City Desk

GOP Platform Has Big Plans for D.C.

Last week's shooting at Tony Perkins' downtown Family Research Council hasn't changed the religious conservative's mind when it comes to the wisdom of allowing more guns to the District. Speaking at the Republican Platform Committee's meeting today, Perkins offered a resolution supporting expanded gun rights in the D.C.

Also on the GOP plank for Washington: a section about opposing statehood, offered by James Bopp, the man who brought the Citizens United case to prominence. Not many people outside Washington are thinking about statehood no matter what their party is, but putting their opposition in writing when it has so little chance of happening still stings.

Photo by Gage Skidmore via a Creative Commons license

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