll back existing D.C. gun laws

June 23, 2016

The Washington Post

June 21, 2016

by Aaron C. Davis

The mayor of the District of Columbia argued last week that assault rifles are “only meant to devastate humans,” and that following the massacre in Orlando, Congress must “finally do something” about guns.

But it’s safe to say that this is not what Mayor Muriel E. Bowser, a Democrat, had in mind: House Republicans on Monday introduced measures that would effectively wipe out existing gun-control laws in the District, which are among the country’s most restrictive.

Under one measure, introduced by Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.), the District would be prohibited from spending money to enforce laws regarding which residents and visitors can carry firearms.

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