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It’s no surprise that D.C. residents aren’t fans of Republican Rep. Thomas Massie and Sen. Rand Paul meddling with local D.C. laws. But the two aren’t getting much love from a home state newspaper, either.

Louisville’s Courier-Journal‘s editorial board published a piece Thursday slamming their representatives for introducing amendments in their respective chambers that would gut D.C.’s gun laws. The piece points out the hypocrisy that the Republicans purport they want less government for the people in Kentucky, but are forcing more government on the people of D.C.

A couple of members of Kentucky’s Congressional delegation who claim to want government out of our lives want to force more of it on the District of Columbia.

Tea party favorites Rep. Thomas Massie and Sen. Rand Paul, libertarian-leaning Republicans, are pushing measures in Congress to roll back Washington D.C.’s strict gun laws adopted by its officials to try to reduce gun violence in the nation’s capital, WFPL reports.

…The delegate from Washington has no floor vote, which means [Eleanor Holmes] Norton could only complain about the gun measure but not vote against it.

That sounds like taxation without representation, something anyone who purports to love liberty ought to oppose.

Read the full editorial here.

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