U.S. House Approves Removal of Most D.C. Gun Restrictions

Action Comes a Day After Local Council’s Emergency Vote to Loosen District Rules

The U.S. House of Representatives today passed a bill that could eliminate almost all gun control regulations in the District of Columbia.

The D.C. Council Tuesday passed an emergency measure to rid some of the local gun ban regulations, but the House approved the removal of almost all remaining restrictions in the 266 to 152 vote.

The legislative action has been anticipated since the historic U.S. Supreme Court Ruling in June said the District’s gun ban – the most stringent in the nation – was unconstitutional.

The bill will now go to the Senate. But with a little more than a week left in the session, the bill may not pass.