Legislation to keep Delawareans safer has been announced by Senator Brian Pettyjohn of Georgetown. This legislation would expand the crime of possession and purchase of deadly weapons by persons prohibited – to include perpetrators of violent crimes who have been found not guilty by reason of insanity, guilty but mentally ill or mentally incompetent to stand trial – including juveniles in those categories. If the bill sounds familiar – part of it comes from HB 88 which died earlier this week, but it’s only a narrow part of the earlier measure that had broad support. Representative Ruth Briggs King of Georgetown is the co-prime sponsor – the bill is now being circulated for co-sponsorship.
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