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.  House Bill 423, sponsored by Rep. Larry Mitchell, D-Elsmere, would reinstitute Delaware’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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Permitless concealed carry bill fails in committee

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

A bill to allow Delawareans to carry concealed firearms without a permit failed to be released from the five-member Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday. The lengthy committee meeting drew dozens of public comments on either side of the issue, with some members of the public taking offense to Wilmington Sen. Sarah McBride’s characterization of permitless concealed carry as a “justice system …

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Bill to ban gun magazines of more than 17 rounds passes House committee

Betsy Price Government, Headlines, Police & Fire

  A bill that would ban gun magazines of more than 17 rounds passed the Delaware House Judiciary Committee Tuesday afternoon. A companion bill, which would require a permit and gun training before being allowed to buy a gun, will be heard in the Senate Judiciary Committee May 11 at noon. The Tuesday vote followed three-and-one-half hours of discussion. The …