Norton Calls On Rubio To Withdraw His D.C. Gun Bill Allowing 18 Year Olds To Purchase Assault Rifles In Light Of His New-Found Support For Raising Purchasing Age

Norton Calls on Rubio to Withdraw His D.C. Gun Bill Allowing 18 Year Olds to Purchase Assault Rifles in Light of His New-Found Support for Raising Purchasing Age

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today said that Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), who says he now supports a ban on the purchase of rifles by an individual under the age of 21, has a pending District of Columbia gun bill that would permit individuals in the District under the age of 21 to purchase assault rifles.  Rubio’s bill would repeal almost all of D.C.’s gun safety laws, including its bans on guns in schools and large capacity magazines, and its registration requirements.
“After the Parkland shooting, followed by national backlash against the country’s permissive gun …

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