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Proposed Delaware Gun Law HB168

  this is an anti-gun bill
Legislation Overview

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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7 sponsors: David Sokola (D); Paul Baumbach (D); Stephanie Bolden (D); Debra Heffernan (D); Earl Jaques (D); John Kowalko (D); Sean Lynn (D);

Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 17% (7 of 41)

Chamber Date Action
House Oct 29, 2015 Stricken
House Jun 9, 2015 Introduced and Assigned to Judiciary Committee in House
Type Date State Link Text
Draft Jun 9, 2015 state link bill text
Title Description Date State Link Text Adopted
There are no amendments to this bill at this time

There have not been any votes on this bill

Link: link to state bill page

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