Paul's bill gutting DC gun laws teed up
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Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulPro-Trump super PAC raises .5 million in 6 weeks Trump has exposed Democratic hypocrisy on prison reform Overnight Energy: Reporters barred from Day 2 of EPA summit | Dems blame Trump for gas price increases | Massachusetts to get new offshore wind farm 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 McConnellMcConnell says he backs Mueller probe after classified briefing Overnight Finance: Trump signs Dodd-Frank rollback | Snubs key Dems at ceremony | Senate confirms banking regulator | Lawmakers lash out on Trump auto tariffs Senate Dems’ campaign chief ‘welcomes’ midterm support from Clintons 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."