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Council Members Cool To Voting Rights Bill

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The House could take up the D.C. Voting Rights Act this week. Some members of the D.C. Council will not support the bill if it weakens the District’s gun regulations.

Council Chairman Vincent Gray says giving up the ability to restrict guns locally is not worth the trade off. And some of his colleagues agree.

Ward Three council member Mary Cheh is circulating a petition. And she plans to present it to members of Congress, including those who say now is the best chance in a generation of securing a vote in the House.

“I would rather wait to eternity before I bow down to the gun lobby and say ‘The only way I’m gonna get this is if we give up the right to protect ourselves,'" says Cheh.

Still, she’s working against the clock, a vote could come as early as Wednesday.

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