September 17, 2008

Crapo Calls For Senate Vote On Gun Ban Repeal

Notes U.S. House has already passed related legislation

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo is joining with several Senate colleagues in asking Majority Leader Harry Reid to schedule a Senate vote on Second Amendment-related legislation to repeal the Washington, DC gun ban. Legislation to repeal the ban was approved today by the U.S. House of Representatives but has not yet been scheduled for a vote in the Senate.

The DC gun ban was ruled unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court. The House today approved the National Capitol Security and Safety Act, which rolls back many gun restrictions in Washington, DC.

"The Washington restrictions on gun ownership were clearly in violation of the Second Amendment of the Constitution and the Supreme Court ruled accordingly," Crapo said. "Now, we need to approve legislation making sure these Constitutional rights stay protected for all Americans."