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5 total bills, 4 anti-gun bills,
0 pro-gun bills for this session
Proposed Delaware Gun Laws

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note: Delaware carries over legislation from odd-numbered years to even numbered years without exception

this is an anti-gun bill

HB63

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 child 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 when a person intentionally or recklessly stores or leaves a loaded firearm where a minor or other person prohibited by law, or unauthorized person, can access the firearm, and the unauthorized person obtains the firearm. The unauthorized persons use of the firearm to inflict serious physical injury or death is not an element of the offense, but is an aggravating factor. For the purposes of this offense, stores and leaves does not include when firearm is carried by or under the control of the owner or another lawfully-authorized user.

Last Action: Passed By Senate. Votes: 13 YES 8 NO

Last Action Date: April 17, 2019

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HB116

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

Description: Importers, manufacturers, and dealers of "destructive weapons" are licensed and regulated under Federal law. Under existing Delaware law, importers, manufacturers, and dealers of destructive weapons are not permitted to deliver them to purchasers in Delaware who are otherwise permitted to own such weapons, such as military or police forces. This bill will permit properly licensed importers, manufacturers, and dealers to possess and store destructive weapons in this State and engage in activities associated with the sale and delivery of such weapons to (or from) qualified purchasers.

Last Action: Introduced and Assigned to Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee in House

Last Action Date: April 11, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

SB68

Title: An Act To Amend The Delaware Code Relating To Deadly Weapons.

Description: This Act prohibits the manufacture, sale, offer to sell, transfer, purchase, receipt, possession, or transport of assault weapons in Delaware, subject to certain exceptions. One exception relevant to individuals is that the Act does not prohibit the possession and transport of firearms that were lawfully possessed or fully applied for before the effective date of this Act; although for these firearms there are certain restrictions relating to their possession and transport after the effective date of this Act. This Act creates a voluntary certificate of possession, to enable persons who lawfully possess an assault weapon before the effective date of this Act to be able to prove ownership after the effective date of this Act.

Last Action: Introduced and Assigned to Executive Committee in Senate

Last Action Date: April 10, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

SB69

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

Description: This Act creates an application process to obtain a handgun qualified purchaser card, to authorize the purchase of a handgun, or a firearms qualified purchaser card, to authorize the purchase of firearms other than a handgun. This Act then requires licensed importers, manufacturers, or dealers, as well as unlicensed persons, to require an individual to present the individuals handgun qualified purchaser card or firearms qualified purchaser card before selling or transferring a firearm.

Last Action: Introduced and Assigned to Executive Committee in Senate

Last Action Date: April 10, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

SB70

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 2019. The Act includes clear definitions for the term large-capacity magazine, as an ammunition feeding device with a capacity to accept more than 15 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: Introduced and Assigned to Executive Committee in Senate

Last Action Date: April 10, 2019

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