Sen. Rubio and Rep. Jordan Introduce Bill to End D.C.’s Strict Anti-Gun Laws

Florida Senator Marco Rubio and Ohio Representative Jim Jordan want to cancel Washington D.C.’s strict anti-gun laws and have introduced legislation to get the job done.

Of course, the District of Columbia is a federal enclave and is ultimately governed by the federal government. The local D.C. City Council is left to the day-to-day business, but they are NOT the final authority, Congress is.

So, for several years the D.C. Council has canceled the Second Amendment for local residents. This is what Rubio and Jordan want to reverse.

Two high-profile Republicans in Congress, Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.) and Rep. Jim Jordan (Ohio), have introduced legislation that would undo the District’s gun laws, which are among the strictest in the nation.

If embraced by Republican leaders of the House and Senate, the legislation could force a Second Amendment showdown with President Obama just two years after he failed an attempt to win stricter gun control laws nationwide.

For the District, the legislation could amount to the most serious challenge to local governance in years. For three decades, the District’s liberal Democratic leadership prohibited any gun ownership in the city. The Supreme Court struck down that law in 2008.

Rubio, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, said the legislation is necessary to protect a fundamental right that all Americans should have — including residents of the nation’s capital.

“In order to achieve the American Dream, people need to be able to live in safe communities and be able to protect themselves, their families and their properties from danger,” Rubio said. “For years, the District of Columbia has infringed on its residents’ Second Amendment rights and rendered them vulnerable to criminals who could care less what the gun laws are.”

This would be a great move. I hope they achieve success. It is outrageous that the D.C. Council has canceled the Second Amendment this way.

Warner Todd Huston

Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago-based freelance writer, has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and is featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart's BigGovernment.com, BigJournalsim.com and all Breitbart News' other sites, RightWingNews.com, CanadaFreePress.com, and many, many others. Additionally, he has been a frequent guest on talk-radio programs across the country to discuss his opinion editorials and current events as well as appearing on TV networks such as CNN, Fox News, Fox Business Network, and various Chicago-based news programs. He has also written for several history magazines and appears in the book "Americans on Politics, Policy and Pop Culture" which can be purchased on amazon.com. He is also the owner and operator of PubliusForum.com. Feel free to contact him with any comments or questions : EMAIL Warner Todd Huston and follow him on Twitter, on Google Plus , and Facebook.

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