Tomorrow, the Delaware Senate will vote on a bill that gives your hard-earned tax dollars to police and community groups to implement a gun “buy-back” program – misnamed since we did not buy our firearms from the government.
Senate Bill 25, sponsored by state Senator Robert Marshall (D-3), seeks to create the Community Firearm Recovery Program, a pilot program that will use state appropriated funds for local municipal police, the New Castle County Police and the Delaware State Police to purchase surrendered firearms. Senate Bill 25 lacks fiscal accountability and opens the door to potential misappropriation of funds, while deterring crime in no way.
Previous gun-buy backs across the country have shown to be a complete failure and an inefficient use of taxpayer dollars. The average person who voluntarily surrenders a firearm to police is not a criminal and the firearms surrendered are not those used by criminals.
Please contact your state Senator immediately and respectfully urge him or her oppose Senate Bill 25. To locate your state Senator and his or her contact information, please click here.