Braslavsky: Representation or revolvers

Sophomore Thomas Braslavsky, a Hatchet columnist, looks at the reprehensible choice D.C. must make between gaining Congressional representation and allowing more guns in the District.

The one thing holding D.C. back from having Congressional representation seems to be a debate on gun rights. The D.C. Voting Rights Act, which would give our city an official representative in the House, has stalled for the past nine months. In February, it passed in the Senate – but only after being stamped with additional language that would abolish many of Washington’s already depleted gun laws. The House seems unsure of what to do, with an influential pro-gun lobby splitting the Democrats while D.C. residents wait. Thank you for helping the nation’s capital, National Rifle Association.

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