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Rubio Bill Would Let 18-Year-Olds In D.C. Buy Assault-Style Guns — Despite What He Just Said

Rubio Bill Would Let 18-Year-Olds In D.C. Buy Assault-Style Guns — Despite What He Just Said

WASHINGTON ― Following the deadly school shooting in his home state, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) last week expressed support for raising the minimum age for certain gun purchases from 18 to 21, yet he is not backing away from a bill he proposed that would reduce restrictions on young people obtaining such weapons in the nation’s capital. “I absolutely believe that in this country, if you are 18 years of age, you should not be able to buy a rifle,” he said at a CNN town hall last week, where he faced questions from students and parents affected by the Feb. 14 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

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