‘Beau Biden’ Gun Control Act Passed In Delaware

Vice President Joe Biden was on hand for the signing of “red flag” legislation into law by Delaware Gov. John Carney on Monday.

The Beau Biden Gun Violence Prevention Act, which passed the Democrat-controlled legislature as HB 302 on a unanimous vote, requires health care workers to report anyone they feel is a danger to themselves or others. Police, obligated to investigate, could then petition the courts to order the person to turn over their guns pending a hearing. Joe’s son, Beau, served as the state’s attorney general until his death in 2015 and had proposed a similar version of the measure in 2013.

“While that bill came up short of passage before we lost Beau, he was always confident that we would move in the right direction,” said the senior Biden at the event, held at the Biden Institute at the University of Delaware. “This bill will make the state of Delaware safer while safeguarding every Delawarean’s rights to due process. It is a fitting tribute to Beau’s legacy.”

In addition to the provision to temporarily take guns from those subject to a court order, HB 302 removes the firearms rights of some with a history of mental health treatment as well as those who were found not guilty by reason of insanity, guilty but mentally ill, or mentally incompetent to stand trial. Courts that issue surrender orders could also authorize officers to seize firearms and ammunition under some circumstances.

The law has the backing of the state Department of Health and Social Service, House Majority Leader Valerie Longhurst, Senate Majority Leader Margaret Rose Henry, and gun control groups to include the Delaware Coalition Against Gun Violence.

The Delaware State Sportsmans’ Association, the state’s NRA affiliate, supported the measure during the legislative process. “It’s not perfect, but it’s a good start that helps solve part of the puzzle,” said DSSA President Jeff Hague. “This deals with the people that are one of the causes of most gun violence involving mass murders rather than putting all the focus on an inanimate object.”

In opposition to the measure was the ACLU of Delaware, who argued the measure creates both constitutional issues and could pit police against potentially armed people in the midst of a mental health crisis without proper training.

source: guns.com

  • rick meek

    Both of them don’t know crap about weapons or mental health…….Why are they asked people to rat out people —- The FBI and several law agencies missed the obvious signs and even complaints on the last couple shooters…..

    • Terry Butts

      It is not about peoples safety or stopping crime it is about the government having something to point to as validation when they want to harass those with differing opinions on politics or religion.

      This TURN IN YOUR NEIGHBOR campaign goes back to the days of tyranny when people were rewarded for reporting things like “DISLOYAL SPEECH” to the government.

      They pass laws like this most all of them putting the burden to prove ones innocence on the accused (the exact opposite of innocent until PROVEN guilty) while making declarations about mental issues like found outlined in the link below that will essentially allow them to disarm nearly all US citizens on a mere accusation.

      http://www.bible.ca/psychiatry/psychiatry-atheistic-anti-christian-jesus-mental-patient-paranoid-schizophrenic.htm

      Remember to the ANTI GUN groups behind these laws WANTING to be able to protect oneself, ones family, or ones nation without being part of a GOVERNMENT CONTROLLED GROUP is a mental issue.

      • rick meek

        So True – but they have to support their donors – companies that employ their kids and grandkids….Gotta keep that money flowing.
        mueller has a VERY LONG record of cover-ups – dirty deals – threats – intimidation – humiliation but the best one is the FBI raiders felt up a guy’s wife when they broke into their home…mueller isn’t operating under the “special counsel” laws – Congress let them LAPSE years ago…..Mueller and rosenstein created this team under CFR’s…. MSM is delivering “FAKE NEWS” Daily to support the attacks…….
        Govt are formed by the people and Govern by the CONSENT of the governed —– and when those govt’s fail to serve those people’s need’s……..READ IT FOR YOURSELVES IN THE DECLARATION AND CONSTITUTION…..

  • jerry1944

    So they went total cowards did they .. What would G Washington say

  • JD

    Government always goes coward. They’ll never pull this off. It’s just talk, that all they do

  • JCWS1

    Is this the Twilight Zone ? Joe Biden is NOT the vice president and this article can’t even qualify as a fluff piece.

  • fbair1

    Biden is the joke of the century. where was his pompus ass when healthcare need help for people. my one enjoyment would be to kick his ass, and i’m 73 years old and bet i can knock him out one blow. asshole biden.

  • Estell Newton

    It won’t be safer. The people bent on killing others with guns will still have the guns. And innocent people wil be turned in for having mental problems when no problems exist.

