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With Women in Mind: Safety and Self Defense Expo

Hone your defensive skills with top-notch instructors at our first-ever Safety & Self-Defense Expo... WITH WOMEN IN MIND!

 

Take your self-defense skills to the next level!

We have put together an ENTIRE day of training, hosting a wide range of skilled instructors, as a means of helping YOU to prepare for the unexpected. Develop a better understanding of essential self-defense topics such as situational awareness, parking lot encounters, combatives, building your safe room, and even how to get your kids to safety in the event you are attacked at home.

While this event is developed around specific aspects of self-defense with which many women can relate, the training is open to all individuals.

Vendors representing a variety of self-defense products will be on site and food will be available for purchase as well. This is one training event you WON'T want to miss!

Instruction provided by Delaware Tactical, It's All About Protection, Delaware Defensive Tactics, and Seaside Dojo.

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HA 450 Assault Ban passed see alert from DSSA

DELAWARE STATE SPORTSMEN'S ASSOCIATION
 
 
 
 
ACTION
ALERT
 
HB 450 IS ABOUT TO BECOME LAW
 
 
 
 
The following is being provided as a service to our members. The following is our opinion and is being provided for your information, only. It MAY NOT BE RELIED UPON AS LEGAL ADVICE. You are strongly advised to seek independent legal counsel BEFORE taking any action concerning the contents of HB 450 or this Alert.
 
 
Late on the evening of Jun 16, 2022, the Delaware Senate voted to approve HB 450 with House Amendment #1 and sent it to Governor Carney’s desk for signature. As of this Alert, HB 450 has not yet become the law of the land – but it will – probably very soon. Governor Carney, like his fellow Democrats who voted for this bill in both the House and Senate, has nothing but contempt for you, your rights and your guns. Expect him to sign it.
Based upon our reading of HB 450 as amended by HA 1 we believe the following to be true:
1. HB 450 will become law and become effective the moment the Governor signs it.
2. In addition to the 63 firearms specifically listed in the bill, HB 450 also bans
a. All Semi-auto rifles with a detachable magazine – ALL
b. All semi-auto shotguns with a folding or telescoping stock – ALL
c. All pistols with any one (1) of the following – detachable magazine
outside the grip, threaded barrel, barrel shroud.
d. All shotguns with a revolving cylinder
e. All pistols and centerfire rifles with a fixed magazine that can hold more than 17 rounds.
3. You can keep what you currently own at the effective date, but they become worthless – you cannot sell them.
4. You may not transport one of the banned firearms into the State – once it’s out you can never bring it back. No one from outside the State can bring one into the State.
5. You cannot buy one of those firearms in another state and bring it into the State.
6. If you owned one of the firearms but kept it out of state, you may not bring it into Delaware after the effective date.
7. You may not sell, offer for sale, transfer, purchase, receive or possess one of the banned firearms after the effective date – except you can keep what you had on or before the effective date.
8. An FFL can sell or service those firearms to or for a law enforcement agency
9. An FFL can sell out of State – but not in-state – pursuant to federal law
10. An FFL can return a firearm to its lawful owner (meaning (s)he owned it before the effective date) if the FFL had it for repairs.
11. An FFL can keep what (s)he had before the effective date.
12.The burden is on you to prove that you owned the firearm on or before the effective date.
13. If you owned/possessed on or before the effective date you may possess it at home, your place of business, on other property you own or on property where the owner gives you express permission, at a shooting range, other specifically specified events – see the bill.
14.   You may transport the firearm between any of the legally permissible places but you may only do so if the firearm is cased and locked.
15. You may not carry, either openly or concealed, one of the banned firearms for self-protection or for protection of your family.
 
The list above is just a brief overview of HB 450. There is more to this bill. Again, you MAY NOT rely on this synopsis of HB 450 for legal purposes. You SHOULD seek legal counsel before taking any action with regard to HB 450. Read The bill for yourself.
 
  We sincerely hope that you will find the information which we have provided as a service to our members to be helpful.
 
CALL TO ACTION
 
1.     Call or contact Governor Carney and ask him to veto HB 450 – he won’t do it, but ask him anyway. He knows this bill is unconstitutional on a number of issues so he should veto this bill. 302-744-4101 or 302-577-3210; or facebook.com/JohnCarneyDe/ ;or Twitter.com/johncarneyde/; or Instagram.com/johncarneyde/
 
2.     DSSA has retained legal counsel and is preparing to challenge HB 450 in court – WE NEED YOUR HELP! Please donate and help us fight for your rights.
 
