Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) and 47 senators are calling on Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidAmendments fuel resentments within Senate GOP Donald Trump is delivering on his promises and voters are noticing Danny Tarkanian wins Nevada GOP congressional primary MORE (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