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Press Release: Sali Urges Passage of Bill to Protect Second Amendment Rights

September 9th, 2008 by Halli

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Idaho Republican Bill Sali said today, during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing, that Congress should pass a bipartisan bill that would protect the Second Amendment rights of Washington, D.C. residents.

Sali is an original cosponsor of the bipartisan H.R. 6691, The Second Amendment Enforcement Act. This bill is in direct response to the D.C. City Council passing emergency laws that disregard the Supreme Court’s ruling in the District of Columbia v. Heller case by creating other new restrictions on D.C. residents’ rights.

“The D.C City Council emergency laws blatantly disregard the Court’s ruling but this bill before us today is a bipartisan step to enforce not only the Court’s ruling but the intentions of our Founding Fathers and the Second Amendment. The Supreme Court did not waver in its June ruling that the District’s ban on handgun possession in the home violates the Second Amendment,” said Sali.

“Congress must be vigilant to safeguard the right to keep and bear arms, which is now indisputably an individual right for all law-abiding citizens. The D.C. emergency laws need to be swiftly repealed and The Second Amendment Enforcement Act does precisely this,” concluded Sali.

Provisions in H.R. 6691 include:
Repeal D.C. ban on semiautomatic pistols
Restore right of self-defense at home by repealing the draconian trigger lock requirements
Reform registration requirements
Allow D.C. residents to purchase handguns

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