House votes to repeal DC gun ban

The US House of Representatives voted Wednesday to repeal Washington DC's gun ban. The House approved the DC Personal Protection Act by a vote of 250-171.

The bill still needs Senate approval and President Bush's signature before becoming law. Read the text of the bill here [PDF]. The Washington Post has more.

 

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