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“There are too many guns on our streets and it’s too easy for criminals to get them,” [Delaware Attorney General Kathy] Jennings said. “Owning a gun is a right and it is a responsibility. That’s why it’s time to join red and blue states alike in requiring a permit and training to purchase a gun.”

She said permit laws have been shown to reduce gun homicides by 40% and suicides by 15%, a claim backed by a Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research study of Connecticut’s permit law.

Jennings is also renewing her push to ban assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines.

“These are killing machines that have no place in our communities, period,” she said.

— Mark Eichmann in Delaware AG renews push to ban assault weapons, high-capacity magazines

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