The Brady campaign says Delaware needs to do more when it comes to gun laws.
California scored the highest with 79 points showing, according to the Brady Campaign, the entire nation has a way to go on gun control.
Brady is no doubt hoping to exploit the election of Jack Markell, a staunch gun hating Democrat, to push Delaware into the anti-gun category.Â Ruth Ann Minner, Delaware’s last Governor, was not hostile to gun rights.Â But before Delawareans allow themselves to be shamed into being more like Californians, they should look closely at the numbers the Brady’s wont tell them.
- Delaware has a murder rate of 4.2 per 100,000
- California has a murder rate of 6.2 per 100,000
Maybe California should think about adopting Delaware’s gun laws.Â Both states have a higher overall violent crime rate than Pennsylvania, which ranks lower on the Brady scale than Delaware or California, because it has the audacity to allow citizens to carry concealed firearms for self-defense pretty much everywhere they go with an easy to obtain license.
UPDATE: Looks like PA is 10 this year, and DE is 11.Â Kind of odd.Â Look at the details for both states.Â Can you tell me which laws Pennsylvania has that drive its points higher than Delaware?Â Do they give that many points for universal regulation of handgun transfers?