Speak Out: Second Amendment debate

Readers reacted to recent Letter to the Editor headlined “A closer look at the Second Amendment.” • In the olden days when I was in high school a large amount of kids had their guns in their vehicles. Not one shooting. If anyone thinks we will be safer by not allowing law-abiding citizens to be […]

Commentary: ‘Smarter laws’ needed to curb gun violence

On Feb. 16, 2015, I got a call that no mother should ever have to get. It was my daughter, telling me her twin brother, my son Deshon, had been shot. The first thing I felt was disbelief — it couldn’t be my son, it had to be some kind of joke. We had just […]

Letter to the Editor: A closer look at the Second Amendment

“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.” Read the first part of the Second Amendment to the Constitution: “a well regulated militia”; I believe this means that there should and must be laws in place […]

Commentary: ‘Common sense,’ ‘rational’ doesn’t justify destroying the Second Amendment

The Delaware State News reported on May 10 “Three controversial gun bills will not be released from committee, meaning they are essentially dead.” Well, Delaware has dodged a bullet — pun intended. At least for now. I am so sick of hearing about the need for “common sense” and “rational” gun laws. We either have […]

Letter to the Editor: Common sense needed with gun laws

My father was a Delaware State policeman. As such, he would frequently do shift work — would be gone all night —doing his night shift. Whenever he was gone my mother, since passed on, would keep a pistol on her night stand to protect herself, her home, and her children. There are now legislators who […]

Speak Out: Gun bills blocked

Three controversial gun bills will not be released from committee, meaning they are essentially dead. The measures, which were discussed before a packed house in the Senate Executive Committee Wednesday, would have prohibited a variety of semi-automatic firearms classified as “assault weapons,” criminalized magazines capable of holding more than 15 rounds and established a permitting […]

Delaware gun bills stall in committee

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DOVER — Three controversial gun bills will not be released from committee, meaning they are essentially dead. The measures, which were discussed before a packed house in the Senate Executive Committee Wednesday, would have prohibited a variety of semi-automatic firearms classified as “assault weapons,” criminalized magazines capable of holding more than 15 rounds and established […]

Commentary: Oath includes focusing on liberty and independence

This column was written before the most recent school shootings. Society cannot eliminate every risk, but we can let our youth know their security and well-being are priorities, and they can always share their concerns. Our young people have a right to feel safe in their surroundings. In the Delaware Code, Title 29, Section 5102 […]

Commentary: ‘We the People’ versus ‘Mother, May I’

“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.” And with that […]

Speak Out: Delaware gun proposals

When lawmakers return to Legislative Hall Tuesday after a two-week break, they’ll be confronting a host of issues. Few, if any, will spark more debate and receive more attention than a handful of gun control proposals. To supporters, the proposals are common-sense ideas that could benefit public safety without unreasonably restricting gun access. Opponents, naturally, […]