Rep. Shelley Moore Capito today voiced her support for legislation to protect Second Amendment rights in Washington, DC, with passage of the National Capital Security and Safety Act.
"Today's legislation is a bipartisan victory and ensures that the District of Columbia complies with Supreme Court rulings affirming Second Amendment rights," said Capito, who was a co-sponsor of the language included in today's bill.
"This was an important bipartisan step, and I applaud my colleagues on both sides of the aisle for their support of this bill. As this bill moves forward I will continue to defend the constitutional rights granted to all of us by the Second Amendment."
The legislation follows the Supreme Court's Heller decision which affirmed the Second Amendment rights and declared the DC gun ban unconstitutional. Passage of today's bill would ensure that the District of Columbia's regulations fall within the framework of the Heller decision.
It would reform the District's firearm registration system, ensure that regulations do not unduly burden law-abiding citizens, and ensure that all who carry a firearm maintain the appropriate permits.