: News

Senators Push Bill To Repeal D.C. Gun Laws

Play associated audio

By Manuel Quinones

New legislation on Capitol Hill aims at repealing the District's strict gun laws.

Two Senators:Montana Democrat Jon Tester and Arizona Republican John McCain, are teaming up in pushing the so-called 'Second Amendment Enforcement Act.'

The legislation would get rid of the District's restrictions on semi-automatic firearms and allow residents to buy guns and ammunition in Maryland and Virginia. It would also expand people's ability to keep legal guns in their home. Those guns wouldn't have to be unloaded and disassembled or secured.

The bill will likely encounter resistance from other Democrats in Congress. Tester says it's about securing gun rights.

"I think the Constitution is clear," says Tester. "The Second Amendment applies across the board. And we ought to live by it."

Tester is a strong gun rights advocate. McCain is in a tough re-election campaign and eager to shore up support among conservatives in his state.

WAMU 88.5

Taking Great Photos On Vacation Or "Staycation"

Professional photographers give us the latest on cameras, smart phones and shooting tips for great vacation photos this summer -- and every day.

NPR

For Greece's Farmers, Growing Pressure To Be More Competitive

Greece grows plenty of good agricultural products, but has trouble competing internationally. Many in Greece say it's time for the farm sector to modernize.
WAMU 88.5

Obama's Trip to Africa & Foreign Aid

By visiting Africa this month, President Obama is drawing attention to one of the diplomatic tools that most directly shapes America's relationships with other countries: foreign aid and assistance. But now all policy makers at home feel the United States is pursuing the soundest strategy when it comes to providing aid abroad. We explore the issue with the official in charge of the Africa portfolio for the United States Agency for International Development.

WAMU 88.5

Taking Great Photos On Vacation Or "Staycation"

Professional photographers give us the latest on cameras, smart phones and shooting tips for great vacation photos this summer -- and every day.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.