Speak Out: What is a gun?

The Delaware Code offers an overly broad definition of a firearm that encompasses far more than what it’s intended to apply to, according to Rep. Jeff Spiegelman, a Clayton Republican.

“We are the only state in the country that has a definition of firearm that basically says anything that fires anything,” Rep. Spiegelman said. “A slingshot’s a gun. A bow and arrow’s a gun. A Punkin Chunkin cannon’s a gun.”

• The only people that need a definition of what a firearm is, are those that want to take our rights away, and honest, law-abiding citizens know who they are. — Philip L Puschel

•Well, Sean Lynn and speaker of the house Peter C. Schwartzkopf want to remove all rights and they know everything, just ask them. — John Greene

• No, they don’t, but do keep playing that tune. — John Greene

•They wrestle over the definition of coffee too. We are doomed with how incompetent our legislators are. — Sharon Nagyiski Purcell-Ponsell

• Good job Delaware. Give up all your rights to these political hacks; keep them employed! — Donald Michael Abrams

• Remember when we could all rally with pride under the motto, “Delaware, the State That Started a Nation?” How did we end up here today? Another testament to “effective governance”…under Democrats. — Michael Pepper

• By this definition you can take a rubber band and a paper clip and you have a gun, or a straw and a paper wad, so stupid of a definition. — Jeff Grzeszczak

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