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.
“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.”
The Delaware Coalition Against Gun Violence Legislative Fund coordinates with national gun violence prevention groups and local grassroots activists with one goal in mind:
Pass laws in Delaware that make our communities safer.
In the wake of yet another gun tragedy in Parkland, Florida, we hear our friends and neighbors ask: “What can we do?”
Right now, we are working to support three bills in the General Assembly.
This year, we can:
• Make it a crime in Delaware to sell, transfer, buy, receive or possess a trigger crank or bump-stock devices of the type that gunman Stephen Paddock used to kill 58 people and wound 500 more in Las Vegas. (HB 300)
• Limit access to firearms for those who present a danger to themselves or others, while giving our mental health professionals more tools to help patients they believe could harm themselves or others. (HB 302)
• Give families and law enforcement a legal process they can follow to temporarily remove firearms from someone exhibiting signs of being a significant danger to themselves and others. (HB 222)
We need your help. We need your support. We need your voice.
Please join our coalition, follow us on Facebook and watch this newsletter for more information in coming weeks about how you can use your voice to affect real change in Delaware.