The Maryland Senate is scheduled to take up a gun-control measure supported by Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley.
The bill is set to come before the heavily Democratic chamber on Tuesday, but it's unclear when senators will vote.
Opponents who say the measure violates Second Amendment rights have pledged to seek a variety of amendments. Supporters say it will give Maryland some of the strongest laws in the nation to help prevent gun violence.
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Gov. Jack Markell is proposing background checks for private gun sales as part of a new package of gun control legislation for Delaware.
The proposal to end the so-called gun show loophole is one of several announced by state officials Monday following the massacre at an elementary school in Connecticut last month. Other include banning military-style, assault-type weapons and ammunition clips holding more than five rounds for rifles and 10 rounds for handguns.