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senate Bill S. 874

Easing Restrictions on Gun Ownership in the District of Columbia

Argument in favor

This bill removes some of the more onerous restrictions on gun ownership in the District of Columbia, and takes a balanced approach by empowering property owners to create their own limitations on where guns may be taken.

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08/02/2015
what part of shall not be infringed do you not understand
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07/30/2015
Reference the Constitution; not you're emotions.
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Morgan's Opinion
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12/11/2016
I support the second amendment the constitution says we have the right to keep and bear arms
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Argument opposed

Even though Congress has significant oversight over the District of Columbia, that does not mean it should be meddling in their affairs. If the citizens of our nation’s capitol want tough gun laws they should be able to have them.

cooktravis's Opinion
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08/02/2015
The Supreme Court has ruled and they're the final say on laws. They have ruled that congress can outlaw certain types of guns, it can't just outright ban guns. Congress has the power to ban semiautomatic guns and other guns, I don't get how that's hard to understand. Everyone talks about their second amendment right, do they not read the rest of the constitution?
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David's Opinion
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07/25/2015
Let DC VOTERS DECIDE GUN CONTROL FOR THEMSELVES.
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heychrisfox's Opinion
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08/02/2015
This is a regional affair that should be legislated regionally. This isn't the federal governments business.
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    what part of shall not be infringed do you not understand
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    The Supreme Court has ruled and they're the final say on laws. They have ruled that congress can outlaw certain types of guns, it can't just outright ban guns. Congress has the power to ban semiautomatic guns and other guns, I don't get how that's hard to understand. Everyone talks about their second amendment right, do they not read the rest of the constitution?
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    Reference the Constitution; not you're emotions.
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    I support the second amendment the constitution says we have the right to keep and bear arms
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    Let DC VOTERS DECIDE GUN CONTROL FOR THEMSELVES.
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    This is a regional affair that should be legislated regionally. This isn't the federal governments business.
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    Ok, but did anyone give thought to how much time poor thugs and felons will have to filling out forms and registering their weapons? Hopefully they will be able to use their EBT cards to pay the fees!
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    YES YES YES. Stop trying to restrict law abiding citizens from exercising their Constitutional Right to own a gun!
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    The law bidding citizens should have a right to defend there selfs
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    DC's gun control laws are unhelpful and overly burdensome. Citizens should absolutely be allowed to possess semi-automatic weapons and registration of firearms contributes NOTHING to security.
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    Gun restrictions of this type are unconstitutional under the Second Amendment.
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    We need less restrictions on responsible gun ownership everywhere.
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    If the people are going to be encouraged combat crime in their own neighborhoods, allow them the means to do so.
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    Current laws are a violation of the second amendment. It is atrocious.
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    2nd amendment needs to be followed. There must not be any infringement on the rights of law abiding citizens to own or carry firearms.
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    "Florida is a pro-gun state. Gun violence has dropped. There's a reason for it. We created a balance that's focused on lowering gun violence but protecting the Second Amendment, and it's a model for many other countries and many other states because of that." Read more at http://www.cnn.com/2015/06/27/politics/jeb-bush-gun-control/
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    The District of Columbia and all it's inhabitants should be allowed the freedoms of their FULL civil rights, as should all citizens of this Great Nation.
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    These idiotic laws haven't made any difference. They are fruitless and should be repealed.
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    Guess they want to do away with the second amendment. Just so everyone is on the same page, the word "infringe " basically means "to limit ". We already have too many laws on the books that do exactly that..... Which violates the second amendment. STOP VIOLATING THE SECOND AMENDMENT!!
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    2nd amendment
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