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Nanticoke Sportsmen's Club

26086 Bethel-Concord Rd. Seaford, DE 19973


Spread over 20+ acres we are hidden between Concord and Bethel just east of Seaford with over 15 different ranges for Pistols, RIfles, Shotguns, Trap, Steel and a full Archery practice range and maintained 3D course. We host many different public activities monthly ranging from Archery to Blackpowder to Trap shooting.

Public Events

Action Pistol/Steel Challenge - $5 - 3rd Sunday @ 8:30 AM - Action Pistol/Steel Range

Archery - $14 - 4th Sunday @ 8:30 AM - Clubhouse

Blackpowder - $5 - 1st and 3rd Saturday @ 10:00 AM - Police Range

D.L.E.M.A. - 2nd Saturday @ 9:00 AM - Police Range - $12.00 membership/$8.00 range fee

Indoor Range - $5 - Mondays @ 6:00 PM - In-Door Range (Winter Months Only)

Trap - $4/round - Wednesdays @ Dusk (Shoot under the Lights) and 2nd Sunday's @ 9:00 AM

**** Please View NSC Calendar for Scheduled Events or Any Cancellations 


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HB 302 Gun Access Bill Passes

Bill to Prevent Dangerous Individuals from Easy Access to Guns to be Signed Into Law
The General Assembly this week sent to Gov. John Carney a bill aimed at keeping guns and ammunition out of the hands of the mentally ill.
House Substitute 1 for House Bill 302 (as amended) cleared the House and Senate unanimously.
The measure, which will be signed into law next week, will establish protocols for removing easy access to firearms and ammunition for those individuals who have been identified as possibly posing a threat to themselves and others.
Among other things, the bill will do the following:
  • Compel mental health service providers to report to law enforcement officials when they believe a patient is an imminent threat to kill or seriously injure others.
  • Define the terms "dangerous to others" and "dangerous to self."
  • After receiving a report from a mental health provider, law-enforcement officers could investigate and seek from the Justice of the Peace Court an interim order for the subject to relinquish his or her firearms.
  • Require the Department of Justice to follow-up by filing a petition for continued relinquishment in Superior Court, and establishes deadlines.
  • Provide that individuals have the right to a hearing before Superior Court issues a relinquishment order.
  • As part of a relinquishment order, the courts could also require that an individual not reside in a home where firearms were kept.
  • Allow individuals subject to a relinquishment order to challenge it.
  • Provide a path for individuals previously required to relinquish their firearms to recover them if they can prove they no longer pose a danger to themselves and others.
  • Individuals who have a relinquishment order issued against them would have their names added to the list of those unable to legally purchase firearms.
The National Rifle Association and the Delaware State Sportsmen's Association support the bill's enactment.

D.S.S.A. and Bridgeville Rifle & Pistol Club file second law suit against DNREC

New Guns Bills announced in DE General Assembly

New Bills Add to Growing List of Firearms Legislation
Add two more bills to the growing list of firearms-related legislation that is increasingly dominating the 149th Delaware General Assembly's 2018 legislative session.
Filed yesterday, House Bill 375 seeks to prohibit "the manufacture, sale, purchase, transfer, or delivery of large-capacity magazines." The legislation defines "high-capacity" as any magazine with a capacity exceeding 10 rounds of ammunition.
The proposed law would make possession of such magazines illegal "only if it occurs in a public place while in possession of a firearm capable of accepting it."
Sponsored by State Rep. John "Larry" Mitchell Jr., D-Elsmere, the bill would continue to allow possession of large-capacity magazines in non-public venues and shooting ranges.
Should the bill become law, first-time violators would be guilty of a class A misdemeanor with subsequent offenses designated as a class G felony.
Rep. Mitchell sponsored a nearly identical bill in March 2013, following the murders at Sandy Hook Elementary School that took place the previous December.  That bill was not brought up for a vote, even though the House of Representatives' two highest-ranking leaders were co-sponsors of the legislation.  Speaker of the House Pete Schwartzkopf, D-Rehoboth, and House Majority Leader Valerie Longhurst, D-Bear are also co-prime sponsors of the latest incarnation of the bill.
During previous public debate of the legislation, many gun owners objected to the arbitrary nature of the 10-round limit.  Among other things, they noted that many conventional handguns and rifles are manufactured with standard magazines already exceeding the "high capacity" threshold.
The second measure introduced Thursday would amend existing law, creating the new crime of "unsafe storage of a firearm."
Under House Bill 366 sponsored by Rep. Sean Lynn, D-West Dover, a person could be charged if he or she intentionally or recklessly stored or left a loaded firearm within easy access of a minor or someone barred by state or federal law from owning or possessing a firearm.
Offenders would face a class B misdemeanor.  The crime would rise to a class A misdemeanor if the acquired weapon was used to commit a crime, perpetrate violence, or was transferred to another unauthorized person.
The proposed statute includes exemptions for antique weapons (manufactured before 1900) and authentic reproductions of such firearms.
Both bills are pending action in the House Judiciary Committee.
Multiple firearms-related bills were already in the legislative pipeline prior to Thursday's filings. Those measures include proposals to increase the minimum age for purchasing certain firearms and ammunition; ban specific semi-automatic rifles, shotguns, and handguns; and confiscate bump-stock and trigger crank devices without compensation to the owners.
The General Assembly returns from their Easter break next week and resumes

