House Amendment Exempts Military from D.C. Gun Laws

On Friday, the House passed an amendment to the 2014 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) exempting members of the military from Washington, D.C. gun laws. Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-GA) filed the amendment, which says military personnel living or stationed in D.C. would be exempt.

“Representative Gingrey’s anti-home-rule amendment continues a pattern of Republican assaults on our local rights and gun safety laws, which we know how to fight,” said Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC).

"If there were a problem involving guns and our active military, he would not target only the District of Columbia," she added.

Read about the other amendments to NDAA on The Hill.