House Passed Amendment Exempting Military From D.C. Gun Laws

“Representative Gingrey’s anti-home-rule amendment continues a pattern of Republican assaults on our local rights and gun safety laws, which we know how to fight,” said Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC). On Friday, the House passed an amendment to the 2014 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) exempting members of the military from Washington, D.C. gun laws. Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-GA) filed the amendment, which says military personnel living or stationed in D.C. would be exempt.

“If there were a problem involving guns and our active military, he would not target only the District of Columbia,” she added.

Read about the other amendments to NDAA on The Hill.