Governor Carney’s Statement on Assault Weapons Legislation

DOVER, Del. Governor John Carney on Wednesday released the following statement on the Senate Judiciary Committee’s action on Senate Bill 163:

“I am extremely disappointed that the full Delaware Senate will not get a chance to vote on Senate Bill 163. As we’ve seen in mass shootings across our country, these weapons can be used to cause catastrophic damage, and allow those intent on doing harm to outgun members of law enforcement. Over the past several months – since the horrific mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. – students in Delaware and across our country have called on lawmakers to pass reasonable gun safety restrictions that will make our state and country safer. I have met with student leaders in Delaware, and could not be more impressed with their leadership on this issue. I hope they continue to speak up. I hope all adults are listening.”

Learn more about Governor Carney’s call for comprehensive gun safety reform.


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