Delaware Senate Committee Passes All Anti-Gun Bills

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Yesterday, the Senate Executive Committee passed all of the anti-gun bills before them. IMG NRA-ILA

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Yesterday, the Senate Executive Committee passed all of the anti-gun bills before them. The day before, the House passed House Bill 423 by a vote of 40-0 and House Bill 451 by a vote of 27-13. The Committee then added those bills to their agenda for the hearing today. These bills are now eligible to be added to the agenda for the Senate floor. In addition, Senate Bill 6, to ban many standard capacity magazines in common use, is still on the House floor awaiting a vote. Please contact your lawmakers and ask them to OPPOSE these bills.

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House Bill 450 House Amendment 1 imposes a ban on many commonly-owned rifles, shotguns, and handguns that law-abiding citizens use for self-defense and sport. The firearms banned are those from Maryland’s enumerated model list, as well as any other firearm with an arbitrary physical feature on Connecticut’s criteria list.

Citizens who own such firearms prior to the ban may continue to possess them, but the burden is on them to prove that they owned them prior. The state will provide the option for owners to apply for certification that banned firearms were owned prior. Banned firearms may only be transferred to direct family members or bequeathed to heirs. They also may only be possessed at, or transported to and from, certain locations, such as the owner’s residence, shooting ranges, private property with the property owner’s permission, or licensed firearm dealers.

Senate Bill 8 amends Delaware’s machine gun ban to ban machine gun conversion parts that are already banned under federal law without the proper ATF registration, taxes, and/or licensing.

Senate Bill 302 allows lawsuits against firearm industry members for failure to implement “reasonable” controls to prevent straw purchases or theft. This intentionally vague term can subject the industry to crippling lawsuits regardless of whether there is any actual violation of law. Plaintiffs are not required to prove that any such action was done with any intent to cause harm.

The firearm industry is already highly regulated through federal and state laws, with violations carrying stiff penalties. This is the latest salvo in gun control advocates’ long-running effort to circumvent the federal Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA), which ensures Americans have reasonable access to firearms. The PLCAA does not prohibit lawsuits against the firearm industry for knowingly unlawful sales, for negligent entrustment, and on traditional product liability grounds.

House Bill 451, with House Amendments 36, and 8, discriminates against adults aged 18-20 by prohibiting them from purchasing, owning, possessing, or controlling any firearm or ammunition other than shotguns and shotgun ammunition, unless they have a Concealed Deadly Weapon Permit or fall under other exemptions. This violates the Second Amendment rights of those who are legally adults and are deemed old enough to vote, serve on a jury, enter into binding contracts, get married, and enlist in the military unless they first pay fees to the government and go through red tape to get their rights back.

House Bill 423 House Amendment 1 has the State Bureau of Identification create the Firearm Transaction Approval Program (FTAP) to act as a point of contact to conduct background checks on firearm transfers for licensed firearm dealers rather than allowing the dealers to conduct federal NICS background checks themselves directly with the FBI. In addition, it allows for up to a 25-day delay for firearm transfers if the FTAP check is not completed during that time. This can allow inefficiencies in the state system or failures by bureaucrats to unreasonably delay Second Amendment rights.

Senate Bill 6, the so-called “Delaware Large Capacity Magazine Prohibition Act,” bans possessing magazines with a capacity greater than seventeen rounds of ammunition, including those that may “readily be converted” over that capacity. This vague and broad definition could be interpreted to ban the magazines for most modern handguns and rifles in common use. Such arbitrary limits are not grounded in public safety and, instead, restrict law-abiding citizens who use these magazines for various purposes, such as self-defense and competition.

Again, please contact your lawmakers and ask them to OPPOSE these bills.


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Montana454Casull

FJB and Delaware .

Boz

Form up, Patriots! Index.

Vince

WE (DELAWARE) need pro gun lawyers now!

CourageousLion

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Bob

What else can anyone say about the people’s republic of delaware, the home of the infamous o’biden. Damned communists…. That’s been another state that will never see my face in the public arena. Makes me happy I’m retired and can go where I like, or at least I could before o’biden raised the price of gas and diesel so high that I can no longer afford to leave the great state of Florida.

john

Just facts awaiting approval

john

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john

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swmft

a state with government stupider than rhode island

Darkman

Keeping in mind Delaware is the home state of Dementia Joe Robinette Biden.. He represented Delaware in the Senate from 1972 until he became Obama’s VP. So stupid comes natural for Delaware.

Monkey Mouse

Not as dumb as NJ, NY, CA, MA, or CT…

Bob

More people’s republics into which I shall NEVER travel!!!!

Bubba

Disagree!!!