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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A five-time felon in Delaware is facing up to 20 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to illegally obtaining and possessing a gun.

Thirty-five-year-old Charles L. Blackshear pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of illegal possession of a firearm and one count of aiding and abetting the illegal purchase of a firearm.

Prosecutors agreed to drop a second count of illegal gun possession. Blackshear was arrested and turned over to federal authorities last year after a traffic stop in Elsmere.

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A 16-year-old has been arrested after threats of violence against the North Dorchester High School that were posted on Snapchat.

The Dorchester Sheriff’s Office says that the juvenile has been charged with the threat of mass violence and disturbing school activities.

The Snapchat posting showed an image of a person holding a firearm along with other firearms.

In addition, it contained a threatening message.

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New gun safety legislation has been introduced in the Delaware legislature aimed at preventing minors or others from obtaining their loaded weapon.

The measure makes it a crime to unlawfully permit a child or others who are not allowed to have a gun access to a loaded firearm.

WBOC reports that it would be a misdemeanor but the severity of the offense could increase if it is used in a crime.

Rep. Sean Lynn is the main author of the measure.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Democratic lawmakers are introducing legislation to raise the age for all firearm purchases in Delaware to 21.

The proposal comes in the wake of last month's school shooting in Florida and echoes efforts in other states and decisions by Wal-Mart and Pittsburgh-based Dick's Sporting Goods to raise the age for all gun purchases.

Under current law, a person in Delaware must be 21 to buy a handgun, the type of firearm most often used in crimes and suicides.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The season for hunting deer with firearms has begun in Maryland.

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources said in a statement that the two-week season runs from Saturday through December 9.

It allows hunters to shoot sika and white-tailed deer and helps the state manage the deer population.

For the first time this year, hunters will be allowed to use certain air guns.