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Governor’s Weekly Message: A Community Call to Action – Buying Back Dangerous Weapons

Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) | News | Date Posted: Friday, December 16, 2011




DOVER –   In his weekly message, the Governor focuses on public safety and this week’s gun buyback in Wilmington.

“Earlier this year, I signed into law public safety legislation, including a program that allows the state to buy back dangerous guns.  This week, we are putting that law into practice for the first time with a gun buyback program in the city of Wilmington.  It’s a chance for people to bring in old guns or new guns, handguns, shotguns or rifles  – anonymously – and without reprisal.  The purpose of the buyback is to lessen the chance that an unused weapon will be picked up and used by children or used in a crime.”

Tonight at 6:30 p.m., the Governor will participate with pastors, community leaders, legislators and law enforcement in a community call to action, promoting anti-violence taking place at Tabernacle Full Gospel Baptist Church, 501 N. Washington St., Wilmington.

“Most people just want to raise their children in a safe neighborhood.  They just want to live in peace in their homes, on their street, in their community.  They want to live without fear for their kids and their kids’ futures,” said the Governor.  “Public safety is one of government’s biggest roles – but government alone can’t do everything.  And police can’t either.  It has to come from within the community.  That’s why this partnership among pastors, community leaders, legislators and law enforcement is so important.   We all share in the responsibility to one another.”

The gun buyback takes place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, December 17th at two Wilmington churches, Ezion Fair Baptist in Southbridge and Canaan Baptist on New Castle Avenue.

About the Governor’s Weekly Message:
At noon every Friday, a new video message is posted to the Governor’s website and YouTube channel and is distributed to Delaware media outlets.   Transcripts of the messages are posted and the audio version of the Governor’s message is available on iTunes as a podcast for distribution to personal MP3 players and home computers.   The Governor’s weekly message is currently being carried on the air and posted on websites by various media outlets, and the direct link is:   http://youtu.be/caQ4cQeGMKI.

Constituents, media outlets and others are free to link to the Governor’s video message on YouTube –http://www.youtube.com/user/GovernorMarkell – or on his Facebook page – www.facebook.com/governormarkell – or on the Delaware State website at http://governor.delaware.gov/information/podcast_video.shtml.  All are also invited to follow him on Twitter – www.twitter.com/governormarkell – and submit ideas throughhttp://ideas.delaware.gov.

Transcript of the Governor’s Weekly Message: A Community Call to Action – Buying Back Dangerous Weapons


 

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Governor’s Weekly Message: A Community Call to Action – Buying Back Dangerous Weapons

Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) | News | Date Posted: Friday, December 16, 2011




DOVER –   In his weekly message, the Governor focuses on public safety and this week’s gun buyback in Wilmington.

“Earlier this year, I signed into law public safety legislation, including a program that allows the state to buy back dangerous guns.  This week, we are putting that law into practice for the first time with a gun buyback program in the city of Wilmington.  It’s a chance for people to bring in old guns or new guns, handguns, shotguns or rifles  – anonymously – and without reprisal.  The purpose of the buyback is to lessen the chance that an unused weapon will be picked up and used by children or used in a crime.”

Tonight at 6:30 p.m., the Governor will participate with pastors, community leaders, legislators and law enforcement in a community call to action, promoting anti-violence taking place at Tabernacle Full Gospel Baptist Church, 501 N. Washington St., Wilmington.

“Most people just want to raise their children in a safe neighborhood.  They just want to live in peace in their homes, on their street, in their community.  They want to live without fear for their kids and their kids’ futures,” said the Governor.  “Public safety is one of government’s biggest roles – but government alone can’t do everything.  And police can’t either.  It has to come from within the community.  That’s why this partnership among pastors, community leaders, legislators and law enforcement is so important.   We all share in the responsibility to one another.”

The gun buyback takes place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, December 17th at two Wilmington churches, Ezion Fair Baptist in Southbridge and Canaan Baptist on New Castle Avenue.

About the Governor’s Weekly Message:
At noon every Friday, a new video message is posted to the Governor’s website and YouTube channel and is distributed to Delaware media outlets.   Transcripts of the messages are posted and the audio version of the Governor’s message is available on iTunes as a podcast for distribution to personal MP3 players and home computers.   The Governor’s weekly message is currently being carried on the air and posted on websites by various media outlets, and the direct link is:   http://youtu.be/caQ4cQeGMKI.

Constituents, media outlets and others are free to link to the Governor’s video message on YouTube –http://www.youtube.com/user/GovernorMarkell – or on his Facebook page – www.facebook.com/governormarkell – or on the Delaware State website at http://governor.delaware.gov/information/podcast_video.shtml.  All are also invited to follow him on Twitter – www.twitter.com/governormarkell – and submit ideas throughhttp://ideas.delaware.gov.

Transcript of the Governor’s Weekly Message: A Community Call to Action – Buying Back Dangerous Weapons


 

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