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Delaware Moms Demand Action, Everytown Applaud Introduction of Gun Violence Prevention Legislation

April 10, 2019

DOVER, Del. – The Delaware chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today applauded the introduction of three bills in the Delaware General Assembly to prevent gun violence. The introduction comes as volunteers gather at the Delaware statehouse for an annual advocacy day to meet directly with lawmakers. The legislation introduced today includes:

  • SB 68 — legislation to prohibit assault weapons, which are commonly used in mass shootings, introduced by Senator Townsend and Representative Chukwuocha.
  • SB 69 — legislation to require purchase permits, also known as qualified purchaser cards, for all firearm sales in Delaware. This legislation was introduced by Senators Sturgeon and Townsend, and Representatives Griffith and Bentz.
  • SB 70 — legislation to prohibit large capacity magazines, which increase the lethality of shootings, introduced by Senators Sokola and Townsend, and Representative Baumbach.

“We’re grateful to our lawmakers for taking these important steps to ensure Delaware remains a leader in preventing gun violence,” said Meghan Walls, volunteer with the Delaware chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. “Together, these bills will help keep our communities safe and prevent the heartbreaking tragedies that no family should have to experience. We look forward to seeing this legislation advance this session.”

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