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Mendelson Moves for Changes to D.C. Gun Control Bill

As Congress moves to strip D.C. of local control of its gun registration requirements, council member Phil Mendelson is putting forward his own changes to the legislative bill pending before the council.

Under Mendelson's amendments, "most semi-automatic pistols
will be eligible for registration, but a person will not be able, lawfully, to rapidly fire a large
supply of ammunition at once." He also would establish penalties for gun owners who allow children access to the weapons, and he would repeal the limitation of one handgun per registrant.

Mendelson will hold two public hearings on the bill: September 18 and October 1.

By David A Nakamura  |  September 9, 2008; 10:28 AM ET
Categories:  Gun Ban Case  
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Too little too late. This is an election year and the Democrats in Congress is not going to allow District Council boondoggling threaten their reelection bids.

They should have done this in the outsight. And recall, EVERY SINGLE COUNCILPERSON signed the defacto ban posturing as regulation.

Posted by: Ward6ForNow | September 9, 2008 10:46 AM | Report abuse

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