LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Delaware legislators should uphold oath to Constitution

The following is an open letter to Delaware legislators: I am a registered voter in Senate District 7/House District 19. While I have previously expressed my thoughts regarding the plethora of “common sense” solutions proposed in an attempt to dissuade future occurrences of violent crimes committed with firearms, I have addressed only my elected officials. […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Take the Second Amendment simply for what it says

It is amazing that people simply will not take things as they really are. They insist on making words to mean what they want them to mean. The 2nd Amendment is a classic example of that. The amendment reads, “A well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: One man’s ‘extreme’ could be another man’s ‘mainstream’

In the March 31 Delaware State News, Sen. Ernie Lopez outlined his positions on various gun laws that have come before the General Assembly in the wake of the Feb. 14 massacre at a Florida high school. Lopez, a Republican, said he supports the Beau Biden Gun Violence Prevention Act and that he voted for […]

PETA: Change the name of Slaughter Beach

The following is a letter sent to Harry Ward, mayor of Slaughter Beach, from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals President Ingrid E. Newkirk. Dear Mayor Ward, I’m writing on behalf of PETA and our more than 6.5 million members and supporters worldwide — including many in Delaware — with a suggestion: Before the […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Biden gun violence bill should be contested

I am going to guess most of the people have at best only read the news articles on the Beau Biden Gun Violence Prevention Act. Some only heard this bill was passed. And nearly everyone saying they support this legislation have very little understanding how legal terms and concepts are applied in courts and state […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Would it be worse if they used guns?

On Feb. 14, 17 people were killed in a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The deaths of those 17 innocent children have sparked protest and debate across our nation. Imagine that tomorrow morning, 17 children were shot and killed at a school near you. Then imaging turning on the […]

COMMENTARY: In defense of an Equal Rights Amendment

Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged on account of sex. That is the complete text of HB 399, a proposed Equal Rights Amendment, or ERA, which is presently being considered in the Delaware legislature as an addition to our constitution. A variety of myths have been raised about the […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Greasing the wheel to maximize gun profits

A wonderful recent visit to Idaho and Wyoming illustrated multiple campaign billboards by aspiring want-to-be governors advocating protecting our Second Amendment rights. I don’t know if they believed in placing any restrictions on gun laws outside of sport tournaments, hunting and protecting from home invasions. The gentleman I played eight ball with owned multiple guns […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Responsibility is key when owning a gun

On April 6, a letter entitled “A dangerous vigil” was published by a very concerned gentleman. He related that he had loaded his 1911 .45 caliber pistol with 10 rounds in the magazine/(clip) and one round in the chamber and put it atop his dresser. He kept watch for three (days and) nights and it […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Support, fund K-3 special education in Delaware

We are writing today in support of fully funding Rep. Kim Williams and Sen. Nicole Poore’s K-3 special education funding bill, House Substitute 1 for House Bill 12. Early and adequate intervention both reduces cost and improves outcomes for students with disabilities, but there is an inconsistency in additional funding for all K-3 special education […]