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    I urge you all to take a moment and call/fax/email your Congressional Reps and let them know how you feel on the DC voting act which they are trying to push through...

    There are several things wrong with the bill--but primarily the two biggest issues are:
    Article 1 of the Constitution of the United States.


    The second biggest issue--and the one which most directly affects the reason for this board--is the continued resistance in D.C to allowing the residents thereof to exercise their rights guaranteed to them under the Second Amendment. The "district" in the infinite wisdom of their "politicians" want to have a vote in Congress while denying the rights of the Constitution to its' residents...the people of D.C have a right to both keep AND bear arms, not just keep them "if the District says you can"....the entire D.C council is composed of hypocrites.



    The purpose behind all of this is to grant defacto statehood to D.C while denying the Constitutional rights afforded to each citizen--and it is simply wrong. It is an abrogation of the Constitution to even think of allowing D.C a vote in Congress, and I would ask everyone to write your reps a nice well written letter and let them know how you feel-or if you feel that D.C should have a vote in Congress--then at least make it known to them that the Second Amendment Provision should be left intact and not removed from the bill.


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    Nah, let them vote it in. The first response will be the test of Constitutionality, which will likely fail. The second response is that it will be reversed, but the amendment (which is severable) will remain in effect, leaving DC residents with the ability to own firearms as most citizens in the US are allowed to do.

    http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d111:SP575:
    "Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." Benjamin Franklin

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