Florida senator’s bill would scrap local D.C. gun laws and align them with federal baseline
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., has declined to pull a bill that scraps Washington, D.C.’s local gun laws and aligns them with the less-regulatory federal baseline laws. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Local lawmakers in the District of Columbia have taken aim at Florida Sen. Marco Rubio for proposing legislation to overturn local measures restricting gun sales in Washington that he appeared to support for his constituents back home.
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, Del. Eleanor Holmes-Norton of Washington, D.C., and Rep. Ted Deutch of Florida called on Rubio to “immediately” withdraw the bill he proposed in 2015 and 2017.