background checks http://delmarvapublicradio.net en Maryland Gun Background Checks Lag Behind Demand http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/maryland-gun-background-checks-lag-behind-demand <p>More than two dozen firearms have been given to people in Maryland who were barred from owning them because of their criminal records.</p><p>The<a href="http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/bs-md-guns-criminal-records-20130801,0,5640815.story"> Baltimore Sun</a> reports that officials say it’s because the state is unable to keep up with background checks.</p><p>A team of undercover troops recovered 30 guns which the dealers had legally released after the 7 day period.</p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 14:50:01 +0000 Don Rush 38758 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Maryland Gun Background Checks Lag Behind Demand Gun Legislation Up Before On Maryland House of Delegates http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/gun-legislation-maryland-house-delegates <p></p><p>ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The Maryland House of Delegates is scheduled to take up Gov. Martin O'Malley's gun-control measure.</p><p>The House is planning to consider changes to the bill on Tuesday.</p><p>Two House panels voted 27-18 on Friday to move the bill to the floor.</p> Tue, 02 Apr 2013 12:48:20 +0000 Don Rush 31767 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Gun Legislation Up Before On Maryland House of Delegates Expanded Gun Background Checks Makes Progress in Delaware http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/expanded-gun-background-checks-makes-progress-delaware <p></p><p>DOVER, Del. (AP) - A state House committee has voted to release a bill that expands criminal background checks for gun purchases in Delaware to cover sales between private sellers and buyers.</p><p>The measure cleared the Judiciary Committee on a 7-to-4 vote Wednesday and now heads to the full House.</p><p>Wednesday's vote came after the committee resumed a hearing on the measure after running out of time last week with opponents still waiting to speak against the bill. Committee members heard two more hours of public comment Wednesday.</p> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 13:40:17 +0000 Don Rush 31104 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Expanded Gun Background Checks Makes Progress in Delaware Gun Background Checks in Delaware Legislative Committee http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/gun-background-checks-delaware-legislative-committee <p></p><p>DOVER, Del. (AP) - A House committee is resuming consideration of bill expanding criminal background checks for gun purchases in Delaware to cover sales between private sellers and buyers.</p><p>The Judiciary Committee was to resume a hearing Wednesday after it ran out of time last week with opponents still waiting to speak against the bill.</p><p>The legislation is part of a gun control package proposed by Gov. Jack Markell after the December massacre at a Connecticut elementary school.</p> Wed, 20 Mar 2013 12:46:23 +0000 Don Rush 31042 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Gun Background Checks in Delaware Legislative Committee Gun Background Check Hearing Extended in Delaware http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/gun-background-check-hearing-extended-delaware <p></p><p>DOVER, Del. (AP) - A state House committee has temporarily tabled a bill expanding criminal background checks for gun purchases in Delaware to include sales between private sellers and buyers. But it is expected to receive fresh scrutiny in coming days.</p><p>The bill was tabled in the House judiciary committee Wednesday after time ran out with more than a dozen people still waiting to speak.</p><p>The committee will resume consideration of the bill next week. The vast majority of people who spoke at Wednesday's committee meeting were opposed to the bill.</p> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 12:29:32 +0000 Don Rush 30706 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Gun Background Check Hearing Extended in Delaware Governor Jack Markell Offers Up Missing Weapons Law http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/governor-jack-markell-offers-missing-weapons-law <p></p><p>Under a measure unveiled by Governor Jack Markell yesterday Delaware gun owners would have to report lost or stolen firearms within 48 hours of discovering the weapon was missing.</p><p>If a person does not do so he will face a misdemeanor charge.</p><p>Repeat offenders could be looking at a felony and potentially lose the right to own a gun.</p><p>Democratic State Senator Darryl Scott of Dover told WBOC that there appears to be strong support for this part of the plan.</p><p>In addition, he believes that there is broadening support for background checks.</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 14:08:28 +0000 Don Rush 29522 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Governor Jack Markell Offers Up Missing Weapons Law