“Lost in the Flood”

Gabe Schlabach expands upon his recent DC Gun Violence post in a new article for Third Way Cafe.  An excerpt:

Travis Childers (D-MS) introduced a federal bill, H.R. 6691, that would repeal all of Washington, D.C.’s gun laws and prevent the city from enacting future gun laws, even those found constitutional by the Supreme Court. The bill would set D.C.’s gun laws at the federal minimum level, allowing the possession of all firearms except sawed-off shotguns, fully automatic machine guns, and short-barreled rifles.

Gun violence steals the sacred and God-given gift of life from over 150 D.C. residents each year. There are competing opinions about whether gun control legislation is effective at stopping this tragedy or not. But the people of Washington, D.C. and their elected officials should have the power to decide the laws that affect their own safety. The U.S. Congress should not be making life-and-death policy decisions for the people of D.C. for political, election-year purposes.

The full article can be found here.

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