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4 April 2004

Associated Press

It's easy for lawmakers to say they want to be tough on crime. It can be a lot more difficult to decide how tough they want to be. In an effort to crack down on gun-related crime in Delaware, House Speaker Terry Spence, R-Stratford, last year proposed drastically ratcheting up penalties for use of a firearm during the commission of a serious crime. Under current law, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony carries a minimum mandatory sentence of... (GunPolicy.org)

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