Paul's bill gutting DC gun laws teed up
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Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulSenate Dems hold floor talk-a-thon against latest ObamaCare repeal bill Overnight Defense: Senate passes 0B defense bill | 3,000 US troops heading to Afghanistan | Two more Navy officials fired over ship collisions Lawmakers grapple with warrantless wiretapping program MORE's (R-Ky.) proposal to roll back gun control laws in Washington, D.C., is getting fast-tracked through the Senate.  

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellSenate passes 0B defense bill Overnight Health Care: New GOP ObamaCare repeal bill gains momentum Overnight Finance: CBO to release limited analysis of ObamaCare repeal bill | DOJ investigates Equifax stock sales | House weighs tougher rules for banks dealing with North Korea MORE (R-Ky.) finished the procedural maneuver on Monday, allowing for the presidential contender's legislation to be placed directly on the Senate calendar where it could be scheduled for floor time. No vote has been scheduled. 
 
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Paul's proposal would require the District of Columbia to grant concealed carry permits to both District residents and nonresidents. It would also require the District to honor concealed carry licenses from other states and roll back D.C. laws that currently restrict gun and ammunition ownership.
  
Paul tried to include a similar proposal in the ObamaCare repeal bill passed by the Senate last week. That failed in a 54-45 vote, with 60 votes needed to include the amendment in the larger reconciliation package, which is expected to be vetoed if it reaches President Obama's desk. 
 
"The District of Columbia police chief said that if you see an active shooter, take them down," the Kentucky Republican said Thursday night ahead of the vote on his amendment. "The problem is it's very difficult to own a gun in D.C., and it's merely impossible to be able to have a gun with you if you were to see an active shooter."
 
Paul would likely need the support of at least six Senate Democrats to overcome any procedural hurdles to move the stand-alone legislation through the Senate. Sen. Joe DonnellyJoseph (Joe) Simon DonnellyGOP sees fresh opening with Dems’ single payer embrace Trump steps up courtship of Dems Trump having dinner with Schumer, Pelosi on Wednesday MORE (D-Ind.) was the only Democrat to vote in favor of Paul's amendment last week; Republican Sen. Mark KirkMark KirkStale, misguided, divisive: minimum wage can't win elections Immigration critics find their champion in Trump Trump's nominee to lead USAID has the right philosophy on international aid MORE (Ill.) voted against it.