Yeah, I know, the title “Gun Shop Project” sounds like we are promoting Gun Shops in some way. In reality, it is a project to prevent suicide by training gun shop owners to recognize clients that are high risk for suicide, and to require the placement of educational material on suicide prevention in all Gun Shops in Delaware.
House Bill 55 establishes the Delaware Gun Shop Project in Delaware, which will be overseen and managed by the Delaware Suicide Prevention Coalition. The Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health, which staff the Coalition, will staff the Gun Shop Project.
The bill has already passed the House 40-0-1, and it will be considered by the Senate in a few weeks after the Joint Finance Committee break in the session ends.
|House Bill 55 Sponsors||Yes Votes||No Votes|
|Matthews Bush Longhurst K.Williams Baumbach, Bennett, Bentz, Brady, Briggs King, Chukwuocha, Collins, Dorsey-Walker, Heffernan, Hensley, K.Johnson, Kowalko, Lambert, Lynn, Mitchell, Osienski, D.Short, M. Smith, Spiegelman||Passed House 40-0-1 — Baumbach Bennett Bentz Brady Bush Carson Chukwuocha Cooke Dorsey Walker Griffith Heffernan K.Johnson K.Williams Kowalko Lambert Longhurst Lynn Matthews Minor-Brown Mitchell Morrison Osienski Moore Schwartzkopf Wilson-Anton Briggs King Collins D.Short Dukes Gray Hensley M.Smith Morris Postles Ramone Shupe Smyk Spiegelman Vanderwende Yearick||Bolden (Absent)|
|S.McBride Ennis Hansen Hocker Mantzavinos Paradee Poore Sokola Walsh Pettyjohn Wilson|
|Current Status:||Senate Health & Social Services 1/28/21|