 
Lawsuits are expensive – and HB 450 isn’t the only unconstitutional bill the Democrats have rammed through the General Assembly this year that must be fought in the Courts.
 
You must never let tyranny prevail.
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YOUR HELP IS NEEDED – NOW!
  
Never in the past have we used a legislative Action Alert to raise funds – but this time is different. The threat is real. This bill could pass. And if it does pass, DSSA must go to court to stop this bill if it passes. WE NEED YOUR HELP.
      We have already retained legal counsel. We are preparing – we will defend your rights. But you need to help too.
     Please contribute to DSSA’s Civil Rights Defense Fund. Every cent you contribute will go to pay legal fees, in either this suit, or in the next – and we all know there will be more.
       Freedom is not free – do your part.
 
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DSSA is funded through memberships and donations. Lawsuits are expensive. The only way DSSA can continue to protect your constitutional rights is with your help. Join or donate today.
 
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Thank you for supporting DSSA and thank you for supporting Firearm Freedom here in the First State.
YOUR VOICE IS IMPORTANT - LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD

Legislative update June 12, 2022

 
ACTION
ALERT from D.S.S.A.
 
“BAN THEM ALL!”
HB 450
 
 
In one of the most underhanded moves ever seen in a House known for its double-dealing, House Majority Leader Valerie Longhurst pulled a fast one that rivals any in the history of Delaware Legislative politics.
 
Longhurst is the Prime Sponsor of HB 450, the Semi-Auto Ban.
She also chaired Wednesday’s “hearing” of the House Administration Committee that made a mockery of the legislative, free speech process when she limited witnesses wanting to testify against the Ban to one minute and the entire hearing to 90 minutes. Even with public comment 5 to 1 against the bill, the Democratic members, following her iron-fisted command, voted to send HB 450 to the floor of House where the skids had been greased for it to be heard on an expedited basis the very next day.
 
Speaker Pete Schwarzkopf and Majority Whip Larry Mitchell, two retired cops, aided and abetted Longhurst’s sordid plan.
 
Now for the slight of hand political shenanigans. At 11:28 am on the same day the Bill was to be heard at 2:00 pm, Majority Leader Longhurst released House Amendment 1 to HB 450 for the public to see for the very first time, surprising even her own far-left allies.
House Bill 450 can be read here. Please read text of HB 450 and HR 1 Amendment
 
House Amendment 1 to House Bill 450 can be read below link.
 
 
House Amendment 1 to House Bill 450 dramatically changed the definitions pertaining to rifles and shotguns and pistols that she would see banned in Delaware.
 
Longhurst’s last-minute, secret amendment effectively bans all semi-automatic rifles with detachable magazines - all of them – all of them!
Don’t believe it? Read Lines 2-6 of the Amendment.
 
It also bans a whole new group of shotguns and a whole new group of pistols, and will effectively put many, if not all, Delaware Firearms Dealers out of business.
 
HOUSE BILL 450, WITH HOUSE AMENDMENT 1 ATTACHED, PASSED THE HOUSE ON A VOTE OF 22-19, AND IS NOW ON ITS WAY TO THE SENATE.
 
CALL TO ACTION
 
With the Amendment attached, House Bill 450 is now the most far-reaching gun ban bill anywhere in the country, and it is now in the Delaware Senate ready for action as early as Tuesday, June 14, 2022 – ironically Flag Day.
 
MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD
 
Call your State Senator and tell him or her to vote “NO” on House Bill 450.
 
Write, text, email, facebook, tweet, talk to them in person and tell them that you know what Majority Leader Longhurst did and tell them to punish Longhurst for her evil acts by voting “NO” on House Bill 450.
 
NOW IS THE TIME TO ACT – NOW IS THE TIME TO MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD IN THE DELAWARE SENATE.
 
Remind your Senators of the oaths they took and the Constitution that protects your right to keep and bear arms for lawful purposes.
Tell them that you can forgive many things in a politician, but you can never forgive – or forget – a politician who ignores their oath of office and disrespects the rights of law-abiding citizens like you.
Remind them that they don’t work for Joe Biden, or John Carney, or Majority Leader Longhurst, or President Pro Tempore Dave Sokola, or the DNC – remind them they work for you and the other law-abiding citizens of the State of Delaware.
 
Tell them to do their job and VOTE “NO” on HB 450.
 
And tell them that you will support DSSA when it goes to court to challenge this blatantly unconstitutional and tyrannical attempt to disarm law-abiding Delawareans.
 
