Pro Gun Supporters Rally At Delaware State Capitol
"They don't want politicians making decisions for them without their approval. So they came out to let people know what their stance was," said Mitchell Denham of the Delaware Gun Rights group.
People of different genders and races are fighting for their second amendment rights, including La Mar Gunn, the president of the Central Delaware NAACP.
"I'm an advocate for civil rights. The second amendment happens to be one right that all Americans should have," said Gunn.
Delaware Speaker of The House, Pete Schwartzkopf, is the sponsor of house bill 330, which would raise the age of purchasing assault weapons from 18 to 21, He says pro-gun advocates have no reason to fight this bill.
"Because they are afraid of the third bill down the line, they are gonna oppose every bill?" Schwartzkopf said.
"People under the age of 21 not getting firearms, is not gonna stop crime in Wilmington," added Denham.
Schwartzkopf says he supports the second amendment but he believes some military-style guns should be restricted.
"I mean you can't have bazookas, you can't have rockets, you can't have a tank. I mean those are arms but nobody is talking about them," Schwartzkopf said.
Today's pro-gun rally comes less than a week after the "March For Our Lives" on Saturday which promoted tougher gun laws.
"Let them tell it we have to ban weapons that aren't even the issue. You have a better chance of being killed by a bee sting, then being shot by any of these weapons," one gun supporter said.
It's a debate not going away, and something both sides are willing to fight for.