Pro Gun Rally's in Dover

Pro Gun Rally opposing Anti-Gun Legislation on the green in Dover on Saturday April 14th from 2-5 with nationally known speakers including Dick Heller. This is part of a nationwide rally taking place at each state capitol.  Women and young people are greatly encouraged to attend. 

There is also a desire to have as large a presence as possible at Legislative Hall on the 18th starting at 10 A.M. and some groups are also planning to be there on the 19th. 
More info on Saturday’s Rally:
Delaware Second Amendment Rally! 

This will be a peaceful protest of proposed unconstitutional Delaware legislation. Bring signs and Patriot flags! 

Guest speakers include: 

Kaya Jones - President Donald J. Trump Adviser, National Diversity Coalition. Former Pussycat Doll artist. 

Dick Heller, DC v. Heller (2008) - Second Amendment US Supreme Court Decision. 

Tyler Yzaguirre - President and Founder of the Second Amendment Institute, Washington Examiner 

Diante Johnson -President and Founder of the Black Conservative Foundation 

Donyale Hall -Candidate for Delaware State Senate 17th District 

Mack Marker - YouTube Channel host


Champion Sponsorship 
Second Amendment Institute 
9-12 Delaware Patriots

Patriot Sponsorship:
Gene Truono for US Senate
David Anderson

Table Sponsorship:
Conservative Caucus of Delaware 
X-Ring Supply LLC 
Delaware State Sportsmen's Association 
Delaware Institute on the Constitution

NRA and D.S.S.A. host Town Hall Meeting of pending Gun Bills

NRA and Delaware State Sportsmen Association (D.S.S.A.) are hosting Town Hall Meetings in all Delaware's 3 counties to defeat current Anti-Gun Bills in Dover Legislature.

Sussex County Town Hall is Friday April 13, 2018 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM 14 Manor House Route 9 Lewes, DE 19958

Please see link below from D.S.S.A. web site, participation of pro-gunners is needed to defeat these Bills.

New Delaware Bill to raise age to 21 to buy firearms & ammunition

New Bill Seeks to Raise Minimum Age for 
Purchasing Firearms, Ammunition
A new bill introduced in the State House of Representatives yesterday (3/1) seeks to raise the minimum age for purchasing or receiving a firearm or ammunition in Delaware to 21-years-old.

Currently, 18-year-olds can purchase long guns (rifles and shotguns) as well their ammunition. Individuals wishing to buy a handgun are already required to be at least 21-years-old.

House Bill 330 is sponsored by Speaker of the House Pete Schwartzkopf, D-Rehoboth Beach. It is sponsored or co-sponsored by 23 additional Democratic lawmakers in the House and Senate.

Co-chair of the General Assembly's Sportsmen's Caucus, State Rep. Jeff Spiegelman, R-Clayton, took issue with the bill soon after its filing.
State Rep. Jeff Spiegelman

"This could have a profoundly detrimental effect on Delaware's hunting heritage," he said.  "By including shotguns, which are the primary method-of-take for deer in this state -- and the only method-of-take for game birds -- this bill would mean that many hunters who are 18, 19, and 20-years-old would be unable to hunt anymore."

Rep. Spiegelman added that the bill has a significant flaw in that it allows a third party to sell or transfer a firearm or ammo to a person under the age of 21, providing that person's parent or guardian gives their consent. Rep. Spiegelman noted state law recognizes 18-year-olds as emancipated adults, so their parents/guardians would have no legal authority to grant such permission.

Other critics of the bill questioned the arbitrary nature of the proposed change, noting that 18-year-olds are trusted to vote and are eligible to be drafted and use firearms in the defense of their nation.