  • Freedom Rules

    These Are Communist Looking For Any Reason To Confiscate Guns From Law Abiding Citizens, Once The Communists Have All Our Guns That’s When They Will Start Executing All Of Us, Over 100 Million People Died To Communism.. Time To Take Back Our Country From The Democrat Communist Party !!!

    This explains a lot about today’s Democratic Party.
    In an article published in late June, anti-communist analyst Trevor Loudon, author of the book The Enemies Within: Communists, Socialists and Progressives in the US Congress, shined the spotlight on the multiple communists and “radical anti-American socialists” serving on the platform committee. Among the figures cited in the report are a number who have been involved in the “Democratic Socialists of America,” which Loudon described as “a communist group based on the theories of Italian Communist party theoretician Antonio Gramsci — an advocate of revolution through infiltration.” Other platform members were from what he referred to as “more traditionally communist groups.”

    “Most of these individuals could not pass an FBI background security check to sell you stamps at the Post Office,” Loudon argued in his June 26 article. “They would not be allowed to clean the toilets on any military base in this country. Yet they are drafting policies that will shape the lives of more than 300 million Americans. It is time for loyal Democrats to realize that their party is no longer the party of Harry Truman, or JFK. It has been hijacked at the highest levels by enemies of the U.S. Constitution and American freedom.”

    And indeed, there can be little doubt that some of the extremists identified by Loudon are hostile to the U.S. Constitution and the liberties of the American people. In fact, they say so themselves throughout the Democrat Party platform they drafted — a document that includes brazen attacks even on constitutionally protected liberties such as free speech, and of course flagrantly denies even the right to life by promoting taxpayer-funded killing of unborn children across America and worldwide. The fact that the extremists were appointed with the support or at least tacit approval of leading Democrats, including Hillary Clinton and DNC boss Debbie Wasserman Schultz, also speaks volumes.

    Several of the socialists identified by Loudon are affiliated with the Democratic Socialists of America, the nation’s largest and most prominent socialist organization. Aside from promoting dangerous tyranny and constitutional subversion in the United States, the DSA is also an affiliate of the totalitarian global alliance of communists and socialists known as the Socialist International. The SI, of course, is a world socialist government-promoting outfit that includes numerous murderous political parties from around the globe. So extreme is the global outfit that its 24th Congress in 2012 was hosted by a Marxist political party whose president was at the time busy advocating genocide of minorities on national television.

    Another dangerous outfit well-represented on the Democrat Party’s platform committee is the Communist Party USA, once a tentacle of the mass-murdering Soviet regime in the United States. However, the presence of CPUSA friends and activists on the Democrat Party’s key committee guiding the party’s positions is hardly a surprise. Last year, the CPUSA’s boss, John Bachtell, even boasted openly that his Marxist-Leninist organization “utilizes” the increasingly radical Democratic Party to advance its totalitarian objectives in the United States. “At this stage we are about building the broad people’s movement led by labor that utilizes the vehicle of the Democratic Party to advance its agenda,” Bachtell wrote to his supporters.

    The first anti-American socialist highlighted by Loudon is Dr. Cornel West, a supporter of socialist Bernie Sanders and a supposed “theologian” who does not even bother to conceal his radical socialist views and extreme agenda. In fact, after decades of membership, West also became Honorary Chair of the Democratic Socialists of America. West also founded the socialist New Party in the 1990s and has produced a great deal of Marxist propaganda, including, among other resources, the book The Ethical Dimensions of Marxist Thought. He has been a pioneer in exploring how race-mongering and fanning race hatred can be exploited by socialists to advance their totalitarian agenda.

    Also cited by Loudon is Representative Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), another Sanders supporter who, among other controversies, has been a supporter of the radical Nation of Islam. Despite his open advocacy for homosexuality, Ellison is the first “Muslim” elected to the U.S. Congress. He is also “a longtime associate of the Minnesota Communist Party,” according to Loudon. “Keith Ellison has held several meetings in the home of recently deceased Minnesota Communist Party leader Erwin Marquit, was elected with the help of teams of communist phone bankers and has contributed an article to the Communist Party USA‘s People’s World website,” Loudon explained. Indeed, the CPUSA’s propaganda mouthpiece even promoted Ellison’s campaign for Congress, calling him a “fresh progressive” and “established progressive leader.”

