An effort to revive a proposed ban on the sale of assault weapons failed in the Delaware Senate on Tuesday, effectively defeating the most controversial gun control measure pending before the Legislature.
Two Democrats sided with Republicans in opposing the maneuver, including Sen. Brian Bushweller of Dover and Sen. Bruce Ennis of Smyrna. That left Democrats two votes short of the 11 needed to bring the measure to the floor.
Bryan Townsend, D-Newark after a second vote was defeated for Senate Bill 163 concerning assault weapons at Legislative Hall in Dover. "It's very unfortunate that we didn't have the votes to even have a debate on the issue," said the bill's chief sponsor Sen. Bryan Townsend, D-Newark. "I'm a little surprised not to have the vote of all my Democratic colleagues, except for Sen. Ennis." His last comment was clearly directed at Bushweller, who sits next to Townsend. Bushweller, who announced in August that he would not seek re-election to a fourth term, said he was pleased with the outcome.
Three gun-related measures signed by Carney this year all were passed with support — or at least without strong objection — from supporters of gun rights.
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