Senate Democrats seek to ram through gun-control measures

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Democratic lawmakers in Delaware are aiming to ram two gun-control bills through the state Senate.

The proposals would outlaw high-capacity magazines and ban the purchase of handguns unless the buyer first takes a firearms training course, gets fingerprinted and obtains a state permit.

The bills were introduced last week and members of the public will have their first chance to comment on them at a Senate committee hearing Wednesday.

Democratic Senate leaders issued a statement late Tuesday saying the bills will be voted on by the full Senate on Thursday if they are released from committee.

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