Delaware: Committee Hearing on Wednesday for Bill to Criminalize Private Firearms Transfers
Posted on March 8, 2013
Delaware Governor Jack Markell (D) has unveiled broad gun control plans that should alarm all law-abiding gun owners in the First State. At this moment, legislation has not been introduced. However his proposals as outlined in his news release snub the Supreme Court's repeated ruling that the Second Amendment protects a fundamental, individual Right to Keep and Bear Arms, and are in direct violation of Delaware’s own state constitution Article I Section 20 where it is written, "A person has the right to keep and bear arms for the defense of self, family, home and State, and for hunting and recreational use." Governor Markell and anti-gun lawmakers are attacking and trying to demonize you, the law-abiding citizen in Delaware who responsibly exercises your right to own a gun, rather than protecting you and your children from those who act criminally. Proposals like these have been tried in the past and have been resounding failures across the country. This type of legislation not only violates your rights, but blithely ignores the fact that criminals simply do not obey gun bans, register their firearms or comply with any gun control schemes. As a result, only law-abiding citizens will comply and be left defenseless.