22 May 2009

They Voted for You: Guns in Jellystone

West Virginia's U.S. House delegation helped pass a measure "to allow people to carry loaded guns in national parks and wildlife refuges," The Associated Press reports.

Reps. Alan Mollohan, D-1st; Shelley Moore Capito, R-2nd; and Nick Rahall, D-3rd, all voted for the Senate-passed amendment in the 279-147 roll call.

"A total of 105 Democrats in the House joined 174 Republicans in supporting the gun measure, which essentially restores a Bush administration policy that allowed loaded guns in national parks for two months earlier this year," the article said. "The vote was a bitter disappointment for gun-control proponents, who watched as a Democratic-controlled Congress handed a victory to gun-rights advocates that they did not achieve under Republican rule. "

AP also notes that the amendement was inserted "into a popular bill imposing new restrictions on credit card companies."

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