A reporter asked him if Washington had made any recent progress in cracking down on illegal gun sales, giving the mayor an opening to talk about one of his marquee issues.
“This year, we, a lot of people, helped in keeping Congress from passing this Right to Carry bill, where every state would have to recognize the carry laws in other states,” the mayor responded. “And there are some states that have no laws, so it would essentially mean everybody could carry a gun anyplace no matter what state laws were, and Congress did not pass it.”
“I suppose thatâ€™s progress,” he said, sounding unconvinced.
Perhaps he sounds unconvinced because it’s still an active bill and will remain so until late next year. So, yeah, progress is that you’re still having to fight for another year on a bill that would have passed the Senate during the last session. Yay for progress!