Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Common Sense Affirmed in Delaware

Last week, the Delaware Supreme Court ruled that a long-standing ban on guns in Delaware State Parks violated the state's constitution. A lower court had previously ruled that the much sought after nirvana of "public safety" trumped the rights of gun owners. In acknowledging the Constitutional right to bear arms, the justices noted poignantly,
But that conclusion is based on the questionable notion — unsupported by reference to any evidence – that outlawing possession of firearms in an area makes law-abiding citizens safer because criminals will, for some reason, obey the regulations.

In other words, criminals don't care about your "gun free zone," be it a school, a movie theatre, a church, or even a state park.

See also  "Why legal guns can’t be banned from state parks" and "Bridgeville Rifle & Pistol Club v. Small."

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