Thursday, June 26, 2008

Pelosi Calls for More Gun Control- Does Hodes Agree?

(Hillsboro) Hillsboro Republican Grant Bosse today asked Congressman Paul Hodes if he agrees with Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s call for more gun control laws in the District of Columbia, even as the Supreme Court has thrown out the District’s oppressive ban on handgun ownership.

In the wake of the landmark District of Columbia v Heller decision, the Court threw out the gun ban and reaffirmed an individual right to keep and bear arm. Pelosi responded by claiming that the Court decision leaves plenty of room for new gun control laws.

"I think it still allows the District of Columbia to come forward with a law that’s less pervasive," Pelosi said. "I think the court left a lot of room to run in terms of concealed weapons and guns near schools."

Paul Hodes has voted with Pelosi almost unanimously in his two years in Congress, which prompted Bosse to ask if Hodes would again follow the lead of Democratic leadership.

“Is Paul Hodes going to stand up to Nancy Pelosi, as she tries to rebuild DC’s oppressive gun laws, or will he support the rights of gun owners by rolling back unneeded restriction on the right to keep the bear arms?” Bosse asked.

Bosse is the most consistent support of gunowners’ rights in the Republican field to challenge Hodes. Following the Heller decision, Bosse noted that Congressional action was needed to secure the rights that the Supreme Court recognized.

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