Gov. John Carney issued a statement on the March 28 vote in the Delaware House of Representatives to approve the Beau Biden Gun Violence Prevention Act.

“Thank you to members of the Delaware House of Representatives for their bipartisan vote to approve this important piece of legislation. The Beau Biden Gun Violence Prevention Act would responsibly restrict access to firearms for those who are considered a danger to themselves or others — while protecting the due process rights of all Delawareans. The bill also takes steps to ensure that Delaware health professionals and law enforcement are working more closely together on the issue of gun safety. We remain committed to working with members of the general assembly, in both parties, to directly confront the issue of gun violence in a comprehensive way,” said Carney.

“As I have said, we need a national approach to gun safety. But we cannot wait to do what’s right in Delaware. We must take steps that will make our state safer. This vote today represents important progress. Thank you to members of the House for their vote, and I look forward to the Delaware Senate considering this legislation,” said Carney.