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The National Rifle Association has been a big supporter of Congressman Andy Harris with a total of over $25-thousand since his 2008 campaign.

His Democratic colleagues have not taken any money from gun rights or gun safety groups so far this year.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that so far he has received nearly $2-thousand so far this year according to the Center for Responsive Politics.

The paper reports that Harris’s office did not respond for comment.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Democratic lawmakers are introducing legislation to raise the age for all firearm purchases in Delaware to 21.

The proposal comes in the wake of last month's school shooting in Florida and echoes efforts in other states and decisions by Wal-Mart and Pittsburgh-based Dick's Sporting Goods to raise the age for all gun purchases.

Under current law, a person in Delaware must be 21 to buy a handgun, the type of firearm most often used in crimes and suicides.

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Students from Richard Montgomery High in Rockville, Maryland rallied in the nation’s capital calling for stronger gun control legislation.

In their protest in front of the White House Daniel Gelillo, a senior at the school, said that student must pressure lawmakers to force them to act on gun control.

He told the Associated Press that until now nothing had an impact on lawmakers.

Gelillo noted that there had been a number of shootings from Orlando and Las Vegas to now the high school in Parkland that left 17 people dead.

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LEONARDTOWN, Md. (AP) - Two Maryland teenagers have been charged with making threats after they talked about bringing guns to school.

The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office said it received a call Friday about two Leonardtown High School students who were discussing a recent school shooting.

According to police, the teens were overheard discussing bringing guns to school and how they were too smart to get caught.

Deputies investigated and learned one of the teens had access to numerous firearms and had made posts on social media that were a cause for concern.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - A Republican running for a Maryland legislative seat raffled off an AR-15 assault weapon at a Saturday night fundraiser, only days after the same type of weapon was used to kill 17 people at a Florida high school.

The Baltimore Sun reported that about 15 people held a peaceful vigil outside, reading off the names of the 17 victims, as well as others killed in mass shootings, before the fundraiser for sheriff's deputy Aaron Penman.

The Facebook posting for Penman's event said gun winners would have to complete background checks.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The Virginia House of Delegates has voted down a proposal that would've banned guns in the chamber's gallery while lawmakers are on the floor.

News outlets report that the proposed change was voted down with a 48-49 vote along party lines. Republicans opposed the change and Democrats supported it.

Del. Kathleen Murphy, D-Fairfax, said the change would put the House's rules in line with the state Senate, which already bans guns in its gallery during its daily floors sessions.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - A bill taking aim at devices that increase the rate of fire of semi-automatic rifles has cleared its first hurdle in Delaware's legislature.

The bill, which makes the sale or possession of bump stocks, trigger cranks and similar devices a felony punishable by up to five years in prison, was released from a Democrat-led House committee Wednesday.

The gunman who killed 58 people and wounded hundreds more in Las Vegas in October had several weapons outfitted with bump stocks.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - A bill that would prohibit gun ownership by some mental health patients and criminals has been introduced in Delaware.

A statement issued by Gov. John Carney says he joined state legislators Tuesday in announcing the Beau Biden Gun Violence Prevention Act. Rep. David Bentz introduced the bill, similar to one proposed in 2013 by then-Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden.

Biden, son of former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, died in 2015 after battling brain cancer.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - A person who receives treatment through Maryland's new medical marijuana program may have to surrender his or her right to own a gun.

The Baltimore Sun reported Monday that concerns are growing over how federal gun laws will impact people who use medicinal marijuana.

Marijuana is still illegal under federal law. Authorities have made it clear to gun dealers that they shouldn't sell to people who use marijuana medically.

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EDGEWOOD, Md. (AP) - Following last month's mass shooting at a church in Texas, a Maryland sheriff is asking state lawmakers to let parishioners bring their handguns to church.