State of Delaware Archives: on Gun Control

John Carney: Enforce existing gun laws; do more on mental health

Congressman John Carney came to the Delaware Council for Global and Muslim Affairs to discuss his bid for governor of Delaware. On gun control, Carney stated that he supported common sense regulations, and mainly believed that we should focus on actually enforcing the laws we already have on the books, since that could potentially stop much of the violence associated with guns.

Carney also discussed the importance of mental health. He shared a story where he asked a school principal if he had one more dollar, where would it go? The principal responded by saying it would go to a mental health therapist.

Current politics, according to Carney, is dominated by partisanship. He said that he tries his best to not only represent his constituency, but also to be a moderate, staying away from extremes. But being a moderate means taking shots from both sides, which makes that choice especially hard.

Source: Wilmington News Journal on 2016 Delaware Governor's race Mar 10, 2016

Jack Markell: More troopers & more enforcement against gun crimes

Parents should not fear their children will be hit by stray bullets. Borrowing an idea from the Delaware State Troopers Association, we will make those who violate our laws fund efforts to reduce the incidence of gun violence. To this end, [my administration will] focus new resources, including additional state troopers, on reducing gun crimes, beginning in the City of Wilmington.
Source: 2011 Delaware State of the State Address Jan 20, 2011

Chris Coons: Respect 2nd Amendment with common sense limitations

Q: Do you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns?

A: Yes.

Q: Do you believe that the Second Amendment guarantees the right of individual citizens to own guns?

A: Yes. Chris respects that the 2nd Amendment guarantees a person's right to keep and bear arms, subject to a few common sense limitations. Government should focus on strictly enforcing existing laws to protect public safety, rather than expanding gun regulations.

Source: Delaware Congressional Election 2010 Political Courage Test Sep 25, 2010

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