House passes 'unthinkable' NRA-backed bill lifting local gun restrictions

House passes 'unthinkable' NRA-backed bill lifting local gun restrictionsOn the day of an annual vigil in Washington DC that honors the victims of American gun violence, congressional Republicans passed a Trump-endorsed bill that would eviscerate local gun restrictions, removing states’ power to control who is allowed to carry a concealed, loaded handgun in their streets. The bill passed the House of Representatives by a margin of 231-197. Former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, who survived being shot in the head in a 2011 mass shooting, called the vote “unthinkable”.