State Senate Approves 1 Gun Measure, 2nd Dies in Committee

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Legislation that would guns out of the hands of people who are deemed to pose a public danger by the courts has been approved in the State Senate.  House Bill 222, which creates a Lethal Violence Protection Order, was approved with a vote of 20 yes and 1 absent.  It passed in the State House with a unanimous vote earlier this month.  The bill is headed to the Governor for his signature.  Another piece of legislation, Senate Bill 163, which would ban the future sale of military-style assault weapons in Delaware, was defeated in committee.  Two Democrats joined the Republicans on the committee to prevent a debate.