DOVER, Del. (AP) - A gun control measure banning high-capacity magazines is headed for consideration by the state House after clearing a committee.

The legislation released from committee Wednesday criminalizes the manufacture, sale, transfer, purchase, receipt or unlawful possession of magazines holding more than an approved number of bullets.

As initially written, the bill prohibited magazines holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition. The bill sponsor later added an amendment permitting magazines holding up to 17 rounds.

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DINWIDDIE, Va. (AP) - Officials in Dinwiddie County say an eighth grade student has been taken into custody after he brought a gun to school.

Media outlets report Dinwiddie County Sheriff's Office spokesman Maj. William Knott says other students saw the 14-year-old with the weapon Thursday morning at Dinwiddie Middle School and immediately notified teachers and administrators.

Deputies searched the teenager and say they found him with the unloaded gun and ammunition.

The student was taken into custody at a juvenile detention center. 

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The city of Newark is looking at banning open carry for guns in city buildings as well as private buildings where city officials are carrying out business.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that the city council will be debating a measure that would bar firearms, gun component, ammunition and explosives.

There would be an exception for law enforcement and other who carry weapons for their jobs.

Concealed guns would still be allowed.

There would be a fine of up to $500 and a possible year in jail.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - A federal judge has refused to block implementation of Maryland's new gun control law.

U.S District Judge Catherine Blake in Baltimore on Tuesday said plaintiffs in two lawsuits failed to show that implementation would cause irreparable harm to prospective gun buyers and gun shops.

Blake refused to grant an emergency stay of the law. The plaintiffs' attorneys say they would continue to seek a court order to block the measures.

Tuesday's hearing comes on the same day the law took effect.