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At Monday’s D.C. Council Committee on Human Services hearing, opponents of a citywide pit bull ban echoed an old National Rifle Association argument: Pit bulls don’t hurt people—bad pit bull owners hurt people. And if ban supporters—some of whom used the hearing to display pit-bull-inflicted scars—had a hard time following the logic, committee Chair Sandy Allen didn’t. If the ban took effect, asked Allen, what would happen to illegally bred puppies? They would be removed from the city or destroyed, answered Washington Humane Society Executive Director Mary Healey. “That seems inhumane to me,” deadpanned Allen. Her quip, however, was ban opponents’ happiest moment of the day: A few minutes earlier, police had removed three four-legged sympathizers who had been yelping their opinions from a sidewalk that abuts council chambers. “They said that we were disturbing the council,” explained dog breeder David Bodziak. A vote is expected this summer. —Kevin Diaz