Back in September I vented my spleen about a House bill aimed at repealing D.C.’s gun laws. Via DCist comes news that Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison has proposed a bill in the Senate to do basically the same thing, because she just doesn’t feel safe without her handgun nearby.
Even though I no longer live in the District, after calling it home for more than 10 years I still feel a connection, and I can’t help thinking that the last thing D.C. needs is more guns on the streets. I don’t know what chance Hutchison’s bill has of passing the Senate, but it may have a better chance now than it would have before the election. Fortunately, also via DCist, I learned a gun control activist in California has started a petition to show support for D.C.’s handgun laws.
It might seem a little odd for someone in California to start a petition about a law in D.C., but considering that a Senator from Texas is proposing changing the law via a bill in Congress, where the citizens of D.C. have no vote, it’s not that odd. So, I signed, and I thought I’d post here and encourage others to sign too.