DOVER, Del. (AP) — Gun-control advocates and gun-rights supporters are gathered in Dover as state lawmakers are poised to revisit a bill expanding the ability of Delaware authorities to prohibit people with mental health issues from having guns.
The bill, pushed by Attorney General Beau Biden, won overwhelming passage in the House last year before being dealt a stunning defeat in the Senate.
Under their rules, Senate lawmakers have three legislative days, a period ending Tuesday, to rescind the vote.
The bill requires mental health providers to call police if they believe a person poses a danger to himself or others. That could lead to the attorney general's asking a judge to prohibit the person from owning or possessing a gun. The judge also could order the seizure of any guns the person owns.