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    Senior Member AirborneSapper7's Avatar
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    May 2007
    South West Florida (Behind friendly lines but still in Occupied Territory)

    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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    Senior Member uniteasone's Avatar
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    Yes!.... the NRA can still pull strings in Washington....
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