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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 pending in the Senate

This Bill has NOT been heard yet so waiting for Bill to be scheduled for Hearing

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

Senate Judicary Committee

The current task to keep Senate Judiciary Committee of voting SB 3 & SB 6 out of committee to be voted by the full Senate. Please contact the below Senate members to oppose these Bills. Note: The trio of anti gun bills 2 years ago were not voted on by committee and died in committee so have to achieve the same result this year.

Senate Judiciary Committee:

Committee Chair - Senator Darius J. Brown  (D) Legislative Hall phone number 302-744.4286 E-mail  Darius.Brown@Delaware.Gov

Committee Vice - Chair Senator Kyle Evans Gay (D) Legislative Hall phone number 302-744-4137 E-mail  Kyle.Gay@Delaware.Gov

Committee Members:

Senator Sarah McBride (D) Legislative Hall phone number 302-744-4147 E-mail  Sarah.McBride@Delaware.Gov

Senator Brian Townsend (D) Legislative Hall phone number 302-744-4165 E-mail  Brywn.Townsend@Delaware.Gov

Senator Dave.Lawson (R) Legislative Hall phone number 302-744-4237  Dave.Lawson@Delaware.Gov

Senator Brian Pettyjohn (R) legislative Hall phone number 302-744-4117 Brian.Pettyjohn@Delaware.Gov

Local Senators and Sponsors of SB 3 & SB 6

Action is needed by all NSC members to oppose current Delaware Anti 2A Bills in Legislative Hall. Please call, write and E-mail your District Senators to oppose these Bills.
Two controversial gun-control measures were filed yesterday (3/25) in the State Senate.
The below link are Senate Districts of members of NSC, if you don't know your State Senator just copy link below and click to map to identify your Senatorr.
Senator Ernie Lopez - District 6 Legislative Hall
Address411 Legislative Ave.
Dover, DE 19901
Leghall Phone: (302) 744-4136
Senator Brian Pettyjohn - District 19 - -Legislative Hall
Address411 Legislative Ave.
Dover, DE 19901
Leghall Phone: (302) 744-4117
Senator Gerald Hocker - District 20 - Legislative Hall
Address411 Legislative Ave.
Dover, DE 19901
Leghall Phone: (302) 744-4144
Senator Bryant Richardson - District 21 - Legislative Hall
Address411 Legislative Ave.
Dover, DE 19901
Leghall Phone: (302) 744-4298
We also have to communicate to the Bills Sponsors you are opposed to these Bills so Please express your dissatisfaction restricting your 2A rights under Federal 2A and Delaware Constitution. They need to feel the pressure again after fighting these Bills 2 years ago.
Senate Bill 3 Sponsor
Senator Elizabeth Lockman - Legislative Hall
411 Legislative Ave.
Dover, DE 19901
Leghall Phone: (302) 744-4168
Senate Bill 6 Sponsor
Senator David Sokola - Legislative Hall Address411 Legislative Ave.
Dover, DE 19901
Leghall Phone: (302) 744-4139

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.