Letter to the Editor: The right to defend yourself

First, kudos to George Roof for his wise DSN letter of April 9. (“Gun bill turns lawful citizens into criminals”) Now, I’ll set the stage for my diatribe. I am a senior/senior living alone in a single home on acreage in a rural area of Kent County. At 1:15 a.m., April 8 I was awakened […]

Speak Out: New Zealand gun ban

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Thursday announced a ban of “military-style” semi-automatic firearms and high-capacity magazines like those used in the shootings at Christchurch mosques last week. • Knee-jerk reaction by progressive snowflakes. — Gene Hansen • Making good people defenseless doesn’t make bad people harmless. — Delaware 2nd Amendment Rally • What […]

Letter to the Editor: Make people responsible

Regarding HB 63, I personally know of a couple living in Dover who were concerned that their teenage sons might get control of the pistol they had for home protection. Their decision was to take the pistol apart and hide the parts. Fast forward one night, they were awakened by somebody trying to get in […]

Speak Out: Gun storage

A House committee on Wednesday released to the full chamber legislation that would make unsafe storage of a firearm a crime. Currently, state law contains a Class B misdemeanor called unlawfully permitting a minor access to a firearm, applicable when an individual under age 18 obtains a loaded gun that was “intentionally or recklessly” stored […]

Trump administration moves to ban bump stocks

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration moved Tuesday to officially ban bump stocks, which allow semi-automatic weapons to fire rapidly like automatic firearms, and has made them illegal to possess beginning in late March. The devices will be banned under a federal law that prohibits machine guns, according to a senior Justice Department official. Bump stocks […]

Synagogue suspect pleads not guilty as funerals continue

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The anti-Semitic truck driver accused of gunning down 11 people at a Pittsburgh synagogue pleaded not guilty Thursday to federal charges that could put him on death row, as funerals for the victims of the deadliest anti-Semitic attack in American history continued for a third day. Robert Bowers, 46, was arraigned one […]

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

Park gun restrictions The state of Delaware allows lawfully owned and permitted firearms in more than 99 percent of the area in state parks, forests and wildlife areas. The Delaware State Sportsmen’s Association and Bridgeville Rifle & Pistol Club are among the plaintiffs challenging the state’s regulations in certain areas such as “tents, cabins, cottages, […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: NRA’s contribution to mass killings

Bump stocks and high-capacity magazines have been responsible for most of the mass killings over the last four decades. These mass killings have doubled in the last two decades as well as the death and injury count. (Source: Violence Policy Center in Washington, DC.) Banning them could prevent countless lives from being lost in mass […]

Last-ditch effort to ban assault weapons fails in Delaware Senate

DOVER — A Senate effort to revive a bill to ban the sale of “assault-style” weapons failed Tuesday when a vote to suspend the rules to bring the legislation to the chamber floor received support from only nine senators, two shy of the needed majority. Two Democrats voted against the motion, as did every Republican […]