House Amendment Could Make D.C. the Nation's Most Permissive Gun Jurisdiction

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., decried a House proposal Wednesday that would effectively wipe out all of the District of Columbia's gun safety laws.

"This amendment is being offered by a member who claims, at every turn, to support the principle of local control or local affairs, yet he is using the big foot of the federal government to overturn local laws," Norton said.

The amendment was proposed by Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., one of Congress' most outspoken libertarians.