D.C. officials are trying to beat back an effort by some lawmakers to send a bill to the House floor that would bring D.C. gun laws into compliance with the Heller decision. The gun bill, co-sponsored by Reps. Mike Ross (D-Ark.) and Mark Souder (R-Ind.), was introduced previously and stalled. The measure now stands a good chance of gaining approval by the House of Representatives because of an unusual legislative maneuver, congressional staff members and observers said.

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