Washington gun owners’ rights are, once again, getting blown off by city leaders. While the city council voted unanimously on April 17 in favor of a bill to ease restrictions on Second Amendment rights, Mayor Vincent Gray has not signed the bill into law.
The mayor’s spokesman Pedro Ribeiro has not responded to my repeated requests for an explanation. The council’s website shows the legislation had not been updated since it passed.
But on Friday, the bill suddenly appeared as having been transmitted for mayoral review on Wednesday. Members of the council had expected the mayor to sign the bill within days of passage.
The longer the legislation sits untouched on Mr. Gray’s desk, the longer prospective gun owners have to struggle under the strictest gun laws in the country.