CONTACT INFORMATION FOR Democratic STATE SENATORS to oppose HB 450 and HR 1 Amendment MAY BE FOUND HERE
 
Contact Information for State Senate Repubican Senators to oppose HB 450and HR 1 Amendment link below
 
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YOUR HELP IS NEEDED – NOW!
  
Never in the past have we used a legislative Action Alert to raise funds – but this time is different. The threat is real. This bill could pass. And if it does pass, DSSA must go to court to stop this bill if it passes. WE NEED YOUR HELP.
      We have already retained legal counsel. We are preparing – we will defend your rights. But you need to help too.
     Please contribute to DSSA’s Civil Rights Defense Fund. Every cent you contribute will go to pay legal fees, in either this suit, or in the next – and we all know there will be more.
       Freedom is not free – do your part.
 
 _________________________________________________________________________________
DSSA is funded through memberships and donations. Lawsuits are expensive. The only way DSSA can continue to protect your constitutional rights is with your help. Join or donate today.
 
______________________________________________________________________________ 
Thank you for supporting DSSA and thank you for supporting Firearm Freedom here in the First State.
YOUR VOICE IS IMPORTANT - LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD
 
 
DELAWARE STATE SPORTSMEN'S ASSOCIATION
P.O. BOX 94, LINCOLN, DE 19960 - http://dssa.us

Legislative Alert June 5th 2022

From: WOMEN’S DEFENSE COALITION OF DELAWARE
 
 
 
YOUR SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS IN DELAWARE ARE IN DANGER!!
Delaware is bringing forth several pieces of legislation when it comes to firearms. We are actively working to counter the progressive's knee-jerk reaction to the most recent school massacre.
We do not support any bill listed here except for HB 423, which would make the State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) the point of contact for all background checks, ensuring local and federal background checks are run simultaneously. We feel this is key to closing a gaping hole in our background check system in which, for the entire time she has been in office, our Attorney General has failed to report any persons prohibited to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). [NOTE: NICS is the FBI background check system used across the country for gun purchases.]
Read on for a breakdown of the pending legislation. At the bottom of the email you will find links to help you identify your legislator and access tips for contacting legislators as well.
 
 
RALLY AT LEGISLATIVE HALL
We are RALLYING at Legislative Hall on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. We will meet on the large grassy area at 9:00 am. The Committee hearing for HB 450/451 begins at 11:00 am. We will go inside Legislative Hall as soon as the doors open.
Check out our Facebook event with all the details: https://fb.me/e/1XnAmH68T
 
A BREAKDOWN OF THE BILLS…
 
Vote YES to HB 423
Assigned to House Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee | Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at 12:00 NOON
This Act creates the Firearm Transaction Approval Program (FTAP) within the State Bureau of Identification (SBI) of the Delaware State Police and designates the SBI's FTAP as the point of contact between an FFL and the federal databases checked by the Federal Bureau of Investigation for purposes of conducting background checks for firearm purchases or transfers.
Watch live or sign up to give public comment here when they provide a virtual link to the meeting. The links will most likely not be added until Monday, June 6.
Read all of the bill details and access the full text of the proposed legislation herehttps://legis.delaware.gov/BillDetail?LegislationId=109516
 
We SUPPORT this legislation.
Committee Chair: Franklin D. Cooke | Vice-Chair: Edward S. Osienski | Members: Nnamdi O. Chukwuocha, William Bush, Sean M. Lynn, Shannon Morris, Stephen Smyk, Jesse R. Vanderwende, Ruth Briggs King, Charles "Bud" M. Freel
 
 
Sponsor: Mitchell
 
Additional Sponsor(s):Sen. SokolaEnnisLockmanHockerHansen
 
Co-Sponsor(s):Sen. LawsonMantzavinosPettyjohnPooreWalshWilson
 
Vote NO to SB 6
Assigned to FULL Senate for consideration | Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at 2:00 pm
SB 6 MAGAZINE CAPACITY IS BACK! We last saw this last year and it was already voted out of committee; it just never went to the Senate floor for a vote. It is now going to the full Senate for consideration.
As defined by House Amendment 2 to SB 6: A large capacity magazine is any magazine that exceeds 20 rounds of ammunition for a handgun and 30 rounds for a long gun.
Rumor has it that legislators intend to do away with the amendments and bring this bill back to its full glory.
Read all of the bill details and access the full text of the proposed legislation 
 
 
We are absolutely OPPOSED to this legislation.
 
Here is a full list of Senate members.
 
