Thursday, June 30, 2005

Another stab at D.C.'s gun ban

Washington, DC:
The U.S. House of Representatives dealt a blow to Washington, D.C.'s strict gun control law on Thursday when it passed an amendment that would effectively allow fully assembled rifles and pre-1976 handguns to be kept in city homes.

The amendment to an appropriations bill for federal subsidies for the District of Columbia prohibits the funds from being used to enforce certain sections of the city's 29-year-old gun control law.
This is the quote that really kills me:
City officials argue that Washington, with its chronically high murder rate, will see gun crime rise further if guns are allowed to be freely sold and kept in the city.
I just don't understand how they can be so stupid. Guns are already freely sold and kept in the city, but not by people who actually obey the law. My own personal theory is that they are not that stupid. No one can be that stupid. Having malicious intent to keep a populace unarmed and victimized is another story.

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