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Democratic lawmakers eye ban on large-capacity magazines

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Democratic lawmakers are continuing to push for stricter gun regulations in Delaware, proposing a ban on high-capacity magazines.

A bill introduced April 12 criminalizes the manufacture, sale, transfer, purchase, receipt or unlawful possession of magazines holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition.

As with other recent gun-control proposals, exemptions would be allowed for both active and retired police officers.

The bill does not call for the confiscation of large-capacity magazines already lawfully owned by Delawareans, but it does prohibit their possession in public places – areas to which the public or a “substantial group of persons” has access.

Shooting ranges could rent high-capacity magazines to customers for on-premise use.

Violation of the ban would be a misdemeanor for a first offense and a felony for a subsequent offense.

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  1. 123 April 12, 2018

    So why are retired LEO’s aloud to retain their 2A rights.

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