The House of Representatives adopted a slew of amendments and then passed a Senate bill to regulate firearms in the Commonwealth yesterday.
The amendments were welcomed by Attorney General Edward Manibusan whose office had drafted and proposed the sweeping legislation in the wake of a federal court ruling that essentially struck down the CNMI’s ban on handguns, an unpopular move among many in the community.
Manibusan called the amendments, about 10 of them, “good” and said he was happy the House sat down and deliberated on them.
“There was nothing wrong with the amendments. It makes the bill much stronger, I think. We appreciate all the efforts they put into the bill.”