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.

St.Rep. Steve Smyk (R? - Dist. 20)
St.Rep. Steve Smyk (R? – Dist. 20)
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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 a person should not have a gun.

HB 325’s Primary Sponsor Rep Osienski, with additional sponsors Rep. Longhurst and Sen.Townsend. Co-Sponsors include Reps. Baumbach, Bentz, Heffernan, Jaques, Kowalko, Lynn, Mitchell, Schwartzkopf, Viola; Sens. Blevins, McDowell, Peterson.

According to many gun-rights activists and enthusiasts, “The entire background check requirement itself is just a back-door registration scheme. Anyone who doesn’t think the FBI is keeping records of all these gun purchases is about as naive as a liberal gun grabbger,”stated Delaware Association for Gun Rights (DAGR). “DAGR does not bother getting into party politics, as gun owners in Delaware have been betrayed by pretty much everyone on both sides of the aisle in one way or another. We do not endorse candidates or specific political parties.”

Four liberal democrats representatives voted against this bill that further infringes on our Second Amendment rights, but Steve smyk voted YES and the bill moves to the senate, where it will probably pass! Thanks but no thanks, Steve Smyk. Your actions speak louder than your words, “Lying Steve, you said during your campaign that you were pro Second Amendment and you, “lied like a trooper!” You sold the people of Delaware down the river.”

10 thoughts on “House Junk-Yard Dog Steve Smyk On Schwartzkopf’s Leash”

  1. Once the check is initiated, it is on record, whether it is approved or disapproved, in three days or three hundred days. So, the bill doesn’t change much of anything from a privacy standpoint.

  2. Rick, the fact that he voted yes, says it all about where his head and heart it with the people who voted for him.
    BTW, it does make a difference to many people!

  3. Ayotte, once again you display your ignorance. This is utter bullshi#. Facing a sure loss in the house, various organizations including the NRA, approached several Republican lawmakers and suggested several amendments that would make this piece of shi# legislation a little palatable as it got shoved down our throats. Smyk was asked to sponsor an amendment that added retired LEOs to the list of exemptions. His was the only amendment that passed. The cost of of getting the democrat gun grabbers’ approval for his amendment was a “yes” vote on the final legislation.
    The other Republican legislators, and anyone present for the vote, knew exactly what was going on. Yes, he could have cast a “no” vote which would have affected the outcome not one iota or he could use his vote to make this stupid bill a little less bad.
    Why do you suppose that the dems extracted a “yes” vote when the passage of the bill was not in doubt? They knew that tongues like yours would wag and potentially weaken Smyk in his home district. Given your professed support for the 2nd Amendment I am sure that you have contacts in the various sportsmen’s organizations and the NRA. If you don’t believe me, give them a call.

  4. Thank you for your unbelievably diplomatic comment John. I like you too.
    However, I stand by my comment and it is accurate. Smyk was asked to amend this trash legislation so they could secure his vote to offset the four democratic liberal reps, that had the sense to vote no on this legislation. Smyk certainly isn’t the brightest bulb in the room.
    You might want to stop carrying his water for the upcoming election John!

  5. Who needs another two years of Steve Smyk and his elitist authoritarian statist outlook??? — certainly not the People of the 20th District. So, he got a special interest clause through a bad bill as a “compromise” for his vote and thinks he’s a hero when he is living proof of the Peter Principle.

    Can we afford another two years of Steve Smyk piddling away our civil liberties while he feeds at the public trough?

    It’s about time someone with brains, guts, and determination to protect the Constitution stands up and challenges him in the state primary. The same goes for his ring leader and puppet master, Schwartzkopf.

  6. IC. How is this a “better” bill w/o the LEO exclusion? DY, sorry for the less than diplomatic response. I just have this “thing” about intellectual dishonesty. 1 vote doesn’t off set 4 votes. Schwartzkopf can count. This bill never sees the light without PS knowing in advance what the numbers were. Requiring Smyk’s vote was to embarrass him and cause just this type of tongue wagging by people who don’t have a clue what went on. Pick up the phone and call Jeff Hague or John Sigler if you don’t believe
    me.

  7. The point is that Stevie Smyk sold out the citizens of Delaware as long as his fraternity was exempted from a piece of repressive legislation. What else can we expect from a guy who voted to strip the Sheriff of his constitutional law enforcement power, wants red light cameras all over the place, said that Delaware’s traffic fines are too low and votes for any bill that increases police power at the expense of civil liberties, regardless of its constitutionality?

    This is the same Steve Smyk who was quoted as saying that the poor are “a cancer on our society”. Time and time again he has proven that he is thoroughly unfit for public office. It is only a matter of time before he says or or does something really stupid again at public expense.

    Simply color coding the voting machine data cartridges would have prevented this sorry spectacle.

  8. @ Independent Consultant

    You have quite a memory, I remember listening to his bullcrap on the radio and copying them down as he spoke them, then denying saying any of it. Steve is a legend in his own mind. They protect him. I wonder if they’re ignorant enough to be grooming him for higher office?

  9. His megalomaniaical “big fish” ego certainty is is large enough as he fancies himself as one of epic heroic proportions. His minions may think that he is a shark, but he really is not a barracuda. We are talking about a guy who barely rates Piranha.

  10. please, not the sheriff argument. is jeff hague the same one that was/is a judge?

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