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Control Controversy Surrounding Delaware Lawmakers

Since federal lawmakers have been slow and often reluctant to push any kind of gun control measures, a number of state lawmakers are taking up the challenge. For some, generally Democrats in heavily Democrat voter areas are finding it easy to push gun control legislation, but other others are finding themselves getting embroiled in controversy over the issues of gun control.

Never before in American history has gun control become one of the primary issues of any national election cycle, but this year’s midterm elections in many areas may rest upon the issue of gun control and which politicians are for it and which are against gun control and what to protect gun rights. Some Delaware lawmakers are finding the controversy to be more than they expected.

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(Delaware Online) – Gun control has been the most dominant issue in the General Assembly this year and depending which way a handful of swing votes in the Senate fall could determine whether any of the high-profile measures become law.

No fewer than eight bills aimed at restricting access to certain firearms, ammunition and gun accessories have been taken up this year – all sponsored by Democrats, who control both chambers of the Legislature and Delaware’s executive branch.

Some have received bipartisan support, such as the Beau Biden Gun Violence Protection Act that would allow police to seize firearms from a person deemed to be a threat by a mental health professional.

Other measures, including a proposed ban on assault weapons, are wildly controversial and have elicited strong opposition from voters who view them as an affront to their Constitutional rights…

Delaware only has 3 counties, two of which were carried by Donald Trump in the 2016 election (Kent County was 49.8% for Trump and 44.9% for Clinton and Sussex County was 59.2% for Trump and only 37.2% for Clinton). However, most of the population lives in New Castle County which went 62.3% Clinton and only 32.7% Trump. Thus, the state politicians from the two southern counties are the ones facing more controversy over gun control.

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