Del. Officials Unveil 1st of Several Gun Control Bills

Gov. Jack Markell, Attorney General Beau Biden and other officials gathered Wednesday to support a bill requiring the reporting of lost and stolen firearms.

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    Gov. Jack Markell and other Delaware officials announced the first of several gun control bills in a news conference on Wednesday.

    Delaware officials have unveiled details of the first of several gun-control bills being pushed by the Markell administration in the wake of the Connecticut school shooting.

    Gov. Jack Markell, Attorney General Beau Biden and other officials gathered Wednesday to support a bill requiring the reporting of lost and stolen firearms. The bill requires a person to report to police within 48 hours of discovering that a firearm is lost or stolen.
     
    A first offense for failing to report would be a misdemeanor subject to a fine of up to $500. Subsequent offenses would be felonies.
     
    The measure is the first bill to be released as part of a package of gun-control proposals announced last month.