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Bump stock bill gets revised again in Delaware Senate

June 5, 2018

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Senate lawmakers in Delaware have made yet another revision to a bill banning bump stocks, trigger cranks and similar devices that increase the rate of fire of semi-automatic firearms.

The Senate approved the bill unanimously Tuesday but only after lowering the penalty for a first offense of possessing a bump stock from a misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in prison to a misdemeanor carrying a maximum six-month sentence.

The change means the legislation, which has been amended eight times in the House and Senate, goes back to the House again.

As initially written, the bill made a first offense of possessing, selling or buying a bump stock a felony.

As currently written, the first-offense penalty is a misdemeanor for possession only, but a felony for buying or selling.

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