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Delaware: Magazine Ban & Handgun Licensing Bills Being Filed

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Delaware: Magazine Ban & Handgun Licensing Bills Being Filed

Draft bills are currently being circulated to restrict magazine capacities and require a license to obtain handguns. In addition, last week, House Bill 124 was introduced, to strip Second Amendment rights without due process.

House Bill 124 goes beyond federal law to strip individuals of their Second Amendment rights without due process. Among other things, it prohibits subjects of an outstanding arrest warrant, active indictment, or information for felonies or misdemeanor domestic violence, even for nonviolent offenses, from purchasing firearms. There is no process to notify someone that they have an arrest warrant against them until police act on the warrant. Individuals who had warrants that were improperly issued, charges that were dropped before proceeding further, or felony charges pled down to misdemeanors, will still face prosecution if they attempted to buy a firearm, even if they were unaware of these proceedings against them. Federal law already makes it a felony for individuals under indictment for serious crimes to receive firearms, and for persons to give firearms to persons who are under indictment for those serious crimes.

The two bills below do not yet have numbers. They are currently being circulated in the General Assembly collecting sponsors.

The “Delaware Large Capacity Magazine Prohibition Act” bans possessing magazines with a capacity greater than seventeen rounds of ammunition. Such arbitrary limits are not grounded in public safety and instead restrict law-abiding citizens who use them for various purposes, such as self-defense and competition.

Another draft bill requires prospective purchasers or recipients of a handgun to first have a “handgun qualified purchaser card” that requires a training course. While those with a carry permit will be exempt from the training requirement, they will not be exempt from the license. In addition, it requires information regarding prospective handgun purchasers be made available to state law-enforcement, and does not prohibit law-enforcement from retaining records of purchasers and of the firearms purchased. This provision essentially creates a state registry of handguns.

As the nation’s leading provider of firearms training, NRA knows the important role that high-quality firearms education plays in the safe and responsible use of firearms. At the same time, NRA understands that gun owners are a diverse community with a variety of educational needs. That is why NRA opposes mandatory and one-size-fits-all firearms training policies that can act as a barrier to the competent exercise of Second Amendment rights.

NRA will keep you updated as these bills move through the legislative process. Please stay tuned to www.nraila.org and your email inbox.

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Washington: Second Amendment Banned in First Amendment Spaces After the Signing of Anti-Gun Measure

Friday, May 14, 2021

Washington: Second Amendment Banned in First Amendment Spaces After the Signing of Anti-Gun Measure

On Wednesday, despite the thousands of calls, emails, and other communication from NRA Members and Second Amendment supporters, Senate Bill 5038 advanced out of the legislature and was signed into law

ATF Proposed Rule a Blatant Attack on American Gun Industry

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Saturday, May 8, 2021

ATF Proposed Rule a Blatant Attack on American Gun Industry

Two weeks ago we reported on a leaked document that appeared to be a new ATF proposed rule to amend several key definitions in federal firearm regulations

Guide To The Interstate Transportation Of Firearms

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Thursday, January 1, 2015

Guide To The Interstate Transportation Of Firearms

CAUTION: Federal and state firearms laws are subject to frequent change. This summary is not to be considered as legal advice or a restatement of law.

Illinois: Gun Seizure Bill Resurrected, Passes House

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Illinois: Gun Seizure Bill Resurrected, Passes House

Yesterday, House Bill 1092, to expand Illinois’ program of suspending Second Amendment rights without due process, was resurrected after it previously had been re-referred to the House Rules Committee.

Texas: Constitutional Carry Bill Heading to Conference Committee

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Texas: Constitutional Carry Bill Heading to Conference Committee

The Texas House has sent House Bill 1927, constitutional carry legislation sponsored by Rep. Matt Schaefer (R-Tyler), to a conference committee to work out the differences between the House- and Senate-passed versions of the bill.

Guide To The Interstate Transportation Of Firearms

Gun Laws  

Monday, June 30, 2014

Guide To The Interstate Transportation Of Firearms

CAUTION: Federal and state firearms laws are subject to frequent change. This summary is not to be considered as legal advice or a restatement of law.

Oklahoma: Multiple Pro-Gun Bills Signed or a Step Away from Potential Signature

Friday, May 14, 2021

Oklahoma: Multiple Pro-Gun Bills Signed or a Step Away from Potential Signature

Numerous pro-gun measures have advanced through the Oklahoma Legislature and been signed into law. 

South Carolina: General Assembly Adjourns Sine Die

Friday, May 14, 2021

South Carolina: General Assembly Adjourns Sine Die

Yesterday, the South Carolina General Assembly adjourned sine die from its 2021 legislative session.

NRA Members Show Up In Droves to Oppose Federal Gun Control

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Monday, May 17, 2021

NRA Members Show Up In Droves to Oppose Federal Gun Control

On April 21st, your NRA-ILA announced that we will be spending at least $2 Million in the fight against Federal Gun Control.

Biden Goes All in On Calls for Extreme Gun Control

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Monday, May 3, 2021

Biden Goes All in On Calls for Extreme Gun Control

President Biden dropped any pretense at “moderation” in his first address to a joint session of Congress since assuming the presidency.

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Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.