National Capital Security and Safety Act

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The bill, which was introduced September 9, 2007, hoped to require the District of Columbia to revise its laws regarding the use and possession of firearms as necessary to comply with the requirements of the decision of the Supreme Court in the case of District of Columbia v. Heller, in a manner that protects the security interests of the Federal government and the people who work in, reside in, or visit the District of Columbia and does not undermine the efforts of law enforcement, homeland security, and military officials to protect the Nation's capital from crime and terrorism.[1]



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House of Representatives Action

The House of Representatives voted on H.R. 6842 on September 17, 2008.

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Scored vote

Scorecard: National Journal 2008 House Scorecard

Org. position: Aye

Description:

"Permit debate on a bill requiring the District of Columbia to comply with a Supreme Court decision that overturned its handgun ban. September 16. (241-183)"

(Original scorecard available at: http://www.nationaljournal.com/njmagazine/cs_20090228_4813.php)


Same for all scorecards:

Scored vote

Scorecard: National Journal 2008 House Scorecard

Org. position: Aye

Description:

"Repeal District of Columbia laws that prohibit possession of firearms. September 17. (260-160)"

(Original scorecard available at: http://www.nationaljournal.com/njmagazine/cs_20090228_4813.php)

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  1. National Capital Security and Safety Act on [1].

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