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Delmarva Weighs in on Gun Control Issue

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MILLSBORO, Del. - The issue of gun control is back in the spotlight across the nation and Delmarva is no exception.

"I believe in gun control that when they break into your house, take control of your guns and shoot him," said E. J. Steen of Millsboro.

"I don't people should have them that aren't qualified to have them. I think the lawmen should have them. I don't think everybody in their homes should have one," said Fran Schuck of Millsboro.

People across Delmarva are expressing their views. Some like Jody Broeen of Millsboro say the government should have harsher punishments when it comes to gun purchases.

"I think there should be stricter laws. I don't think anybody should be allowed to come in and pick up a gun anywhere they can pick up a gun at," said Broeen.

In Delaware, anyone can purchase a firearm at a gun show and not have it registered. It's something Democratic U.S. Sen. Tom Carper says he's working to change.

In a statement released to WBOC, Carper said, "It does not make sense that a criminal can go to a gun show and be lawfully denied a gun by one seller but then turn around and buy a gun from someone else who's not required to perform a background check. I stand ready to work with the President and my Senate colleagues to help strengthen our laws."

Lani Anderson of Millsboro said legislators should draft legislation on gun control.

"Absolutely, they should draft legislation about gun control. Yes, 100 percent," said Anderson.

Bob Shaw of New Jersey said he owns guns but doesn't see a purpose for high powered rifles.

"You do not need to have a clip where you have 400 shots in it. People will argue forever about this and I don't know what we're going to do. What have we done about drug problems in this country? Nothing. We need to do something, but who has the answer?" Shaw said. 

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