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Norton protests as House calls for military personnel to be exempt from D.C. gun laws

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Norton protests as House calls for military personnel to be exempt from D.C. gun laws

The House approved a non-binding measure late Thursday night calling for active-duty military personnel to be exempt from the District’s gun laws, the latest in a series of issues that have divided Congress and local leaders.

The “Sense of Congress” resolution — offered by Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-Ga.) as an amendment to the massive Defense authorization bill — has no force of law and passed by voice vote, without a roll call. But it still drew a harsh response from Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D), who was already smarting from being denied the chance to testify Thursday at a hearing on a measure that would ban late-term abortions in the District.

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