WASHINGTON (CBSMiami/AP) — Senator Marco Rubio of Florida introduced a new bill that would ban local elected officials from enacting gun-control laws.READ MORE: Florida Records Highest One-Day Total Of COVID Cases With 21,000
The bill introduced Thursday by Rubio would essentially leave the District of Columbia governed only by federal gun laws.
Rubio says in a statement that District leaders have infringed on residents’ second-amendment rights and left them “vulnerable to criminals.” The city requires that handguns be registered, and residents must show a reason for obtaining a concealed-carry permit.READ MORE: Hundreds Attend 'Down With The Chains' Rally At Bayfront Park For Freedom For Cuba, Venezuela & Nicaragua
The bill was co-introduced by Rep. Jim Jordan, an Ohio Republican.
The only announced GOP presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, introduced resolutions last week disapproving of two District laws. Those laws would bar private groups from discriminating for religious reasons.MORE NEWS: Royal Caribbean Expands COVID Testing Requirements
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