Two gun control bills focus on mental health and age restrictions.

Two bills on gun control are set to hit the Delaware house floor for a vote after both won unanimous support from House Administration Committee.

The two bills aim to tackle age restrictions and mental health issues. 

House Substitute 1 for House Bill 302, otherwise known as The Beau Biden Gun Violence Prevention Act, sponsored by Representative David Bentz, says that if a person is found to be mentally ill or has committed violent crimes and are found guilty of insanity or mentally incompetent to stand trial, they would not be allowed to purchase a firearm. The bill is listed on the House agenda for Thursday

Meanwhile House Substitute 1 for House Bill 330 sponsored by House Speaker Pete Schwartzkopf would change the legal age to buy a gun from 18 to 21. However there are exceptions to this which include active members of the military, police or anyone over the age of 18 that has a carry-concealed permit. The bill is set for a floor vote next week.

Categories: Delaware, Local News

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