House Passes Amendment to ‘Restore Gun rights’ in D.C.

by Elizabeth Kreft  |  published on July 18, 2014

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The House of Representatives passed an amendment Wednesday that would prevent the District of Columbia from spending funds to enforce local gun laws — including registration and fingerprint requirements for gun owners.

Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) offered the amendment to the House appropriations bill which directly controls the spending for D.C., and the freshman representative saw this as a finite window to address gun rights.

“The genesis was the opportunity — it was a limitation amendment on the appropriations bill. This amendment process gives rank and file members the opportunity to introduce legislation if they can’t get it to the floor through committee, so this was an opportunity for me to bring up the gun issue,” Massie told TheBlaze.

During his floor speech, Massie noted the startling gun violence statistics in the nation’s capitol.

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