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July 22, 2014 12:00 AM

Republicans gut D.C. gun laws to curry favor back at home

House Republicans who profess an allegiance to local democracy outdid themselves in the hypocrisy department last week as they trampled on the District of Columbia’s right to home rule. Not content with measures that restrict the District from using its locally raised tax dollars for abortions for low-income women, the Republican-controlled House also voted to roll back the city’s decriminalization of marijuana and gut city gun laws.

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