Skip to comments.UPDATE: D.C. budget autonomy bill pulled after Rand Paul offers amendments on guns, abortion, unions
Posted on 06/26/2012 7:03:51 PM PDT by marktwain
UPDATE: The bill to give budget autonomy to the District has been pulled from Wednesdays schedule, after negotiations between Democrats and Sen. Rand Pauls (R-Ky.) office failed to produce any agreement on his proposed amendments.
ORIGINAL POST:Add Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.) to the list of Republicans eager to change the Districts laws on guns, abortion and labor unions.
Ahead of a scheduled Wednesday morning markup of a bill to give D.C. budget autonomy, Paul has proposed a handful of amendments that could delay consideration of Sen. Joseph Liebermans (I-Conn.) measure, once again tying controversial add-ons to a key legislative priority for District leaders.
One Paul amendment would require the District to allow residents to obtain concealed weapon permits for handguns, and would require the city to honor permits issued to residents of other states. Another amendment would make the District establish an office for the purpose of facilitating the purchase and registration of firearms by DC residents, in response to reports that there is only one licensed gun dealer in the city.
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The local DC govt has been like a college freshman with a new credit card.
Whenever someone brings up the topic of DC autonomy, I always tell them that as long as DC keeps electing someone with the last name of Barry, they should never get control of anything.
As in “Respect the Constitution and DC will get autonomy.”
Rand Paul is too funny for words. Go Rand Go!!
As for Barry, I remember reading in the 1980s that his administration was so corrupt, even the police stations had to chain their typewriters to inhibit theft by their own personnel.
I can’t imagine giving those morons in DC government “budget autonomy”.