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Roundtable on Vote Bill and Gun Amendment Tonight

The D.C. Council's Special Committee on Statehood and Self-Determination holds a roundtable tonight on the D.C. vote bill and the gun amendment at 6:30 at the John A. Wilson Building, room 412.

About three dozen witnesses have signed up to testify, according to the office of Michael A. Brown (I-At Large), who chairs the committee. Among the witnesses are members from the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence ; ACLU National Capital Area ; Stand Up for Democracy ; DC Republican Party ; DC Statehood Green Party ; Root, Inc .; and the Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence.

"The Roundtable will gauge public opinion and help shape a District-wide position on the DC Voting Rights bill and the pro-gun amendment," Brown said in a statement.

Though the witness list is closed, the committee will still take written commentary for the record. The deadline is April 14, the statement said. All statements should be submitted to Ms. Cynthia Brock-Smith, Secretary to the Council, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 5 , Washington , DC , 20004 , by 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 14, 2009.

By Marcia Davis  |  April 7, 2009; 7:30 AM ET
Categories:  D.C. Council  
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I'd like everyone to note that while we ban guns in DC, the penalty for carrying a pistol without a license in a slap on the wrist. Most persons caught with a gun are released the same day. Read about Ransom Perry Jr. So, perhaps we can move away from this exciting discussion on constitutional issues and start trying to protect the citizens of DC? Oh wait, that's not nearly as fun and the cocktail parties are poor. Sorry to interrupt the abstract doings of DC Council.

Posted by: mendelsonmustgo | April 7, 2009 11:32 AM | Report abuse

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