The nation’s capital is “under the gun” from the National Rifle Association and Republican lawmakers, the congresswoman who represents Washington, D.C., said Tuesday.
Speaking to a crowd of gun safety advocates, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) warned that Washington, D.C., is under attack from GOP legislation that would weaken the city’s strict gun laws.
The Second Amendment Enforcement Act, introduced last week by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), would strike down many of the hurdles gun owners face in the District.
But gun safety advocates in Congress won’t go down without a fight.
“We feel that we are under the gun of the NRA,” Holmes Norton said. “We in the District of Columbia have very strong gun laws and have to fight to keep them.”
Republicans are challenging the gun laws in Washington, D.C., as an unconstitutional violation of the Second Amendment.
The Rubio-Jordan gun bill would expand concealed carry laws and shoot down the gun registry in the nation’s capital, among other things.
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