Bill will strengthen penalties for illegal purchases of firearms DOVER, Del. – On Wednesday, April 18, Governor Carney will sign House Bill 174, which strengthens penalties for illegal purchases of firearms, deterring “straw purchases” by making jail time more likely for the offender. This bill raises the first offense of purchasing or obtaining a firearm […]
DOVER, Del. – Governor John Carney, Senator Bryan Townsend, and House Majority Leader Valerie Longhurst on Thursday announced legislation to ban the sale, purchase, transfer, and certain possession of assault-style weapons in Delaware. The legislation will be introduced by Senator Townsend in the Delaware Senate on Thursday. Representative Longhurst is the legislation’s prime sponsor in the […]
WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney issued the following statement on gun safety laws: “Over the past several years, Delaware has made progress in strengthening our gun safety laws, to help give law enforcement the tools they need to more effectively confront gun violence. We’re also continuing to work with school districts to ensure that […]
Governor Markell issues a statement in response to the passage of Senate Bill 16 in the Delaware House of Representatives. Delaware becomes only the 8th state to require the reporting of lost or stolen firearms.