Pro-gun crowd takes over Delaware gun-control debate

A rowdy crowd of gun-rights supporters fed up with what they described as attempts to infringe on their Constitutional rights jeered politicians on both sides of Delaware’s gun-control debate during a panel discussion Monday at Middletown High School. The roughly 700 who attended the two-hour "Community Conversation on Gun Violence" got in as many words as the two Democrats and two Republicans on stage. The crowd cheered, booed and often heckled the speakers. "Prosecute the criminals," one man shouted. Another insisted the panelists "stop running for office." Someone even demanded the four lifelong Delawareans on stage "go back to New Jersey." Between outbursts, the roundtable covered a number of topics, including school safety, inner city violence and a number of gun-control bills working their way through the Delaware General Assembly. Most of the attention, however, was focused on a proposed assault weapon ban that has enraged many gun owners. […]

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