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Title: An Act To Amend Title 16 Of The Delaware Code Relating To The Gun Shop Project.
Description: In 2009, New Hampshire was the first state to develop a statewide "Gun Shop Project," reaching out to gun shops regarding the role they can play in suicide prevention. In the years since, at least 21 other states have implemented similar campaigns. This Act establishes the Delaware Gun Shop Project.
Last Action: Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
Last Action Date: March 16, 2021
Title: An Act To Amend Title 11 Of The Delaware Code Relating To Inchoate Crimes.
Description: This bill closes a loophole in existing Delaware law by making it a crime for a person who is not otherwise legally eligible to own, possess, or purchase a firearm or ammunition to attempt to obtain same through fraud, deceit, or deception.
Last Action: Reported Out of Committee (Judiciary) in House with 3 Favorable, 6 On Its Merits
Last Action Date: March 23, 2021
Title: An Act To Amend Title 11 Of The Delaware Code Relating To The Possession Or Purchase Of Deadly Weapons By Persons Prohibited.
Description: This Act prohibits a person who is the subject of a Protection from Abuse Order of the Family Court and who knows or has reason to know, that the Order has been issued from purchasing, owning, possessing, or controlling a deadly weapon or ammunition for a firearm in this State. This Act also prohibits the subject of an outstanding arrest warrant, active indictment or information related to a felony or misdemeanor crime of domestic violence from purchasing a firearm. The subject of the pending criminal process must know or have reason to know that the process is pending in order for the prohibition to apply. This Act also makes technical changes to the existing law to make it conform to the Legislative Drafting Manual.
Last Action: Amendment HA 1 to HB 124 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
Last Action Date: May 6, 2021
Title: An Act To Amend Title 11 Of The Delaware Code Relating To Firearms.
Description: Section 1 of this bill establishes the crimes of possession of an unfinished firearm frame or receiver with no serial number, possession of and manufacturing a covert or undetectable firearm, possession of and manufacturing an untraceable firearm, and manufacturing or distributing a firearm using a three-dimensional printer. This bill also makes it a crime to possess a firearm frame or receiver with a removed, obliterated, or altered serial number. This bill makes very limited exceptions to the requirement that certain guns have serial numbers which are: (1) Firearms manufactured before 1968; (2) Muzzle loaders that only use black powder, and antique replicas. Finally, this bill makes clear that § 1463 of Title 11 concerning untraceable firearms does not apply to members of the military forces or members of a police force in this State duly authorized to carry an untraceable firearm, and does not apply to the manufacture or importation for sale to a law-enforcement or military entity in this State.
Last Action: Amendment HA 1 to HB 125 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
Last Action Date: April 21, 2021
Title: An Act To Amend Title 11 And Title 24 Of The Delaware Code Relating To Deadly Weapons.
Description: This Substitute amends Senate Bill No. 3 by doing the following:
Last Action: Reported Out of Committee (Judiciary) in House with 4 On Its Merits, 2 Unfavorable
Last Action Date: May 11, 2021
Title: An Act To Amend Title 11 Of The Delaware Code Relating To Deadly Weapons.
Description: This Act creates the Delaware Large Capacity Magazine Prohibition Act of 2021. The Act includes clear definitions for the term large-capacity magazine, as an ammunition feeding device with a capacity to accept more than 17 rounds of ammunition. After enactment, possession of large-capacity magazine will be a class B misdemeanor for a first offense and a class E felony for any subsequent offense.
Last Action: Reported Out of Committee (Judiciary) in House with 1 Favorable, 5 On Its Merits
Last Action Date: April 27, 2021
Title: Declaring Gun Violence A Public Health Crisis.
Description: This Senate Concurrent Resolution declares that gun violence is a public health crisis, that ending the gun violence devastating Delaware is a policy priority, and supporting policy and legislative solutions that will make schools safe, confront armed hate and extremism, prevent suicide, and center and support survivors of gun violence.
Last Action: Passed By Senate. Votes: 13 YES 8 NO
Last Action Date: January 27, 2021
Title: An Act To Amend Title 16 Of The Delaware Code Relating To Criminal Violence Risk Assessment.
Description: On November 3, 2015, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a report titled "Elevated Rates of Urban Firearm Violence and Opportunities for Prevention Wilmington, Delaware" in which the CDC made 2 major recommendations: (1) the creation and adoption of a robust risk assessment tool and (2) an integrated, statewide data collection system. To date, no meaningful action has been taken at any level to implement the CDC's recommendations.
Last Action: Introduced and Assigned to Health & Social Services Committee in Senate
Last Action Date: January 26, 2021