Letter to the Editor: Unsafe storage of a firearm in your home HB63

HB63 violates the rights of every home that does not have a minor living in the home or a felon. When does it become the government’s right to tell us what we can do in our homes? Will we be subject to search and seizure in our homes if someone reports they saw a gun […]

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 […]

State wants to buy your bump stocks and trigger cranks

DOVER — The Delaware Department of Safety and Homeland Security will host two buyback events this month where owners of bump stocks and trigger cranks can turn them in for cash. Such devices, which accelerate a gun’s rate of fire, were banned by the state earlier this year after Gov. John Carney signed House Bill […]

Delaware judge nixes agency regulations on guns in parks

DOVER — A Delaware judge on Thursday struck down some regulations on carrying guns in state parks and on state forest land, saying they are unconstitutional. The ruling comes in a lawsuit by the Delaware State Sportsmen’s Association and other gun rights advocates challenging firearms regulations developed by the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental […]

SOUND OFF DELAWARE: Gun bills

This is your public forum.We welcome your opinions, which can be emailed to newsroom@newszap.com or posted online under the stories at www.DelawareStateNews.net. A Sunday story presented a review of 2018’s many gun bills. • After all is said and done. After all the condemnation and hyperbole. After all the liberal grandstanding, can anyone show where […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Gun restrictions save lives

Regarding Kevin Esslinger’s letter to the State News on June 27 titled, “Get facts straight,” in response to my June 23 letter, “NRA’s contribution to mass murders,” he stated, “that he could not recall a bump stock or high capacity magazine ever being arrested for a crime.” This statement echoes what NRA executive Wayne La […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Bump stock debate

I hear a lot on this issue of bump stocks. Personally, I don’t own one, but I can see the novelty of such a device. But, The issue is the “lethality” of such a device, and its legal status in Delaware. Currently, HB 300 has been signed into law. But will it save any lives? […]

SOUND OFF DELAWARE: NRA at issue

This is your public forum. We welcome your opinions, which can be emailed to newsroom@newszap.com or posted online under the stories at www.DelawareStateNews.net. Readers reacted to a recent Letter to the Editor by Bill Clemens headlined “NRA’s contributions to mass killings” • Mr. Clemens, as has been indicated, bump stocks and high-capacity magazines are inanimate […]

Academy of Dover receives charter renewal

Good news. The Academy of Dover has received renewal of our charter school agreement with the state of Delaware for the next five years! The school has gone through many hills and valleys over the years. However, I am proud of the way it stands today. The school has received a National Blue Ribbon Award, […]

SOUND OFF DELAWARE: Second amendment safe?

This is your public forum. We welcome your opinions, which can be emailed to newsroom@newszap.com or posted online under the stories at www.DelawareStateNews.net. Readers reacted to a weekend letter to the editor headlined “Despite contrary, the 2nd Amendment is safe” by Will Gillespie that appeared in Saturday’s Delaware State News. • Speaking of deceit. Google […]