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Biden announces new gun-control legislation

Monday - 4/22/2013, 4:40pm  ET

RANDALL CHASE
Associated Press

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) -- Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden wants to make it more difficult for people considered to be a danger to themselves or others to obtain guns.

Biden proposed legislation Monday requiring mental health providers, including school counselors, to call police if they believe a person poses a danger to himself or others. Police would investigate and would refer the case to the state Department of Justice if they believe the person shouldn't have access to a gun.

The DOJ could then ask a judge to prohibit the person from owning or possessing a gun. The judge also could order the seizure of any guns the person has. In the case of a troubled child, authorities could seize any guns owned by a parent or guardian with whom the child is living.


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