The Delaware State Constitution has an explicit protection for the right to keep and bear arms. It was enacted in 1987.
A person has the right to keep and bear arms for the defense of self, family, home and State, and for hunting and recreational use. Art. I, § 20
It seems that some public officials take their oath of office seriously. In Lewes, Delaware, the city has a ban on the open carry of arms. The legislature, when it passed a comprehensive preemption statute, allowed ordinance that violated the statute to be grandfathered, if they existed before July 1, 1985. From delmarvanow.com:
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP)- Gasoline prices in Delaware continue to plummet as the price of crude oil has fallen nearly 70 percent from its mid-summer high.
AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price for a gallon of regular in Delaware is $1.71….
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The American Spectator
WASHINGTON — Christine O’Donnell, the Tea Party-supported Republican candidate for Senate in Delaware, has no secrets. The press has even gone back to her high school years and found that she “dabbled” in witchcraft.” But now Jeffrey Lord of The American Spectator has been scrutinizing her opponent, Democratic candidate Chris Coons. Lord did not have to go back to Coons’ high school days. He found quite a lot in Coons’ infatuation with Marxism, starting in college. Coons found Marx about the time that large numbers of Marxist pols behind the Iron Curtain gave up him up. By the 1990s even jailers and torturers were forsaking old Karl, but not Coons.
After a rough and tumble primary contest Delaware’s Christine O’Donnell emerged victorious over a Republican member of Congress whose voting record had to have endeared him to Nancy Pelosi. His voting record marked him as the ultimate RINO (Republican in name only).
He was also the darling of the Republican establishment which does not take kindly to having their pronouncements from on high ignored. And they had pronounced Christine O’Donnell unacceptable. No matter how far out her opponent was in left field, he was their man.
Despite their support, mirabile dictu, their man lost. And to make matters worse, he lost to a woman who does not fit into what appears to be their image of an ideal Republican. The woman actually thinks for herself and the establishment can’t tolerate such independence from a member of the party they regard as solely and completely their property.