WILMINGTON, Del. (AP)- Gov. Jack Markell is joining other state officials in unveiling proposed gun legislation for Delaware.
Following the massacre at an elementary school in Connecticut last month, officials have been looking at how to keep guns out of the hands of people who shouldn't have them and how to reduce gun violence, particularly mass shootings.
Delaware lawmakers voted in 2011 to join other states in sending mental health records on individuals prohibited from having firearms to a federal gun purchase background check database. But a proposal by Markell to close the so-called "gun show loophole," which excludes private firearms transactions not involving licensed dealers from federal background checks, failed to clear a Senate committee.
Markell said recently that he has not given up on closing the gun show loophole.
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WASHINGTON (AP)— New government figures underscore the staggering long-term consequences of military sexual assaults: More than 85,000 veterans were treated last year for injuries or illness linked toMore
New government figures underscore the staggering long-term consequences of military sexual assaults: More than 85,000 veterans were treated last year for injuries or illness linked to the abuse, and 4,000 sought disability benefits.More
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SALISBURY, Md.- Salisbury police are looking for two suspects after a man was shot and injured during a Sunday night armed robbery. At around 9:42 p.m., officers responded to the 200 block of WinterbourneMore
Salisbury police are looking for two suspects after a man was shot and injured during a Sunday night armed robbery.More
A group of homeless people living in the woods in Wicomico County have been forced to pack up their camp and leave. Police said the group was living in the woods in Fruitland near the Wal-Mart shopping center. WBOC's Bill Mich reports.More