Background Checks

State would conduct firearm background checks under proposed law

Charles Megginson Government, 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.Ā  House Bill 423, sponsored by Rep. Larry Mitchell, D-Elsmere, would reinstitute Delawareā€™s 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 legislatureā€™s plans

Charles Megginson Government, 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 …