VIDEO | Dueling rallies on gun-related issues get loud in Dover

VIDEO | Dueling rallies on gun-related issues get loud in Dover

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Photo: WDEL’s Mark Fowser Two sides in the gun safety / control debate verbally clashed outside Legislative Hall as gun rights advocates and supporters of additional gun restrictions encountered each other outside the capital building in Dover Wednesday. 00:00 00:00 space play / pause q unload | stop f fullscreen ↑ ↓ volume m mute ← → seek . seek to previous 1 2 … 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% The occasion was the announcement of legislation that would ban what many call assault weapons, require a permit process for buying a firearm, and limiting the capacity of magazines. Members of Delaware Gun Rights and other Second Amendment supporters rallied first on The Green, before they proceeded to the other side of Legislative Hall. There, Moms Demand Action had turned out in large numbers to support the introduction of new legislation. "These are our rights," Delaware Gun Rights President Mitch Denham said. "It’s not their right to take it from us." "It is possible to respect individual firearm owners and individual firearms while also acknowledging the deadly tragic impact firearms cumulatively have across our state and our country," Senator Bryan Townsend, D- Newark / Bear, said. Speakers in support of additional restrictions were frequently interrupted by chants from the crowd. However, members of both groups were also seen having quiet discussions with one another. Senate Bill 69 would require prospective buyers of firearms to take a safety course and obtain a permit. Senate Bill 70 would ban […]

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