Gun Safety

Guns are responsible for 93 deaths per day in America. From Sandy Hook to San Bernardino, America suffers from an epidemic of gun violence. Each day, we needlessly lose so many lives.

While no legislation can stop every gun tragedy, common-sense gun safety regulations at the state level have successfully decreased gun violence where they have been passed into law. 

In 2013, Bryan supported legislation to require federally licensed firearms dealers to perform criminal history background checks on prospective firearms purchasers and served as the Senate prime sponsor of the bill that closed Delaware’s gun-show loophole in 2016. 

Bryan has continued to be one of the most vocal advocates of common-sense gun reform in the Delaware General Assembly. He was the prime sponsor of SB 163, which would have prohibited the manufacture, sale, offer to sell, transfer, purchase, receipt, possession, or transport of assault weapons in Delaware, subject to certain exceptions. 

Also in 2018, Bryan sponsored of several additional pieces of widely supported legislation, including legislation that bans bump stocks and trigger cranks, prohibits high-capacity magazines, and allows a family member or law enforcement officer to obtain an emergency lethal violence protective order (LVPO) if the court deems that an individual poses a danger of causing physical injury to themself or others by owning, possessing, controlling, purchasing, or receiving a firearm.