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    NRA Stopped Pelosi on D.C. Gun Issue

    NRA Stopped Pelosi on D.C. Gun Issue

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi bowed to tacit pressure from the National Rifle Association and pulled a bill opposed by the powerful gun rights organization.

    The bill would give the District of Columbia a voting member of Congress. But the NRA preferred a Senate version, which also amends the District’s gun policies.

    The Senate bill, passed earlier by a 62-36 vote, removes the District’s ban on semiautomatic weapons, registration requirements and trigger-lock rule.

    The NRA did not issue an official statement on the House bill. But word spread in the House that the NRA would consider a vote to bring its version of the bill to the floor as a vote against gun rights, according to The Hill newspaper.

    That meant that centrist Democrats who voted for the bill “could lose their prized ‘A-rating’ from the NRA, which many consider essential to keeping their jobs in rural, Southern and Western districts,
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    Yes!.... the NRA can still pull strings in Washington....
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