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DC: Gun Law Nullified and Rights Restored?

Discussion in 'Legal' started by Midwest, Jul 18, 2014.

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  1. Midwest

    Midwest Member

    Sep 13, 2011
    DC: Gun Law Nullified and Rights Restored?

    I have been following this on the other two forums that I visit. Maybe someone can explain this better.

    Apparently, an amendment was attached to an appropriations bill that prohibits the DC Govt. from spending any money on enforcing their existing gun laws, (and for a lack of a better word)...thereby "nullifying" them?

    Kentucky Republican Thomas Massie Keeps Pushing to Gut D.C.’s Gun Laws


    The gist of it is this

    "None of the funds made available by this Act, including amounts made available under titles IV or VIII, may be used by any authority of the government of the District of Columbia to enforce any provision of the Firearms Registration Amendment Act of 2008 (D.C. Law 17-372), the Inoperable Pistol Amendment Act of 2008 (D.C. Law 17-388) the Firearms Amendment Act of 2012 (D.C. Law 19-170), or the Administrative Disposition for Weapons Offenses Amendment Act of 2012 (D.C. Law 19-295)."

    The article goes on to say that "if the law is passed, people would be able to carry concealed weapons around D.C. without a permit" :what:

    Let me take time out to add here that I am proud to say Thomas Massie is my Representative and I voted for him!

    OK, so what happens now? It has to go through Congress and then to the President? I don't think he can line item veto it? Could he?

    Is this a victory for gun owners in DC?
    Or a partial one (so far)?
    Or Do we have a long ways to go?
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2014
  2. Deltaboy1984

    Deltaboy1984 Member

    Nov 21, 2008
    Johnson County Texas
    He can veto it but I like what your US Representative did.
  3. MAKster

    MAKster Member

    Jul 8, 2006
    I hope you haven't gotten your hopes up because that amendment is basically meaningless. It was just a political statement by House conservatives. That amendment to the appropriations bill would also have to be approved by the Democrat majority Senate and then signed into law by Obama. There is zero chance of either of those things happening.
  4. Frank Ettin

    Frank Ettin Moderator

    Apr 29, 2006
    California - San Francisco Bay Area
    And that is the bottom line.

    Political theater and idle speculation.
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