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Topic - Andrew Fois
Mayor Vincent C. Gray and the city's top attorney lent their qualified support to a bill that would decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana, but they suggested changes to quell concern that people could walk the streets openly smoking joints.
A proposed bill in the District that would decriminalize some gun and ammunition charges for nonresidents will send the wrong message about gun laws in the District, the city's office of the attorney general said at a hearing Monday.
"Certainly the line has to be drawn somewhere on what sorts of offenses are appropriate for this procedure and which ones are not," Mr. Fois said.
"It gives us more ability to decide if it really was the innocent 'nothing' it appeared at the time," Mr. Fois said.