Governor Carney’s Statement on Meeting with Student Activists for Gun Safety

DOVER, Del. Governor John Carney met in Legislative Hall on Wednesday with more than a dozen Delaware high school students who have helped organize walkouts and other efforts to pass gun safety legislation. The meeting included students from A. I. duPont High School, Caesar Rodney High School, Charter School of Wilmington, Dover High School, John Dickinson High School, Newark Charter School, Newark High School, Seaford High School, and Tower Hill School.

Governor Carney issued the following statement after his meeting:

“Students from across our state are standing up, making their voices heard, and calling for real change that will make Delaware safer. All adults should be listening, and should share their sense of urgency. For these students, the victims of the Parkland shooting are more than names they read about in the news. They were students just like them, who had bright futures and their whole lives ahead of them. In our meeting today, I thanked students for their leadership, and we discussed solutions that will directly confront the threat of gun violence. We are committed to taking action in Dover that will keep guns out of the hands of those who should not have them. And we’re committed to responsibly restricting access to bump stock devices, and military-style weapons. We are making progress, but there is a lot of work ahead of us. This leadership from Delaware students across our state could not be more important as we continue this work. Thank you to the students and their families for making time to meet today, and for their commitment to this issue.”