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Proposed Delaware Firearm Legislation HB292

  this is an anti-gun bill
Legislation Overview

Title: An Act To Amend Title 11 Of The Delaware Code Relating To Destructive Weapons.

Description: This bill criminalizes the possession, sale, transfer, purchase, or receipt of a short-barreled shotgun and short-barreled rifle which is not registered with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. While it is currently illegal under federal law to possess or build such weapons without registration and payment of the tax, it is not illegal under Delaware law. This bill makes the possession, purchase, receipt or sale or such weapons a Class E violent felony punishable by up to 5 years in jail.

Session: 151st General Assembly

Last Action: Reported Out of Committee (Judiciary) in House with 1 Favorable, 6 On Its Merits

Last Action Date: March 23, 2022


Note: the first sponsor listed is normally the primary sponsor. If a sponsor's name is a hyperlink you can click on it to 'follow the money'.

7 sponsors: Sean Matthews (D); Jack Walsh (D); Kimberly Williams (D); Krista Griffith (D); John Kowalko (D); Sean Lynn (D); Edward Osienski (D);

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

Chamber Date Action
Mar 23, 2022 Reported Out of Committee (Judiciary) in House with 1 Favorable, 6 On Its Merits
Jan 25, 2022 Introduced and Assigned to Judiciary Committee in House
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There have not been any votes on this bill

Link: link to state bill page

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