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Delaware Officials Unveil Gun Legislation

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Gov. Jack Markell is proposing background checks for private gun sales as part of a new package of gun control legislation for Delaware.
    
The proposal to end the so-called gun show loophole is one of several announced by state officials Monday following the massacre at an elementary school in Connecticut last month. Other include banning military-style, assault-type weapons and ammunition clips holding more than five rounds for rifles and 10 rounds for handguns.
    
Officials also are proposing a ban on guns within 1,000 feet of schools and mandatory reporting of lost and stolen firearms.
    
Attorney General Beau Biden said the proposed ban on assault-type weapons likely will generate the most intense debate in the legislature, but that he believes it is consistent with the Second Amendment right to bear arms.

 

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