 
You can click on each name and send each legislator an email.
 
** SB 6 has been gutted with three amendments, one of which is mentioned above. During a virtual meeting the evening on June 2, 2022 between the Attorney General, US Senator Chris Coons, and Representatives and Senators from the Democratic caucus, they spoke about removing the amendments. We are opposed to this legislation, and OPPOSED to removing the amendments.
 
Vote NO to HB 450
Assigned to House Administration Committee | Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at 11:00 am
The Delaware Lethal Firearms Safety Act of 2022 prohibits the manufacture, sale, offer to sell, transfer, purchase, receipt, possession, or transport of assault weapons in Delaware, subject to certain exceptions.
Read all of the bill details and access the full text of the proposed legislation below.
 
 
We are absolutely OPPOSED to this legislation.
Committee Chair: Valerie Longhurst | Members: Peter C. Schwartzkopf, John L. Mitchell, Daniel B. Short, Timothy D. Dukes
 
E-mail links: House Committee Chair: Valerie Longhurst
Members:
 
CO-Sponsors: (E-mail voice opposition to Co-Sponsors, click on member names)
 
 
Vote NO to HB 451 (25 Sponsors)
Assigned to House Administration Committee | Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at 11:00 am
This bill prohibits a person under the age of 21 from purchasing, owning, possessing, or controlling a firearm or ammunition of a firearm except under limited circumstances.
Click here to sign up for virtual, to give public comment, or to view the livestream. The links will most likely not be added until Monday, June 6.
Read all of the bill details and access the full text of the proposed legislation herehttps://legis.delaware.gov/BillDetail?LegislationId=109608
 
We are absolutely OPPOSED to this legislation.
Committee Chair: Valerie Longhurst | Members: Peter C. Schwartzkopf, John L. Mitchell, Daniel B. Short, Timothy D. Dukes
 
Members:
 
Primary Sponsor: Schwartzkopf
 
Additional Sponsor(s):Sen. SokolaTownsendLockman
 
Co-Sponsor(s):Sen. GayS. McBrideParadeeSturgeon
 
 
Two Bills Still to Be Named
There are two more bills in the package that have not been assigned bill numbers yet. They deal with the following issues:
Holding gun manufacturers and dealers liable for reckless or negligent actions that lead to gun violence (not yet introduced)
 
Since the AG failed to report ANY person's prohibited to the NICS system perhaps she could be held liable for that negligence which has led to mass amounts of shootings throughout Delaware.
 
Banning the uses of devices that convert handguns into fully automatic weapons (not yet introduced)
 
Fully automatic handguns are already illegal so this is useless.
 
You can keep an eye on legislation here: https://legis.delaware.gov/
 
 
 
Lastly, would like to thank the Women's Defense Coalition of Delaware for their contribution to inform NSC members.
 
NSC Legislative Committee
 
 
 

Senate Bill # 3 and # 6 didn't pass 2021 Legislative session May 30th returns 2022 Legislative Session

Both Bills will be back on the agenda January 2022, while this is a short victory, we will have to continue our successful efforts next session with legislative Hall will be open to in house public debate that did not benefit our ranks this past session. 

Bills are stuck in Committee so far has not been released for House vote, if not then Bills die June 2022. 

New update on SB # 6 magazine ban Bill admended 6/23/21

This amendment seeks to simplify Senate Bill 6 by making changes to the definition of “large-capacity magazine” and criminalizing more harshly those persons who use a large-capacity magazine during the commission of a crime. This amendment creates the crime of possession of a large-capacity magazine during the commission of a felony which is class B felony with a penalty from 2-25 years in jail. For purposes of possession of a large-capacity magazine during the commission of a felony, “large-capacity magazine” is defined as an after-market magazine which increases the designed capacity of the standard magazine manufactured and sold by the manufacturer of the firearm in which it is used. This amendment also adds the crime of selling, purchasing, receiving, or transferring a large-capacity magazine, and makes the offense a class E felony. The definition of large-capacity magazine for selling, purchasing, receiving, or transferring a large capacity magazine is any magazine that exceeds 20 rounds of ammunition for a handgun and 30 rounds for a long gun.

DSSA You Tube on pending DE Gun Bills - click on link

Delaware 2A - 2021 Legislative News - March 28, 2021 - Action Needed

Two controversial gun-control measures were filed yesterday (3/25) in the State Senate.
 
Senate Bill 3, sponsored by Senate Majority Whip Elizabeth Lockman (D-Wilmington West), would require that Delawareans wishing to buy a handgun first obtain a “handgun qualified purchaser card.”
 
