Carney signs bills tightening Delaware’s gun control laws (msn.com)
Gun owners in Delaware will be banned from carrying firearms at schools, entertainment venues, and polling stations under a pair of bills signed by Gov. John Carney.
One bill, signed by Carney on Friday, prevents all Delawareans, except law enforcement officers, from carrying concealed firearms within 1,000 feet of school “safe zone” or entertainment property. Students caught with weapons in these areas face up to 90 days of expulsion.
Another measure bars anyone except on-duty police officers, security guards, and active-duty military members from carrying a gun at polling locations during federal, state, and local elections.
Democrats pushed the bills through the Legislature earlier this year along with a raft of other gun control measures, arguing that tougher restrictions were needed amid a nationwide uptick of school shootings and gun violence.