LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Delaware legislators should uphold oath to Constitution

The following is an open letter to Delaware legislators: I am a registered voter in Senate District 7/House District 19. While I have previously expressed my thoughts regarding the plethora of “common sense” solutions proposed in an attempt to dissuade future occurrences of violent crimes committed with firearms, I have addressed only my elected officials. […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Take the Second Amendment simply for what it says

It is amazing that people simply will not take things as they really are. They insist on making words to mean what they want them to mean. The 2nd Amendment is a classic example of that. The amendment reads, “A well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the […]

Large-capacity gun magazine ban advances

DOVER — The House Judiciary Committee voted Wednesday to release to the full chamber a bill that would ban magazines capable of holding more than 17 rounds, one of several gun control measures lawmakers are attempting to pass before the General Assembly concludes session at the end of June. House Bill 375 would prohibit individuals […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: One man’s ‘extreme’ could be another man’s ‘mainstream’

In the March 31 Delaware State News, Sen. Ernie Lopez outlined his positions on various gun laws that have come before the General Assembly in the wake of the Feb. 14 massacre at a Florida high school. Lopez, a Republican, said he supports the Beau Biden Gun Violence Prevention Act and that he voted for […]

Bill to keep guns from those deemed dangerous filed

  DOVER — Building on a bill signed into law Monday, Democratic lawmakers on Thursday introduced a measure designed to keep guns away from individuals deemed by a court to be a danger to themselves or others. House Substitute 1 for House Bill 222 would allow a person to obtain a lethal violence protective order, […]

House OKs bump stock ban, again

DOVER — For the second time this year, the House of Representatives passed legislation that would criminalize bump stocks and related devices that allow guns to fire faster. The measure was approved by the House in March but was then amended by the Senate, sending it back to the chamber of origin. By a 37-4 […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Biden gun violence bill should be contested

I am going to guess most of the people have at best only read the news articles on the Beau Biden Gun Violence Prevention Act. Some only heard this bill was passed. And nearly everyone saying they support this legislation have very little understanding how legal terms and concepts are applied in courts and state […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Greasing the wheel to maximize gun profits

A wonderful recent visit to Idaho and Wyoming illustrated multiple campaign billboards by aspiring want-to-be governors advocating protecting our Second Amendment rights. I don’t know if they believed in placing any restrictions on gun laws outside of sport tournaments, hunting and protecting from home invasions. The gentleman I played eight ball with owned multiple guns […]

Bump stock ban gets tangled in legislative process

DOVER — On March 15, the Senate passed legislation that would ban bump stocks, but the vote came with a catch. Senators attached an amendment weakening the penalty for possessing or selling such devices, which accelerate the rate of gun fire. With the amendment, the bill passed overwhelmingly. The House of Representatives had already passed […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Responsibility is key when owning a gun

On April 6, a letter entitled “A dangerous vigil” was published by a very concerned gentleman. He related that he had loaded his 1911 .45 caliber pistol with 10 rounds in the magazine/(clip) and one round in the chamber and put it atop his dresser. He kept watch for three (days and) nights and it […]