Letter to the Editor: Writer questions position of 32nd Precinct candidate

Congratulations to Ms. Kerri Evelyn Harris on recently winning the Democratic primary for the 32nd Representative District.

After his victory, I went to his website to see what his positions are; a voter should be educated about what the candidates stand for. Ms. Harris’ website seemed very vague and doesn’t really talk about specifics; so I googled his previous run against Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., and wonder if those are still his positions?

In a test of political courage for Delaware’s 2018 congressional election, Ms. Harris says she supports a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, as well as a waiting period of 14 days for all firearms and ammunition purchases. The first duck season in Delaware is October 21-29. If it is implemented and a person’s shotgun breaks or they need shotgun shells on October 21, waiting 14 days would prevent them from hunting. If someone is at the range and their gun breaks, will they have to wait 14 days for a replacement to protect their family? Will people need to stockpile ammo and buy extra weapons?

On Ms. Harris’s website, she says she supports the military; yet, in the test of political courage, she says yes to a question about cutting defense spending. Is that still Ms. Harris’ position? Reducing the defense budget does not seem very favorable, especially at a time when the army has suggested that its fighters use food stamps to feed their families, due to the current high inflation.

Ms Harris also states in her 2018 responses that she does not support building the southern border wall or requiring immigrants who are illegally in the country to return to their countries of origin until to be eligible for citizenship. Is that still Ms. Harris’ position? Without a secure southern border, how would Ms. Harris suggest stopping the flow of fentanyl, which is destroying our country, or stopping child sex trafficking?

Voters in the 32nd District need to know who they are voting for and where the candidates stand.

Thomas Hoever


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