Your immediate action is needed! Today, the Delaware House of Representatives could vote on House Bill 67, which seeks to create a "gun-free zone" around ALL school property – including vehicles and property owned, used, or rented by any public or private school. This legislation will put firearm owners and concealed carry permittees at risk of arrest and felony prosecution by creating an un-navigable maze of legal technicalities and “gotcha” laws.
This overreaching bill does NOTHING to address crime or to ensure the safety of children and instead makes criminals out of legal gun owners who, for example, may just happen to be taking a walk in a park that the school has decided to rent for the day. In this example, even if the person was unaware that this park where they walk every day was being used by the school - without warning - and the person was on the other side of the park where they could not reasonably be presumed to know that a school event was going on, they would still be subject to arrest and felony prosecution and would have no defense under this legislation.
The ways in which this bill will negatively affect law-abiding concealed carry permit holders, gun owners and sportsmen in Delaware are immense. It is clear this bill is not an attempt at benefitting the safety of anyone – but just a politically motivated attack on gun owners. Call your state Representative immediately and demand their vote against HB 67. Insist that they instead devote their efforts and resources to crafting laws that address actual crime problems- not laws that merely lay traps for unsuspecting and lawful gun owners.
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