Hearing to make gun buy-back program permanent

State lawmakers host a hearing on a measure that would make a pilot gun buy-back program permanent.  

Senate Bill 204 would establish the Community Firearm Recovery Program to get illegal and unwanted guns off the streets.  Last year, lawmakers approved a one year pilot buy-back program funded with $100,000.  The result of the first buy-back held in Wilmington in December was overwhelming.  More than 2,000 weapons were turned in.  Today, the Senate Finance Committee will consider the measure at Legislative Hall in Dover.


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