Title: An Act To Amend Title 11 Of The Delaware Code Relating To Safe Storage Of Firearms.
Description: This Act revises the crime of “unlawfully permitting a minor access to a firearm,” an existing class A misdemeanor under Delaware law. The offense is renamed “unsafe storage of a firearm” to place emphasis on firearm safety and proper storage. Under the revised statute a crime is committed where a person intentionally or recklessly leaves a loaded firearm where a minor or other person prohibited by law could access that firearm – and the firearm is actually obtained by an unauthorized person. The offense is a class B misdemeanor. If there is an aggravating circumstance – such as the unauthorized person using the gun to commit a crime, then the offense is a Class A misdemeanor. It is an affirmative defense to this crime that the person stored the firearm in a locked container or with a trigger lock or otherwise in a location a reasonable person would have thought was safe from access by an unauthorized person.
Session: 148th General Assembly
Last Action: Stricken
Last Action Date: October 29, 2015
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Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 17% (7 of 41)
|House||Oct 29, 2015||Stricken|
|House||Jun 9, 2015||Introduced and Assigned to Judiciary Committee in House|
|Draft||Jun 9, 2015||state link||bill text|
|There are no amendments to this bill at this time|
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