Delaware Officials Eye Bill On Lost, Stolen Guns - 47 ABC - Delmarva's Choice

Delaware Officials Eye Bill On Lost, Stolen Guns

Posted: Updated:

NEWARK, Del. (AP) - Delaware officials have unveiled details of the first of several gun-control bills being pushed by the Markell administration in the wake of the Connecticut school shooting.

Gov. Jack Markell, Attorney General Beau Biden and other officials gathered Wednesday to support a bill requiring the reporting of lost and stolen firearms. The bill requires a person to report to police within 48 hours of discovering that a firearm is lost or stolen. A first offense for failing to report would be a misdemeanor subject to a fine of up to $500.

Subsequent offenses would be felonies. The measure is the first bill to be released as part of a package of gun-control proposals announced last month.

 

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Powered by WorldNow
Powered by WorldNow All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WMDT. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.