Hutchison Presses For Vote to Weaken D.C. Gun Regulation

Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) and 47 senators are calling on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) to allow a vote on a bill seeking to strip Washington, D.C. of much of its power to regulate gun ownership.

Hutchison, 41 other Republicans and five Democratic senators have sent a letter to read urging a vote to repeal the regulations. It cites the Supreme Court's June ruling against the city's handgun ban in June.

Read Hutchison's letter below:


September 18, 2008

The Honorable Harry Reid

Senate Majority Leader

United States Senate

Washington, D.C. 20510


Dear Leader Reid:

On June 26, 2008, the Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling affirming the Second Amendment right to bear arms as an individual and constitutionally protected right. In DC v. Heller, the court affirmed that the District of Columbia