- The Washington Times - Wednesday, August 26, 2009

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

Whenever and wherever there are moves to relax gun regulations, advocates of gun control reflexively declare in solemn tones the end of civilization. Their predictions have never materialized.

The most recent example is in the District. After the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the D.C. gun ban, the gun-control crowd sang its usual anthem. Now, more than a year after the ban was lifted, the District reports that homicides are down 25.4 percent (“D.C. police set homicide bar at 100,” Page 1, Aug. 19). Perhaps now D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, a Democrat, and others will relent and allow a vote on legislation that would grant the District a full vote in the House of Representatives. The measure is being opposed because the legislation includes an amendment that would further relax the District’s gun regulations.

STEVE A. BROWN

Springfield

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