HB 35, the background check for gun purchases is on the way to the state Senate, but you do not see any protests from us. Why not? The 10 amendments addressed most of our problems. I call upon the Senate to exempt current military personnel. Background checks help us enforce existing laws. If they are not used as a backdoor registration, I do not have a problem. Having background checks available for private sales protects the innocent party from liability and it will give an avenue to prosecute people who are transferring weapons to criminals. If the proponents expect this to be a great solution, remember most gun sales are already background checked and gun runners are not all of a sudden going to start background checking before they sale the overseas smuggled weapon they pulled out of the trunk of their car. This will not stop the drug dealers and gangs from getting weapons. It is not a panacea. It will help on the margins, and if you are the one or two people not killed each year, it is worth it to you. I thank the House for listening to the people and being the people’s house. The majority of Delawareans approved of background checks, but they did not want a Draconian bill that puts government in family gifts and allowed people to FOIA what type of weapons you purchased. This is the way the process is supposed to work. Republicans and Democrats listening to the people affected and coming together with a reasoned solution.