Shots fired from vehicle in Dover

DOVER — Shots were fired from a passenger vehicle on Thursday night in the area of Saxton and Steele roads, Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said. No injuries were reported in the incident at approximately 8:15 p.m. Arriving troopers were told by several persons that multiple shots were heard. Police determined that […]

Speak Out: Weighing in on expanded background checks

The following conversation was taken from U.S. Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester’s post on Facebook about the bipartisan legislation passed by the House to expand background checks. • Let’s find a way to enforce the background checks already in place before we insist we need new ones. — Jake SnyderJ • Please explain where background checks […]

Letter to the Editor: What of guns already in circulation?

Dear Gov. Carney, I applaud your efforts along with other governors to address “sensible gun safety.” But I’d like to see an answer to the overall problem which I’ve never seen addressed. What, if anything, can be done about all the guns already in circulation? Wikipedia says there are 393 million guns in the U.S. […]

Speak Out: Guns in America

Readers recently reacted to a commentary by Matt Lenzini headlined “Despite political posturing, guns are here to stay.” • Great letter. I have always maintained the lack of parenting over the last 30-40 years is a primary cause. Then toss in all the ADHD drugs and the other drugs the parents and doctors giving to […]

Letter to the Editor: Let’s all ask!

More shootings (El Paso and Dayton), tragedy in our land again! The words “domestic terrorism” are now commonly part of the news. This is a crisis in our own land. We spend $750 billion a year on our military to fight for us over there so that we should enjoy peace, safety, and have a […]

Man injured in Dover shooting

DOVER — A 41-year-old man was shot in the hip in downtown Dover on Saturday. The shooting happened at 9:25 p.m. after the victim, said he was shot when a group of subjects began to fight in the area of South New Street and Reed Street, said Cpl. Mark Hoffman of the Dover Police Department. […]

Speak Out: Walmart and guns

Walmart is removing from its stores nationwide signs, displays or videos that depict violence following a mass shooting at one of its stores in Texas, though it has not changed its policy on gun sales. The retailer instructed employees in an internal memo to remove any marketing material, turn off or unplug video game consoles […]

Walmart pulls violent game displays; no change on gun sales

Walmart is removing from its stores nationwide signs, displays or videos that depict violence following a mass shooting at one of its stores in Texas, though it has not changed its policy on gun sales. The retailer instructed employees in an internal memo to remove any marketing material, turn off or unplug video game consoles […]

Shootings prompt other countries to warn about travel to US

CARACAS, Venezuela — The United States often takes a leading role in calling out the world’s most dangerous places, warning its people about the risks of traveling to countries that are at war, under terrorist threats, experiencing civil unrest or displaying significant anti-American sentiment. The latest mass shootings have triggered a sharp role reversal, with […]

As death count rises in 2 US shootings, a familiar aftermath

Anguished families planned funerals in two U.S. cities, shocked communities built makeshift memorials to 31 victims, politicians pointed fingers and a nation numbed by gun violence wondered Monday what might come next. Weekend attacks 1,300 miles apart — at a packed shopping center in El Paso, Texas, and a popular nightlife stretch in Dayton, Ohio […]