September 25, 2008

HERE'S AN EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY...:

Senate Democrats Block Rollback of D.C. Gun Laws (Congressional Quarterly, 9/25/08)

Senate Democrats objected Thursday to an attempt by Kay Bailey Hutchinson, R-Texas, to take up House-passed legislation that would roll back District of Columbia gun laws.

Majority Whip Richard J. Durbin , D-Ill., objected, calling the bill an attempt “take away the authority” of the city to write its own gun laws.

Hutchinson said it is “the prerogative of Congress” to make laws affecting the District.

Gun-rights advocates say the District government is not abiding by a Supreme Court decision in District of Columbia v. Heller that voided the city’s handgun ban in June


...for Senator Obama to show he isn't anti-gun. He can lead his party on the issue.


MORE:
Obama seeks to take down NRA ad Ben Smith, 9/25/08, Politico)

The Obama campaign has written radio stations in Pennsylvania and Ohio, pressing them to refuse to air an ad from the National Rifle Association.

"This advertisement knowingly misleads your viewing audience about Senator Obama's position on the Second Amendment," says the letter from Obama general counsel Bob Bauer. "For the sake of both FCC licensing requirements and the public interest, your station should refuse to continue to air this advertisement."

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 25, 2008 5:35 PM
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