Newark Anti-Gun Vote this Monday!

Campaign for Liberty

On November 9, 2015, the city of Newark began the process of putting its residents in harm’s way. Without your help, they will complete that process this Monday, January 11.

The Newark City Council unanimously approved the first reading of Bill 15-32 last November, which would enact the state’s “Armitage Gun Ban,” named after the specific lobbyist who rammed it through the state legislature . . .

. . . restricting every law abiding citizen’s right to defend themselves in municipal buildings.

They took the dangerous first step toward creating another “Gun Free Zone,” which we hear about so much due to the crimes that so often occur in them.

And this Monday, January 11, in the Municipal Council chamber at 220 South Main Street, the council will have their second and final vote on this irresponsible, anti-self-defense policy.

Call these council members and urge them to VOTE NO on Armitage Gun Ban Bill 15-32:

Mayor Polly Sierer: 302-690-1741
Mark Morehead: 302-521-9525
Todd Ruckle: 302-893-1601
Robert Gifford: 302-803-0451
Margrit Hadden: 302-983-9087
Luke Chapman: 302-293-7639
Stu Markham: 302-456-1755

And please take a minute to sign our Armitage Gun Ban petition, letting them know we will not tolerate them turning our residents and town employees into helpless victims.

We read in the newspaper time and again how recent massacres in schools, movie theaters, and the like are a major problem. Of course, they highlight the “need for further gun restrictions.”

What those articles fail to connect is that all of the examples they cite are massacres occurring in so-called “Gun Free” zones.

They SHOULD be called “Criminal Protection Zones”!

Once you realize these criminals may be evil – not stupid – the connection is obvious.

They target Gun Free Zones because they know it’s where they will have the most impact – places where most people are rendered defenseless by irresponsible, anti-gun policies.

It is entirely possible that some of Newark’s elected officials were not able to make that connection prior to the meeting.

However, several people spoke at the meetings informing them of these facts and letting them know this bill could put people in harm’s way.

And yet they passed the first reading anyway. . . unanimously.

It is tough for me to conclude anything other than these elected officials actually want to make their residents vulnerable.

With all of the facts before them, I do not know what other conclusion to come to.

Last April, they hired Richard Armitage, a seasoned NRA lobbyist from Maryland, to lobby Delaware state politicians on behalf of the city of Newark and help spread the Mayor’s irrational, anti-gun agenda statewide.

And even though one Newark Council member questioned whether there would be a conflict of interest, lobbyist Armitage still accepted the position and the city council voted to hire him.

Soon after, he offered proposed legislation to them for an “optional” city municipal building ban, even admitting to the council that NRA “helped write the bill.

Armitage strategized in meetings of the Delaware League of Local Governments, sought out sponsors to ram his legislation through the State House and Senate, and saw it through in less than 2 weeks time.

The people of the state of Delaware had no time to hear about it, read it, or react – by design.

Armitage Gun Ban Bill 15-32 will come up for its second and FINAL reading on Monday, January 11.

We must make it perfectly clear that this bill must not go through.

Newark Council Meeting
Monday, January 11, from 7-9 p.m.
220 South Main Street
Newark, DE 19711


We must not allow the bill to become law by passing the second reading.

Please call these council members and urge them to VOTE NO on Armitage Gun Ban Bill 15-32:

Mayor Polly Sierer: 302-690-1741
Mark Morehead: 302-521-9525
Todd Ruckle: 302-893-1601
Robert Gifford: 302-803-0451
Margrit Hadden: 302-983-9087
Luke Chapman: 302-293-7639
Stu Markham: 302-456-1755

Tell them their vote will be a clear statement on whether or not they understand how pro-Second Amendment policies keep people safe.

We will report the results of their vote next week.

In Liberty,

Jeff Lawrence
New Castle County Coordinator
Delaware Campaign for Liberty

P.S. On November 9, 2015, Newark’s Council began the process to turn city buildings into gun free zones. The second and FINAL reading will be this Monday, January 11, at 7 p.m.

The last thing we need is another gun free zone, such as the ones we hear about in the news where all of the mass shootings are occurring.

Call the council members above. Urge them to VOTE NO on Bill 15-32!

And sign the Armitage Gun Ban petition to send a clear message that “Gun Free,” Criminal Protection Zones for criminals is irresponsible city policy.

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