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March For Our Lives – Wilmington, Delaware

Delaware March For Our Lives

  • The march will go from Howard High School to Rodney Square, where there will be a rally to follow.
  • The march will start at 10:00 am and the rally at Rodney Square will begin around 11:00 am and run until around 2:00pm.
  • The rally will include music, informational vendors educating the public on ways we can prevent gun violence in Delaware, and speakers ranging from the students who helped organize the march to some of the sponsors of current gun legislation.

Learn more here about the march in Wilmington, Delaware.

The First Unitarian Church is organizing a bus to downtown
Wilmington for the march. Register here.

Trump’s Backtracking on Gun Proposals – NYT Opinion

“In saying that the proposal to raise the age limit on purchases of assault weapons had “not much political support (to put it mildly),” President Trump fails a key test of presidential leadership. In his seminal work “Presidential Power,” Richard Neustadt concluded that the power of the president is the “power to persuade.”

Significant public support exists for improvements in gun safety. Rather than mobilizing the public, the president retreats. In the aftermath of the massacre at Sandy Hook, I worked with courageous members of Delaware’s General Assembly to pass key pieces of gun safety legislation, including closing the gun show loophole. The margin of victory in these votes was surprisingly small given the public support.

The support of former Attorney General Beau Biden and Lt. Gov. Matt Denn demonstrated what leaders can accomplish even in the face of legislative resistance. If only President Trump were to follow their lead.

JACK MARKELL, WILMINGTON, DEL.

The writer was governor of Delaware from 2009 to 2017.”