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Bill to raise age for buying rifles stalls in Del. Senate

March 30, 2018

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A major gun control bill has stalled in Delaware’s Senate.

The News Journal reported that a proposal to block the sale of rifles to people under the age of 21 failed get a vote on Thursday. That’s because a flurry of amendments were proposed on the floor in Dover.

The measure had been scheduled for a final vote. It will now have to wait until after the two-week Easter break that runs until April 17.

The last-minute amendments would expand exceptions under the proposal. They would include allowing people between the ages of 18 and 21 to purchase a rifle if they pass a hunting course. People who’ve been honorably discharged from the military or who are seeking a protection from abuse order would also get an exception.

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Information from: The News Journal of Wilmington, Del., http://www.delawareonline.com

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