Ruh-roh rest of the 17 or so candidates for US Senate, the man who in my dreams is still mustachioed has combined his love of men in uniform and firearms to produce a heterosexual marriage of greatness. You know who else likes gun rights and our troops? Pretty much everyone who votes in the republican primary.
Not to be whatever, but maybe this should be proposed in concert with a) a fully funded treatment plan for soldiers with PTSD, b) a plan for a DC Congressman, because taxation without representation and all that, but really, that’s secondary to the below 100% American idea.
from the press release:
Rep. Gingrey today submitted an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act that would exempt active duty military personnel from the District of Columbia’s punitive firearms rules.
“Our servicemen and women are highly-trained, highly-skilled, and the most professional fighting force in the world,”Gingrey said. “This amendment expresses the sense that D.C.’s 40,000 active duty military have the right to carry their firearms without risk of violating D.C. law, and in some cases, finding themselves in jail.”
About Gingrey’s amendment
Servicemen and women have been prosecuted because of the District’s unconstitutional prohibition, despite their training in the use of firearms, which is a travesty. These 40,000 individuals must request a waiver or be subject to D.C.’s onerous handgun regulations.
Studies have shown that firearms are a crime deterrent. The handgun ban leaves law-abiding citizens unable to protect themselves from violent acts or individuals breaking the law. This amendment recognizes that the D.C. handgun law, especially in regard to trained servicemen and women, punishes individuals well-equipped to protect themselves and others while emboldening perpetrators of violent crime.
Click here to read the amendment in full.