gun control

DOVER, Del. (AP) - State lawmakers are gathering in Dover to convene a new legislative session. The 147th session of the Delaware General Assembly is to be gaveled to order Tuesday afternoon.

As usual, a key issue for lawmakers this year will be the state budget, with stagnant revenues and rising costs putting a squeeze on Delaware's fiscal forecast.

Other thorny issues likely to surface this year include gun control and gay marriage.


            Maryland Attorney General Doug Ganlser is asking a federal judge to keep the state’s gun law in effect while his office appeals the court’s decision that found the measure unconstitutional.

            This week Judge Benson Everett Legg ruled that under the Second Amendment Maryland’s law requiring state residents to show a good and substantial reason to carry a handgun is unconstitutional.

            The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the judge said that the right to bear arms extends outside of the home.