Speak Out: Gun control

Readers reacted to a recent commentary headlined “Gun violence demands immediate action.” • No it doesn’t. Stop with the hyperbole and fear mongering. — Rob Holley • Anyone that protests the government to take away their rights is a complete fool. Stop watching propaganda and doing/thinking what that talking box in your house tells you […]

Commentary: Gun violence demands immediate action

In large part, I focus my attention on local matters of import. However, the recent carnage by gun(s) in El Paso and Dayton has seized my attention and should seize everyone’s attention. Thirty-one innocent people dead and dozens wounded by two deranged gunmen. By all accounts, police action was swift, especially in Dayton where the […]

Letter to the Editor: Our gun problem

Contrary to what President Trump says, these mass shootings are not the result of violent video games (as disgusting as they apparently are) and mental illness. There are video games and mentally ill people in every country but nowhere do the number of mass shootings approach that in America. America is the only country that […]

Speak Out: Gun background checks

President Donald Trump said Friday he believes he has influence to rally Republicans around stronger federal background check laws as Congress and the White House work on a response to last weekend’s mass shootings in Texas and Ohio. At the same time, Trump said he had assured the National Rifle Association that its gun-rights views […]

Trump says he wants background checks, also reassures NRA

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Friday he believes he has influence to rally Republicans around stronger federal background check laws as Congress and the White House work on a response to last weekend’s mass shootings in Texas and Ohio. At the same time, Trump said he had assured the National Rifle Association that its […]

Speak Out: Delaware gun legislation

Readers recently reacted to a Commentary by Joanne Cabry headlined “Gun legislation is up to Delaware Democratic leaders” wherein she cites the results “of professionally conducted polls that show a large majority of Americans, including Delawareans, want bans on assault weapons and large-capacity magazine clips.” • Assault rifles are already and have been banned. Up […]

Mayors urge Senate to return to Washington for gun bill vote

WASHINGTON — More than 200 mayors, including two anguished by mass shootings in Texas and Ohio, are urging the Senate to return to the Capitol to act on gun safety legislation amid criticism that Congress is failing to respond to back-to-back shootings that left 31 people dead. In a letter Thursday to Senate Majority Leader […]

Commentary: Gun legislation is up to Delaware’s Democratic leaders

On May 8, 2019, Sens. David McBride and Nicole Poore blocked the release of two bills from committee — bills that would ban the sale of assault weapons (Senate Bill 68)and magazine clips of more than 15 rounds (Senate Bill 70). A month earlier, Sen. McBride said the gun bills “are going through Executive Committee […]

Speak Out: Background checks

Facing pressure to take action after the latest mass shooting in the U.S., Ohio’s Republican governor urged the GOP-led state Legislature Tuesday to pass laws requiring background checks for nearly all gun sales and allowing courts to restrict firearms access for people perceived as threats. Gov. Mike DeWine said Ohio needs to do more while […]

Bipartisan ‘red flag’ gun laws plan has support in Congress

WASHINGTON — Despite frequent mass shootings, Congress has proved to be unable to pass substantial gun violence legislation, largely because of resistance from Republicans. But a bipartisan proposal by Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., is gaining momentum following weekend mass shootings in Texas and Ohio that left 31 people dead. The emerging […]