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No statehood, but how about some guns?

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TAMPA — The Republican platform committee has agreed to add language opposing statehood for the District of Columbia.

The District will get its own section of the Republican platform. In it, the GOP will urge the D.C. Council to expand gun rights in the city. They will also oppose allowing the District to achieve statehood status, a proposal urged by Indiana delegate James Bopp, a constitutional scholar.