    Another socialist helping to write the Democrat platform is Obama’s former “climate czar” Carol Browner. Plenty of the “qualifications” on her résumé ought to raise eyebrows for Americans concerned about freedom and sovereignty. Perhaps most alarming, though, is Browner’s leadership seat on the Socialist International’s “Commission for a Sustainable World Society,” which openly sought to impose “global governance” on humanity and “promote socialist ideas and work towards this objective at international level” under the guise of dealing with supposed man-man global warming. Browner also has a long history of working with extremist groups, including an outfit known as “Citizen Action” founded by former Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) radicals.

    Numerous other extremists with troubling track records of totalitarian, anti-constitutional extremism are also listed among the platform committee’s members. Representative Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.), for example, is “a former member of the pro-Cuba, Marxist-Leninist Puerto Rican Socialist Party,” Loudon explained, adding that Gutierrez, an open-borders activist, was also involved with a Maoist group and the socialist New Party. Gutierrez is currently in hot water for showering hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign funds on his wife and daughters.

    Also listed is Paul Booth, a Big Labor organizer for government workers and a DSA leader whose group has helped train “thousands of community organizers in Saul Alinsky tactics.” Alinsky dedicated his book on how to seize power to Lucifer. Representative Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), described by Loudon as “a longtime associate of Democratic Socialists of America and the Communist Party USA,” is also on the platform committee. Lee, who has been to Communist Party-ruled Cuba more than 20 times, was also a secret member of the Communist Party breakaway group Committees of Correspondence.

    Of course, none of this is a new phenomenon. In a March 1999 exposé of socialists and communists in Congress by The New American, Robert W. Lee showed how the “House Progressive Caucus,” founded by avowed socialists and communists, was becoming increasingly influential while attempting to conceal its extremism behind lofty rhetoric. Indeed, many of those identified had a long and dangerous history of working with America’s sworn communist enemies to subvert the U.S. Constitution and promote tyranny worldwide. Today, the extremists are more powerful than ever, and, along with their globalist comrades, practically run the Democrat Party.

    Unsurprisingly, the Democrat Party’s draft platform reflects the dangerous extremism of the committee that wrote it. That is bad news for America. Indeed, if it were to be implemented, what remains of the Judeo-Christian foundations of America, the U.S. Constitution, and the liberties it protects would all be obliterated, along with America’s remaining prosperity. Americans who value the U.S. Constitution and the liberties it protects should educate others about the dangerous cast of characters that helped write the Democrat Party’s agenda.

    The Communist Left >>>>>> Transforming USA into a COMMUNIST country (FULL video)

    https://youtu.be/JnIT1y5Sto8

    • marcus J

      Thank You so much for posting this , I have had this video , Agenda , Grinding America Down by Curtis Bowers for years , Every fellow American Brother and Sister I know I tell them it is absolutely crucial that they watch this film , Also Agenda Two , Masters of Deceit , Enemies Within by Trevor Louden is also a very important film to watch , It has been over 7 years since I have said ,Democrat , I now say The Communist Party formerly known as The Demonic Rats

  • kzig

    This is not about gun control, this is about people control. Folks, rat on your neighbor, Doctors, rat on your patient who may have come to you with a problem not even related to gun ownership! The Gestapo mentality is alive and well with these loony leftys. Someone had it right by saying that LIBERALISM IS A “MENTAL DISORDER”! This “back door” approach to gun control asserts that you are guilty of a disorder that will disqualify you for gun ownership simply because of being denounced by a gun hater. The Social security administration is poised to have the power to strip the law abiding American of his second amendment protected rights without the involvement of a court. Thank you Obama!!!
    (America’s First Freedom Magazine,April 2017, page 37) Thus simply being denounced as “unstable”, Your second amendment rights can be terminated by a denouncement.

  • marcus J

    Anything that Slippery Joe Biden is involved in or with cannot be good , I honestly believe that such Legislation is extremely dangerous and is a tool or vehicle for abuse , Not only for some Disease Brained Liberal Lefty Lunatic Lying to a Judge to Disarm their Neighbor , But also as a means for the State to disarm anyone they choose to label a threat

    • Bill

      yepper, slippery joe biden– the know it all of the century. “let’s get more training for cattle guards” biden. couldn’t pour tinkle water out of a boot with the instructions on the heel. WE need more people just like him trying to run OUR country. And just WHO is going to figure out who is mentally challenged or just upset with a neighbor and turning him in to get even ???????? Just one more way for the “government” to take advantage and steal more rights away from the people.

