Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Guns Over Democracy

The NRA and GOP have overruled the DC cops. Guns will be more readily available on the streets of DC, whether DC cops like it not.

My position is not pro- or anti-gun; it is stop-fucking-around-in-my-backyard.

DC should be responsible for DC gun rights, within reason. I can buy some of the argument that guns should not be permitted in DC because the entire U.S. government is contained within DC's borders. So, if anything, I'd allow for reasonable demands by the federal government to set some restrictions on gun rights for DC - it really is a matter of national security.

DC should be allowed to strengthen gun control laws from what the federals hold, but the federales should not be able to force DC to weaken their gun control laws. This is common sense.

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