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.