The Delaware Coalition Against Gun Violence was formed January, 2013 after the tragedy of Sandy Hook – twenty young children and six adults murdered by a mad man with guns. This was huge tragedy involving the loss of life with so much potential stamped out, which created unspeakable pain – all because of one man and guns. Too often we shake our heads and move on, but this time it is different. Enough is enough. We must remember that innocent people are shot every day and year in Delaware. This issue is not just about preventing mass shootings, but any shooting in our homes, neighborhoods and streets.
DeCAGV is not opposed to hunting, the second amendment or gun ownership. The DeCAGV is opposed to the availability of military style weapons on our streets, the perpetuation of the myth that more guns means a safer state. We also oppose the cynical exploitation of citizens’ fears by the extremist leadership of the National Rifle Association who argue that somehow gun laws are a threat to their security and safety.
Since our founding, DeCAGV membership has grown continually, and includes parents, grandparents, students, gun owners and organizations and other like-minded citizens.
We are reaching out for membership statewide, and working with many Delaware groups and institutions to reduce violence all too prevalent in our communities.
Delaware Coalition Against Gun Violence
P. O. Box 883
Hockessin, DE 19707
Phone number: 302-635-0302