Delaware lawmakers advance pair of new gun control bills

Amid increased pressure from progressives to implement new gun control measures, some states are actively working in pursuit of that goal.

As one notable example, Delaware state senators recently voted to pass two policies further regulating the rights of residents to purchase and carry firearms, The Epoch Times reported.

Details of the bills

Although the 13–8 vote in favor of the measures fell largely along party lines, state Sen. Bruce Ennis, a Democrat, voted with Republicans against them.

The first bill seeks to require a permit for Delawareans to obtain a permit before buying a handgun.

If successful, the new process means buyers would have to complete a training course and background check at their own expense. Furthermore, individuals would be required to submit an application to the Delaware Department of Safety and Homeland Security, which would issue a qualified purchaser card to eligible applicants.

Senate Bill 3 also aims to create a statewide database of everyone who has applied for such a permit within the previous two years, ostensibly for the purpose of tracking firearms and identifying criminals. The bill includes an exception for those residents who have already obtained a concealed-carry permit.

According to the language of the second bill, so-called “large-capacity” magazines would be banned across the state.

Nationwide efforts

That bill calls for the creation of a buyback program requiring owners of such magazines to sell them back to the state government by June 30, 2022. Owners would receive a payment of $10 for each magazine surrendered.

Anyone who refuses would be subject to a Class B misdemeanor on a first offense and a Class E felony thereafter.

The bills could be considered by the state House later this month and Democratic Gov. John Carney has signaled that he supports both measures.

Recent mass shootings have amplified calls for stricter gun laws in the U.S., and President Joe Biden has been clear in his desire to impose such measures on the federal level.

“I don’t need to wait another minute, let alone an hour, to take common-sense steps that will save the lives in the future, and to urge my colleagues in the House and Senate to act,” Biden said last month, according to a report from USA Today. “We can ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines in this country once again. I got that done when I was a senator. It passed. It was the law for the longest time. And it brought down these mass killings. We should do it again.”
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  1. I hate tell the democrats and Biden you will be able to buy Those guns on the street it’s not going to stop the killings 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

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  3. Does that also apply to the criminals don’t think so and if there’s a buy back the criminals will end up with them watch and see

    1. What I would like to know is there any one in congress or any other position of serving ” We the People” who have read the constitution and understand it? Do any of them know what ” Shall Not be Infringed” means? NO !! I did not think so. They all need tto be removed from office for breaking their oath.

      1. exactly correct, There is no one , who is on the gun control band wagon who is serving the interests of law abiding citizen’s, only promoting the criminals. I guess that stands to reason, because most of the Democratic party, are criminals of some fashion

      2. Congress is just doing this a a knee reaction. This way they get the votes from the gun haters and can see we are trying to do something.

  4. I don’t care how many laws you make, the only people getting punished with new gun control laws are the law abiding citizens, criminals will be the ones with the guns and the government who can no longer be trusted. What a we need is to bring people together and have smaller government. They’ve gotten way to big when they think hey know what’s best for us to live in harmony.

  5. This site is bull. I tried to post something, not profane or bad. But truth. However! My post was not posted. Therefore, this site is bogus in conservative. If they read this! They can stop sending their notices.

      1. Edward i’ve had the same thing happen to me 2 networks cancelled because of writeing the truth, the left just doesn’t like to be told ways to improve relations with the people.

  6. TREASON to the US Constitution & people of Delaware. Rope now.
    We need a special, CLEAN, national election now.
    STOLEN ELECTION FRAUDULENT GOVERNMENT.

  7. There is a reason why I live in a State with conservative government. I left California 30 years ago and Delaware has just become another state I would never move to.

  8. This site can go straight to hell. This site won’t let you post anything that the democrats don’t like.

  9. FBI Stats Show Knives Kill Far More People Than Rifles In America – It’s Not Even Close
    Shall we band knives and lets talk about cars…. Death toll over the top.
    Biden is a old fool and how he gets these people to drink the cool aid is beyond me

  10. The idiot democrats know very well,no laws will make anyone any safer. Actually it’s the other way around, because honest,law abiding people are not the problem. It’s those who ignore ALL laws that’s the problem.
    Just another though. What is GUN violence? I’ve never seen a violent gun,only a violent PERSON!

  11. Always the good citizen gets punished. Criminals don’t follow rules, they just get there guns illegally. Don’t we have gun control in D..C., NY, Chicago, Detroit, CA. and looking at the killings there, so gun control doesn’t work because the bad guys can always gun underground guns. If politicians think gun are bad than take away your protection details (which carry AR) away first and show the public how safe our country is with you running it. And I resent paying for your protection when you won’t let me protect myself. That’s Demo.

  12. Why is it that the people in the government are so clueless that many people already know that the law abiding people are the ones being penalized. Because the criminals don’t go by their laws and they are the ones with the guns. It is time for the Military to take control of the government and arrest all the treasons officials and then have another election to get the right people in office.

  13. Gun control puts the bad guys in charge even more. Only the good guys follow the rules. When are the political people going to wake up to that fact.

  14. Oh my!! Is Delaware that dangerous? I don’t think so. The most dangerous thing they have is Biden, his family, and his dogs.

  15. The Woka-Cola drinking idiots just can’t seem to quit being idiots! The demtards are weak in their heads. No criminal is ever gonna get rid of their weapons, ammo, nor their large capacity mags. But they.don’t give a rats tail as more violent killings are what they want to hear so they can keep up with their idiotic dribble.

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