  • Mark Sauck

    It will not and never make their state safer. Therefore they will eventually deem it nesessary to legislate gun control. After a few years of this redundant government work the ultimate necessity will simply have to make it legal to confiscate all guns. Those who refuse and break their law will find it necessary to keep their weapons to protect their families from law breakers who need their guns to kill others they don’t like or threaten people they need to steel from.

  • Santiago Tello

    Lousy communists! Soon they will appoint Gauliders to watch over their respective blocks. Today its if ur behavior is suspect, tomorrow ur Gaulider will report u if u and the wife have an argument over what paint u r for ur living room. The communists will comtinue to use gun rights to chip away at ur rights. “We are doing it for your own good” is their mantra. Watch out for the communists!

  • Dr. Death

    Out of my cold dead hands you miserable creep.

  • Sarge

    They seek power, power, power over the people. American patriots, beware.

  • msskye

    what a bunch of horse hockey!

  • Mac147

    Lets make a new law if you were born North of the Mason/Dixon line or on the left coast you should have your BS gun control laws but, you can not move to the south of the Mason/Dixon line or east of the left coast. This way you can leave the rest of us alone & when the illegals & the bad guys take over & destroy you no one will care. Please stay where you are at & leave our part of the county alone since you hate us & what we stand for in the south & middle America.

  • William Buchman

    Delaware just became one step closer to being communist controlled.

  • dino m.

    Gotta be David Hoggs’ granddad or something(inbreeding must be involved in this one).

  • tdunn

    This has not one thing to do with safety . this is about Gov. seizing more control and Power to it”s self. Never let a Good Crisis Go To Waste !!!!!!!. seize more power through it and take more of the Peoples rights through it !!!!

  • Bama Bill

    Joe Biden is “Owned” by Mr. George Soros. Soros learned how Hitler took over while working for him rounding up Jews to send to the “Death Camps”, and Soros is a Jew! Take over the media, done, and disarm the citizens. Next comes the “Night of the Long Knives” when leaders are killed??? Well, maybe they would have to take out the Dems? There aren’t many Republicans in Delaware are there??? Joe loves the Unions, I watched him stagger out of a meeting with them on TV. Like my union rep, went to Vegas for a union meeting. Came back a week later telling me about all the food, booze, and women. Looked like he had been on a week long binge, which is what he said he had. They voted to increase my dues by $100 a month to support the UAW! Temporary of course.

  • Claus Kiefer

    I recommend that all congressmen and women be checked out because I believe they are a threat to all Free Americans.

  • Alan404

    One note that “let go with your double barreled shotgun from your balcony” Biden is still active, one notes.

  • lostproton

    Compare the mental health issues in these new anti-firearms legislation to those on the LGBTQ issues. Back in the early 1940s the word “homosexual” was coined to replace the religious terms sodomy and sodomite; while the medical professionals were diagnosing LGBTQ issues as mental health issues.. Then fifty years later the LGBTQs complained that the word homosexual was defaming and added an additional synonym for the word “Gay” to refer to LGBTQ participants; while the medical professionals began fading from the issues and the politicians have become the voice of medicine defining the LGBTQs as normal people. Today in Hawaii firearms owners on medical CBD (Cannabidiol), an extract of marijuana, are having their firearms confiscated, possibly by force if they refuse to turn them in. The politicians, not medical professionals, have made the medical diagnosis that any one on CBD is unfit to be in possession of firearms. Yet you can go to a State Liquor Store, present a photo ID proving you are 21 years of age or over and buy 100% proof alcohol and go home and get drunk. You then stagger outside with your dog to discharge his bladder and your anti-gun neighbor sees you and calls the police. The police come, do a breath test on you, and declare you drunk and confiscate all your firearms. You tell yourself this cannot happen, but it did happen in Germany with Hitler and the Nazis and the politicians today are doing the same things.

  • drhjmaue

    This is a very dangerous piece of legislation that under certain circumstances under democratic control starting with liberal judges, police chiefs and hospital workers could lead to unnecessary gun seizes way to subjective. This will surely find its way to the US Supreme Court as just another backdoor gun control measure and attack on the 2nd Amendment which again will solve nothing positive regarding saving human lives.

  • Suzu M

    This kinda sounds dangerous to me.

  • Arrow

    Joe Biden better keep a sharp lookout, because he is as crazy as most mentally Ill people. Those of us who remember his comments on firing a shotgun from his deck to dissuade burglars is enough to get some people red flagged. Maybe we should turn him in. It would be funny if he was the first person flagged and disarmed by his son’s legislation.