Category Archives: Gun Control

Carper Responds to Townhall; Rather listen to children than constituents

From the office of Senator Thomas R. Carper In the days and weeks following the horrific shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, we heard an outcry from students in Parkland and across the country. Their message to all of us – enough. Too many communities have lost friends and loved ones to the epidemic of gun violence. And too often, these shooting take place in a classroom, movie theater, shopping mall, or on the walk home from school – all places we expect our children to be safe from gun violence. Just a few weeks after the Parkland shooting, our students and young people organized some 250 marches around the country to protest gun violence, and to call on their elected leaders to take action to protect them. The entirely student-led March for Our Lives was a sight to behold. I was proud to join the students marching in Wilmington, with my homemade sign that quoted the Read more

Why Hillary Clinton would endanger your 2nd Amendment Rights

Hillary Clinton rejects the landmark Heller Decision, which protects the Second Amendment right to bear arms for individuals. She would be in position to replace the author of that decision. Removing this protection would allow debilitating regulations which would nullify the protections of the Second Amendment. Secretary Clinton does not care if the Amendment exists, she just does not want it enforceable and meaningful. The radical interpretations peddled by some would turn the Second Amendment on its head. The Amendment meant to protect the individual to have weapons and be able to organize themselves against forces of oppression, whether foreign or domestic, would be interpreted to protect the right of the government to organize military force. That logic is completely against the context of the bill of rights. The government already had that right in Article 1, Section 8. This Read more

House Junk-Yard Dog Steve Smyk On Schwartzkopf’s Leash

The Second Amendment states: A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED. < Del. Const., Art.1, sec.20: "A person has the right to keep and bear arms for the defense of self, family, home and State and for hunting and recreational use." The full texts of the bill is available at: http://legis.delaware.gov/LIS/lis148.nsf/vwLegislation/HB+325/$file/legis.html?open A synopsis of HB325 reads: This bill closes a loophole to our gun background check laws. The current loophole allows for guns to be given to a potential purchaser if the background check is delayed for 3 days or more. In some cases a gun is given to a person who should not be in possession of a firearm. This leads to law enforcement having to retrieve a gun from a person prohibited if the background check provides that Read more