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2018 House of Representatives Candidate Survey

The Delaware Coalition Against Gun Violence (DeCAGV) is a statewide organization focused on preventing gun violence by promoting sensible gun laws and addressing the root causes of gun violence. As such, we have created a survey about issues related to gun violence prevention in Delaware and at the federal level. The responses from the candidates running for the House of Representatives serve as an educational reference for Delaware voters in the 2018 elections. Access the hyperlinks to read the candidates’ longer answers. Continue reading 2018 House of Representatives Candidate Survey

2018 Senate Candidate Survey

The Delaware Coalition Against Gun Violence (DeCAGV) is a statewide organization focused on preventing gun violence by promoting sensible gun laws and addressing the root causes of gun violence. As such, we have created a survey about issues related to gun violence prevention in Delaware and at the federal level. The responses from the candidates running for Senate serve as an educational reference for Delaware voters in the 2018 elections.  Access the hyperlinks to read the candidates’ longer answers.
Continue reading 2018 Senate Candidate Survey

2018 Legislative Voting Record

Since inception in 2013, the Delaware Coalition Against Gun Violence (DeCAGV) has helped change the course of our state’s public policy.

The DeCAGV Educational Fund has:

  • Worked with University of Delaware students to present informative public workshops on gun violence prevention.
  • Sponsored Sandy Hook Team 26 cyclists’ annual stop in Delaware on its public awareness tour from Connecticut to Washington, DC.
  • Co-sponsored the Wilmington ‘March for Our Lives Rally’ in April, 2018.

The DeCAGV Legislative Fund has worked closely with Governors John Carney and Jack Markell, as well as the Delaware General Assembly to enact needed new laws:

  • Requiring universal background checks in Delaware for all gun purchasers.
  • Giving mental health workers new tools to help a patient in crisis who might pose a danger to themselves or others – the ‘Beau Biden Bill’.
  • Extending the waiting period, when necessary, for a gun purchase from 3 to 25 days, to allow time for a gun buyer to clear the FBI background check.

Access DeCAGV Pamphlet PDF