DOVER, Del. (AP) - A Democratic state lawmaker from Wilmington has introduced legislation that would enable the city to pass its own gun-control laws.
A bill introduced Thursday by Rep. Stephanie Bolden would allow Wilmington to prohibit, restrict or license the ownership, transfer, possession or transportation of firearms or ammunition.
Earlier this month, Wilmington's city council introduced several gun control proposals, some of which mimic proposals by the Markell administration for statewide gun restrictions.
But under current state law, municipalities in Delaware are prohibited from enacting their own gun-control laws. The bill introduced by Bolden, a former Wilmington city councilwoman, removes that prohibition for Wilmington, which has been plagued by gun violence for several years, but keeps it for other Delaware municipalities.
The bill will be heard by the House Administration Committee on Wednesday.
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