STARS will join with the Women's Defense Coalition to rally to defend our 2nd Amendment rights on April 11 at 3pm meeting at the New Castle Court House Museum.
Frighteningly, the Delaware Senate voted 13-8 to pass Senate Bill 6, to ban magazines over an arbitrary capacity limit (17 rounds), and also voted 13-8 to pass Senate Bill 3, to impose a Maryland-style “handgun qualified purchase card” and a handgun transfer registry, in Delaware. These bills now advance to the House for further consideration.
Senate Bill 6, the so-called “Delaware Large Capacity Magazine Prohibition Act,” bans possessing magazines with a capacity greater than seventeen rounds of ammunition. Such arbitrary limits are not grounded in public safety and, instead, restrict law-abiding citizens who use these magazines for various purposes, such as self-defense and competition.
Senate Bill 3 requires prospective purchasers or recipients of a handgun to first have a “handgun qualified purchaser card,” which requires a training course (which costs money). While those with a carry permit are exempt from the training requirement, they are not exempt from the license. The approved permits only last for 180 days each, requiring citizens to continuously apply for new permits (which will cost money) in order to maintain the ability to acquire handguns. In addition, it requires information regarding prospective handgun purchasers be made available to state law-enforcement, and does not prohibit law-enforcement from retaining records of purchasers, and of the firearms purchased. This provision essentially creates a state registry of handguns.
These bills, SB3 and SB6, next go to the House for a vote and then to Governor Carney. If this becomes law this will absolutely infringe on our 2nd Amendment rights. Though the passage of these laws can be countered with a lawsuit, going through the court system, will take years. These laws need to be stopped now.
Even the Wilmington constituents of Senator Darius Brown who sponsored this bill do not support these bills, listen here Mike Bradley and Kim Petters from the Women's Defense Coalition on 92.7 https://soundcloud.com/.../mike-bradley-with-kim-petters...
If you feel our 2nd Amendment rights are important and that this is not ultimately about mere magazine limits and mere permits to purchase a firearm, but more about the government overstepping it's bounds and wanting the citizenry unarmed, then now is the time to protest the passage of these bills. Write your house representative and Governor Carney now.
Please contact your state representative and ask them to OPPOSE SB 6 and SB 3.
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The Women's Defense Coalition is hosting a rally in Wilmington April 11th at 3pm. https://fb/me/e/M18Ef966 See below for details:
Join us in unifying all parties, races, genders, organizations, entities, and individuals fed up with our elected officials ignoring our voices when it comes to our 2nd Amendment rights. We have a huge amount of local and national support with ALL collaborating to make this the grandest statement Delaware has ever seen.
NO POLITICAL AFFILIATION. JUST DELAWAREANS. COMING TOGETHER IN UNITY FOR OUR 2ND AMENDMENT RIGHTS.
There will be a choreographed demonstration that will forever be etched into history lead by all the women who would be rendered defenseless should these laws pass. We will have speakers, photographers, press, and videographers. Speakers from Women's Defense Coalition and Alex Ballard from The Armed Black Movement and Civilian Self-Defense Concepts & Principals will speak about the violence we face in our state and our rights. This event will be followed by a vehicle parade through the district of one of the Senators who willfully silenced the voices of so many. We will not be silenced. The women of Delaware are not props and we have been in this fight for longer than those who call us such. This is a FAMILY FRIENDLY event. ANY and ALL who are not peaceful will be asked to leave. This will be a RESPECTFUL and BEAUTIFUL display that cannot be silenced. Prepare to be awed!
We will caravan up to Wilmington!!
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