To get the card an individual would need to be finger-printed, undergo a criminal background check, and successfully complete a firearms training course.
 
The legislation mandates that the course contain 11 specific components, including firearms handling, live shooting exercises, suicide prevention, and methods for avoiding a criminal attack and managing violent confrontation.
 
The bill also calls for the state to maintain a searchable database of all handgun transactions that could be inspected "by any judge, justice of the peace, police officer, constable, or other peace officer … in furtherance of an open criminal investigation or during the course of a criminal prosecution.”
 
The state would not charge a fee for the card, but the applicant would be responsible for any costs associated with meeting the requirements to obtain one.
 
Individuals licensed to carry a concealed deadly weapon would be exempt from the bill’s requirements.
 
Similar legislation was introduced in 2019, but died in the Senate Executive Committee.
 
Seven of the chamber's 21 members, including Senate President Pro Tem Dave Sokola (D-Newark), are sponsors or co-sponsors of the proposal, which is pending consideration in the Senate Judiciary Committee.
 
Sen. Sokola is the prime sponsor of the second measure, Senate Bill 6. Called the Delaware Large Capacity Magazine Prohibition Act of 2021, the measure would bar any firearm magazine with a capacity exceeding 17 rounds of ammunition.
 
If enacted, Delawareans possessing any magazines with capacities over the imposed cap would be required to turn them over to police in exchange for unspecified compensation through a program to be established and administered by the Department of Safety and Homeland Security.
 
Citizens found in possession of barred magazines would face a class B misdemeanor for a first offense and a class E felony for a subsequent offense.
 
The law would take effect 60-days following its enactment. It is currently pending action in the Senate Judiciary Committee.
 
Sen. Sokola sponsored a similar measure two years ago, which died without being considered by the Senate.  Eight senators are sponsors or co-sponsors of the latest incarnation of the proposal.

Talking Points on Senate Bill 3 and Senate Bill 6

Senate Bill 3 (Handgun Permit)

Handgun permit is free while finger printing and training class expenses will fall on the applicant, impacts economically disadvantaged. The process will be time consuming not allowing you to exercise your 2A rights under Delaware 2A clause of Constitution.

Your firearm will be entered into searchable data base with your identifying information, the Bill is written as a "Registration" scheme.

The permit will be required for each handgun purchase subject to over sight by Secretary of Safety and Homeland Security.

The State of Maryland has a similar HQL (Handgun Qualification License) since 2013 while law a biding citizens were forced to obtain the license the program has not succeeded to reduce crime. The program is a administrative road block for law abiding citizens to purchase handguns. Those States that required this form of permit/licensing scheme citizens were not able to purchase a handgun to protect themselves and family during the unrest that alarmed many Americans last year. Those that have applied for concealed carry permits know very well the process does take months for first time permit holders so how would this be any different. It should be noted those State's that use this type of system suspended the process during the pandemic so those seeking permits were unable to purchase handguns while the FBI instant check system remained operating.  

Another concern is when this permit scheme surfaced 2 years ago in Legislative Hall it including rifles and shotguns so beware those could be added to the permit system in the future.

Senate Bill 6 (Magazine restricted to 17 rounds)

While Delaware valid concealed carry permit holders are exempt, those that are not will have to turn in all their high cap magazines by June 30th, 2022. The Bill allocates $10.00 per magazine for compensation of the $15,000 funded program, subject to availability. Delaware citizens will be NOT be adequately compensation and then must purchase new lower capacity magazines to be lawful adding further burden to comply with the law.

The Bill stipulates magazines with a removable "bottom plate" apply to the law so removing the bottom plate and inserting a capacity block won't be allowed. So those that purchased "legal" magazines will NOT be able to salvage those devises.

In California, Duncan v. Becerra Federal Court found magazine ban unconstitutional, deprived citizens the right to defend themselves, their families and their homes.

 

 

 

Senate Bill 125 Ghost Gun BIll Passed

SB 3 & SB 6 passed the Senate 13 to 8

The next battle is in the House when Senate Bill 3 and Senate Bill 6 cross over  so the fight is not over.

 

House Committee passed SB 6 - (magazine cap ban)  pending House vote - contact your Representatives to oppose
 

D.S.S.A. and Delaware Gun Rights

Special Thanks to Delaware State Sportsmen's Association (D.S.S.A) and Delaware Gun Rights (D.G.R.) for their staunch support of our 2A Gun Rights. Please support these organizations by becoming a member or donating to those who support us.