By a vote of 40 to 1, the State House sent the governor a bill June 30 that subjects offenders who use guns to commit crime to significantly higher jail sentences.

By a vote of 40 to 1, the State House sent the governor a bill June 30 that subjects offenders who use guns to commit crime to significantly higher jail sentences.

Senate Bill 40 adds the crime of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony to the list of violent felonies that can trigger a life prison sentence under Delaware's offender statue.

"Gun violence is a threat to families in every corner of our state, and it has to stop," Attorney General Biden said. "With this bill we are sending a clear message that you will pay a heavy price if you commit a crime with a gun."