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Overview for Delaware

Delaware allows residents to purchase and transport a rifle or shot gun from an adjoining state. This is subject to a few local laws. Anyone buying antique or replicas of antique firearms, and law enforcement are exempt from a background check.

Permit to PurchaseDetails
Open CarryDetails
Concealed CarryDetails
State Preemption of Local RestrictionsDetails
Firearm RegistrationDetails
Owner LicenseDetails

Law Long-guns Handguns
Permit to Purchase No No
Open Carry Yes Yes
Concealed Carry Yes Yes
State Preemption of Local Restrictions Yes Yes
Firearm Registration No No
Owner License No No

The Concealed Carry Permit

(often encompasses the open carry permit)

Official Concealed Carry page for Delaware.

Delaware Concealed Carry Reciprocity

Delaware Magazine Capacity

17 rounds
17 rounds

There are some exceptions to people who wants to own a high capacity magazine. One of those exception is that people with a concealed carry permit have no restrictions regarding possession of a high-capacity magazine. Someone who manufactures those Large Capacity Magazines (LCM) are also exempt from the ban if they intend to sell or ship them out of state.

Delaware Ghost Gun law

The Ghost gun law in Delaware states the following:

Delaware Imitation Firearms

What is classified as an Imitation Firearm in Delaware?

The following is a list of imitation firearms in Delaware:

BB gun, air rifle

Does Delaware have a gun buy back program?

Delaware has a gun buy back program, but it is not ran by the state.

Delaware residents are encouraged to turn in any high-capacity magazine that has an ammo capacity of higher than 17 rounds and will be fairly compensated. residents can also do this anonymously however, there will be no compensation for those who decide to do so

Does Delaware have an inheritance gun law?

Delaware does not have an inheritance gun law.

Delaware FAQ

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