What an incredible weekend. The students who marched in Washington, in Wilmington, in Rehoboth Beach and in hundreds of cities across America showed incredible poise, strength of character and courage in the face of adversity. We could not have been prouder to share the stage with them in Rodney Square this weekend and talk about the legislation moving through the General Assembly this year.
There is still time to speak out in support of these students this weekend. CLICK HERE to send a message to your representatives and tell them you stand with them in the name of common-sense gun reform. #Enough
LAST WEEK LEGISLATIVE RECAP
- Governor Carney, Sen. Townsend and Rep. Longhurst announced legislation (SB 163) that would ban the sale, transfer and possession of assault-style weapons in Delaware. (Read more.)
- HB 330 to raise the legal age for firearm sales passed the House 24-16. It now moves to the Senate, where they will hold a committee meeting this week. (Read more.)
TAKE ACTION NOW
The Beau Biden Gun Violence Protection Act (HB 302) is scheduled to come to the floor of the house on Tuesday. This bill will allow mental health workers to alert law enforcement about patients who have indicated that they intend to harm themselves or others, and gives law enforcement a process to temporarily remove firearms from their possession. NOW is the time to take action. The House will vote THIS TUESDAY.
We have created a quick form that will help you reach out to your representative right now: CLICK HERE. Phone calls are also VERY effective. Your representative’s phone number is also included in this link. Please take two minutes to make your voice heard.
COME TO DOVER: A Senate committee hearing on HB 330 to raise the legal age to purchase firearms is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 28. This is the time to testify in favor of the bill. We need Delawareans to join us in Dover on Wednesday to speak about why Delaware needs HB 330. (Interested in testifying but want to know more? Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.)
Want to know more about the bills? Click on each number for the specific language: