Delawareans Rally for 2nd Amendment as GA Session Winds Down

Delawareans Rally for 2nd Amendment as GA Session Winds Down

DOVER, De. – Outside of Legislative Hall, people from across Delaware gathered to send lawmakers a message. "We’ve been successful in stopping these bills in the past – and this is what makes us successful. We’re the people participating in the system that was designed for people’s participation," said Mitch Denham, President of Delaware Gun Rights as people began to gather for the third annual rally for the second amendment. Denham says last year they had to cancel the gathering due to Delaware’s COVID restrictions when it came to gathering. Those gathered say they are prepared to stay all night to encourage lawmakers to halt a number of gun control bills. But some lawmakers say there is a need for action. "We’re hearing from folks all over the state, we’re seeing a rise in gun violence incidents all over the state. So right now, we haven’t made as much progress as we would have liked as of June 30th," admitted Senator Elizabeth "Tizzy" Lockman (D3 – D). Lockman sponsored SB 3, which is currently still in committee, and would not get a vote before the midnight deadline. SB 3 would require people to obtain a permit before purchasing a firearm. Another bill, SB 6 , would limit the number of rounds a magazine can hold. That bill is still waiting on a vote in the Senate. House bill 125 looks to outlaw "ghost guns," which are unregistered firearms that can be take apart or put together without a trace. […]

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