Delaware Police chiefs question why gun show loop hole bill hasn’t passed

The Delaware Police Chiefs Council is calling for the passage of the gun bill, which closes the so-called “gun show loop-hole”.  And they’d like it done now.

Senate Bill 39 calls for background checks for those who buy guns at gun-shows.  Currently under Delaware law that’s not required.  “Requiring background checks for all sales at gun shows will help protect law enforcement officers,” said Newport Chief of Police Michael Capriglione, President of the Delaware Police Chiefs Council.

Wilmington Mayor James Baker supported the comments of the head of the city department, Michael Szcerba who said background checks are already done by gun shops.  “Requiring background checks for gun sales at gun shows would have no impact on the Second Amendment rights of law abiding gun owners,” he added.

The bill has been in the Senate Judiciary Committee since March 29th.  Both Governor Jack Markell and Attorney General Beau Biden have come out in support of the bill.  Whenever there is any gun legislation in Delaware or elsewhere there is usually lobbying by the National Rifle Association. 

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