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If you do not agree with this legislation please contact your representative.
“Even as we work to pull Delaware out of the Coronavirus pandemic, we are still grappling with another crisis that has brought death and devastation to our communities for far too many years.
Gun violence is a public health crisis.
And, as with so many other public health emergencies, the damage is disproportionately borne by communities of color. Nationwide, African Americans are 10 times more likely to be killed by gun violence. Here in Delaware, we are 13 times more likely to be murdered at the hands of a gunman than our white and Hispanic neighbors.
Families and neighborhoods throughout our state, especially in the City of Wilmington, are being torn apart by shootings, with the number of gun deaths surging by 32% statewide over the last decade.
As lawmakers, we have a moral obligation to protect the health and safety of all Delawareans by addressing the rising tide of bloodshed, particularly among the most marginalized communities in our state.
I am proud to announce that my first legislation to pass the Delaware Senate is a resolution that clearly identifies gun violence as a public health crisis and commits us to undertaking legislative solutions that will make our schools safer, confront armed hatred and extremism, prevent suicide and support survivors.