Letter to the Editor: Gun proposal places unnecessary burden

As a former resident of Maryland and a retired police officer, I see that Democratic lawmakers are attempting to turn Delaware into Maryland by proposing a new requirement to purchase a handgun.

This new requirement (Maryland law) would require any Delaware resident who can legally purchase a handgun to be fingerprinted and photographed to apply for a “purchasers card”.

After being approved, the legal buyer can then apply after filling out the proper forms to be submitted to purchase the handgun. There is no mention of the fees in the news article that the legal buyer would have to pay.

This new law, as seen in Maryland, has not prevented one homicide, shooting, or robbery from occurring. This law only places another burden upon the legal gun buyer.

Henry Beaudet Jr.

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