I caught this statement on the anti-gun website Gun Guys (http://www.gunguys.com/?p=651) and, though I can't find the original article from Delaware Online, here's a quote from a previous Delaware Attorney General with my highlights to make it a great pro 'sound bite':
I read with alarm that the General Assembly may be prepared to amend Delaware law as it pertains to the right to carry a concealed deadly weapon. Essentially the argument is that 34 other states have passed such legislation, and the right of self-protection requires that a person be permitted to carry a concealed weapon. These arguments are as phony as a three-dollar bill.I'd like to ask anyone who has gone through the effort of sending emails or letters to police agencies or the DA's here in Delaware and have gotten official responses, to please post a scanned JPG/PDF of that document or the full contents of the email in this thread to keep an archive.
The fact that legislators are cowed by the National Rifle Association says nothing about the wisdom of such laws. Under current Delaware law, virtually anyone, excepting felons, may strap on a holster and carry a gun in plain view. You can even carry a rifle over your shoulder and walk around with it.
As Delaware's attorney general, I frequently passed upon applications to carry a concealed weapon. I never understood why someone making night deposits felt safer with a concealed gun rather than carrying a holstered gun in plain view. Common sense would suggest a robber or mugger would be less likely to tangle with someone visibly carrying a weapon. Police carry their firearms openly.