Carper proposes military-style assault weapons ban

By Amy Cherry 4:50pm, January 28, 2013
Sen. Carper (File)
Senator Carper co-sponsors a bill that would ban military-style assault weapons.

The legislation would prohibit the sale, transfer, importation, and manufacture of more than 150 military-style assault weapons- like the ones used in recent mass shootings.

Carper, a gun owner himself, says these weapons were designed for battlefield and don't belong in Delaware neighborhoods.

A similar call came from Attorney General Beau Biden, who called for this ban, in a joint press conference with Gvoernor Markell earlier this month.

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