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Proposed Delaware Gun Law HB174

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Legislation Overview

Title: An Act To Amend Title 11 Relating To Illegal Purchases Of Firearms.

Description: This Act raises the first offense of purchasing or obtaining a firearm for someone not legally qualified to own, possess or purchase one from a Class F to a Class E Felony. This change is to deter such "straw purchases" by making jail time more likely for the offender, and consequently, to reduce the number of people who cannot legally possess firearms but obtain them in this manner.

Session: 149th General Assembly

Last Action: Reported Out of Committee (Public Safety & Homeland Security) in House with 9 On Its Merits

Last Action Date: June 14, 2017


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10 sponsors: John Mitchell (D); Harris McDowell (D); Stephanie Hansen (D); Gerald Hocker (R); Helene Keeley (D); Harvey Kenton (R); Valerie Longhurst (D); Joseph Miro (R); John Viola (D); David Wilson (R);

Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 24% (10 of 41)

Chamber Date Action
Jun 14, 2017 Reported Out of Committee (Public Safety & Homeland Security) in House with 9 On Its Merits
May 16, 2017 Introduced and Assigned to Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee in House
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