Background Checks

State would conduct firearm background checks under proposed law

Charles MegginsonGovernment, Headlines

A bipartisan bill to put state law enforcement officials in charge of background checks for gun purchases has been filed in the Delaware General Assembly.¬† House Bill 423, sponsored by Rep. Larry Mitchell, D-Elsmere, would reinstitute Delaware‚Äôs Firearm Transaction Approval Program, known as FTAP. Federal law allows states to conduct background checks through a state agency instead of directly through …

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Pre-filed bills offer glimpse into legislature’s plans

Charles MegginsonGovernment, Headlines

The General Assembly will meet in person for the first time on Thursday, Jan. 13. (Getty Images) A list of pre-filed House bills released Thursday offers a glimpse into some of the issues the General Assembly plans to tackle when it reconvenes next week. Proposals included on the list range from a measure to make gun ownership legal for medical …