Others said the measure would just drive people between the ages of 18 and 21 into neighboring states to buy shotgun shells.

The proposed law contains a provision allowing parents or guardians to transfer guns and ammunition to their children under the age of 21.

If enacted, violating the statute would be a class G felony (non-violent), with violators facing up to 12 months in prison.

The bill is pending consideration in the House Administration Committee, from which it will be promptly released. Three of the committee's five members are sponsors or co-sponsors of the bill.


Gov. Carney calls for banning Assault -Style Rifles in Delaware

Governor Calls for Banning the Sale of 
"Assault-style" Rifles in Delaware
 House Republicans Say Initiative is "Misguided" and 
Call for Non-partisan Effort to Curtail Incidents of Mass Violence
Governor John Carney issued the following statement Friday 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 Delaware schools have up-to-date safety plans, and to provide training so students and educators know how to respond in the face of violence. But more needs to be done.

We are already working with Representative David Bentz to pass the Beau Biden Gun Violence Prevention Act, which will keep weapons out of the hands of those who mental health professionals and judges believe present a danger to themselves or others. I have also urged the General Assembly to pass a bill, introduced by Representative Valerie Longhurst, that would ban bump stock devices.

In the coming weeks, my team will work closely with lawmakers to craft legislation that would prohibit the sale of assault-style rifles in Delaware. As we have seen in Las Vegas, Parkland, and in many other horrific incidents across our country, military-style weapons can be used to carry out catastrophic acts of violence. They have no place on the streets of our neighborhoods.

We need a national approach to this mortal threat to our safety. We stand ready to do our part here in Delaware, and I would urge President Trump and members of Congress to do the same at the national level. It's past time to take serious action to confront this threat. I look forward to working with lawmakers in both parties here in Delaware to make our state safer."
In response to Gov. Carney, House Republican Leader Danny Short released the following statement:

Whenever there is a horrendous event involving firearms and a large loss of life, there is a knee-jerk reaction to do something, anything, to fight the horror and pain.  That is an understandable human response, but it is a poor way to make meaningful public policy.
State House Republican Leader Danny Short
We had a federal ban on assault weapons between 1994 and 2004.  It proved ineffective.

One of the problems then, as now, is defining an "assault weapon."  True assault weapons -- rifles capable of fully automatic fire -- are already illegal for most Americans to own and have been for decades.

What the governor apparently means by the provocative term is any semi-automatic rifle resembling a military weapon, like the AR-15 rifle used in the recent Florida tragedy.  According to the National Rifle Association, Americans own about five million AR-15s alone.  Millions more semi-automatic rifles of other types are also owned by Americans -- the vast majority of which will never be employed in any crime.  Such rifles are ubiquitous.

It also needs to be stressed that violent crime in our nation has dropped dramatically.  According to the Pew Research Center (using FBI data) the violent crime rate in the U.S. has fallen by 48% between 1993 and 2016.

Passing laws to restrict the basic firearms ownership rights, guaranteed by both our federal and state constitutions, is not the answer to reducing the anomalous incidents of mass violence perpetrated by a few deranged individuals.

I, and my caucus colleagues, generally support a ban on the sale and use of so-called bump-stocks and trigger-crank devices.

And, in lieu of HB 302 (the Beau Biden Gun Violence Prevention Act), we support enactment of House Bill 285, which will create procedures for making sure firearms do not find their way into the hands of dangerous people, while protecting due process and avoiding the creation of barriers to treat those suffering from mental illnesses.

In contrast to HB 302, HB 285 has bipartisan support and is far more comprehensive in its approach.

The proposed assault weapon sales ban is a misguided effort that will only serve to further politically polarize Delawareans with no hope of making any real impact on the desired goal of reducing isolated incidents of mass violence.  I instead urge the governor to work in a non-partisan fashion with all the members of the 149th General Assembly to create rational laws that will actually make a difference.

HB 300 Delaware Bump Stock Bill passes out of Committee


This bill makes it a crime to sell, transfer, buy, receive or possess a trigger crank or bump-fire device designed to accelerate the rate of fire of a semiautomatic rifle, making such weapon function more like an automatic weapon. A bump stock was used by the gunman in Las Vegas in October 2017. Violation of this provision is a Class E felony.

Delaware Supreme Court rules in favor of 2A Gun Rights in State Parks

Just reported by Delaware Stare Sportsmen Association; Delaware Supreme Court ruled 3 to 2 in favor of 2nd Gun Rights against DREC/Dept. of AG of long standing Regulation prohibiting concealed carry in State Parks/Forests.

Court Decision

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