Thomas Massie, July 29, 2014
In defiance of the U.S. Constitution, the Supreme Court and even basic common sense, District of Columbia Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton and now The Courier-Journal (editorial, July 25) continue to attack my effort to restore the right to bear arms in the District of Columbia.
On July 16, the U.S. House of Representatives passed my legislation that would block the District of Columbia from using federal taxpayer dollars to enforce various D.C. laws that infringe upon Second Amendment rights. The amendment passed by a vote of 241-181. Twenty Democrats even voted in favor.
Norton and the Courier-Journal suggest that my amendment somehow “forces big government” upon those who live in the District, and that my efforts to restore basic rights to D.C. residents are inconsistent with my limited government principles. This assertion is false.