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Delaware Gov. Carney Calls For a Ban on Assault Rifles

Posted: Feb 23, 2018 12:41 PM Updated:

DOVER, Del. (AP/WBOC) - Democratic Gov. John Carney is calling on Delaware lawmakers to ban the sale of assault-style rifles.

Carney said in a statement Friday that his administration will work with lawmakers to craft legislation prohibiting the sale of such firearms.

Carney says military-style weapons can be used to carry out catastrophic acts of violence and have no place in the hands of civilians.

 

While calling for state legislation to enact a ban, Carney also said a national approach is needed to what he calls a "mortal threat" to public safety.

Delaware House Republicans issued a response to Carney's proposed ban.

"The proposed assault weapon sales ban is a misguided effort that will only serve to further politically polarize Delawareans with no hope of making any real impact on the desired goal of reducing isolated incidents of mass violence. I instead urge the governor to work in a non-partisan fashion with all the members of the 149th General Assembly to create rational laws that will actually make a difference," said House Minority Leader Danny Short in a sattement.  

Short said he and his caucus colleagues generally support a ban on the sale and use of so-called bump-stocks and trigger-crank devices.

Several other gun-control measures already are pending in the legislature, including a ban on bump stocks and legislation allowing authorities to seize firearms from anyone deemed by a mental health professional to pose a potential threat to others.

Short noted that he and his caucus colleagues generally support a ban on bump stocks as well as legislation that would keep firearms out of the hands of dangerous people. 

 

 

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