Matt Meyer and County Council Pass Gun Safety Ordinances in Delaware

Matt Meyer (’02), County Executive of New Castle County, Delaware, authored an opinion for delaware online / USA TODAY Network calling for gun safety laws at every level of government following his sponsorship of three local ordinances (“We Must Do More to Prevent Gun Violence in Delaware,” Jun. 12). Matt collaborated with a bipartisan group of councilmembers along with gun safety organizations and advocates culminating in the County Council’s unanimously passing of two of three ordinances on June 11th (with a third expected to be heard by committee before a County Council vote in November). He urged, “Delaware should eliminate the preemption laws so local governments can do more to help make our communities safer. . . . Guns are now the leading cause of death for children in this country. And in some U.S. zip codes, young men face greater risk of firearm death than those deployed to war. As a nation, we have failed to adequately address this epidemic of violence. . . . [W]e need to continue to enact commonsense gun safety laws at every level of government.”