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Fri Mar 2, 2018, 03:03 AM

Delaware bill would block teens from buying rifles, shotguns

Democratic legislators in Delaware are looking to block teens from buying rifles, shotguns and other weapons, the latest in a series of gun control bills now working their way through the General Assembly.

The bill, introduced Thursday by House Speaker Pete Schwartzkopf, D-Rehoboth Beach, would raise the legal age limit to purchase long guns and long-gun ammunition from 18 to 21 – matching a similar federal restriction on handgun purchases from licensed firearms dealers.

"There’s no reason we should treat rifles or shotguns any differently," Schwartzkopf said in a release.

The Delaware State Sportsmen's Association – the local affiliate of the National Rifle Association – is opposed to Schwartzkopf's bill, calling it an inconvenience to law-abiding citizens.

Read more: https://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/politics/2018/03/01/delaware-bill-would-block-teens-buying-rifles-shotguns/384585002/

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