WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, published an op-ed
in the News Journal calling for federal action to prevent gun violence. The op-ed is available online here
The News Journal: This bipartisan gun bill would help protect Delaware families from gun violence
By Chris Coons
Gun violence in the United States is a deadly epidemic that we cannot ignore.
As an occasional hunter, I know the right to keep and bear firearms, protected by the Second Amendment, is a fundamental freedom. However, in the face of countless tragedies, including two 16-year-olds who were shot in Wilmington in recent weeks and recent deadly mass shootings in El Paso, Odessa, and Dayton, we need to offer more than thoughts and prayers.
We must take action to keep our communities safe.
It’s clear that we need to enact laws to make it more difficult for deadly weapons to find their way into the wrong hands, and Delawareans — on both sides of the issue — agree.
The Senator’s full column is available here.