Lawmaker looks to ban 60 styles of semi-automatic rifles and handguns

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A bill that would ban a slew of gun styles in Delaware has been introduced in the general assembly. The legislation, sponsored by Democratic Senator Bryan Townsend, looks to block the sale and transfer of 60 different semi-automatic rifles and handguns.

Sen. Townsend says, “military style assault weapons are not protected by the Second Amendment” and “have limited or no practical use.”

State Rep. Rich Collins opposes the measure, saying, “the real solution is for the state to improve on its miserable record of gun crime prosecution.”

The bill is expected to face a very difficult fight in the general assembly. You can read the entire bill here: SB163.