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Smyk’s Spin Control Responds to Ayotte’s Criticism

By: Wolf von Baumgart, Staff Writer In response to IPoD 20th District State Representative candidate, Don Ayotte's criticism of incumbent St. Rep. Steven Smyk's support for more restrictive gun control legislation in the form of House Bill 325 , aired live on last Friday's Dan Gaffney Morning Show (WXDE 105.9 FM), Delaware House of Representatives Minority Caucus Communications Officer, Joe Fulgham has issused the following response, apparently on behalf of Representative Smyk: ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dan: During your show today from Jimmy's Grille, Don Ayotte was briefly interviewed. During his time on-air, Mr. Ayotte made several factual errors regarding public policy. Specifically, he mischaracterized the actions of State Rep. Steve Smyk regarding House Bill 325 - a measure that lengthens 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