CHAPTER 212 - DEADLY WEAPONS

AN ACT RELATIVE TO DEADLY WEAPONS PROHIBITING THE POSSESSION, AND SALE OF AIR COMPRESSION WEAPONS AND MAXIM SILENCERS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:

Section 1. That to the existing law of this State as set forth in Chapter 154 of the Revised Code of Delaware, 1935, there shall be added the following, which shall be known as Code paragraph 5289A, Sec. 9A, as follows:

"5289A. Sec. 9A. It is and shall be unlawful for any person to own, possess, sell, or in any manner have control of, any revolver, pistol, gun or weapon, which by compressed air or by spring discharges or projects therefrom a pellet, slug, or bullet, or to own, possess, sell, or in any manner have control of any pellet, slug or bullet, for use therein, or to own, possess, sell, or in any manner have control of any device, including what is commonly known as a maximum silencer, which may be attached to any weapon, or firearm, for the purpose of silencing or making less audible the sound of the discharge or firing thereof; provided, the foregoing provisions shall not include what is commonly known as a B. B. or air rifle, which does not discharge or project a round pellet or slug larger than a B. B. shot.

Any person violating the provisions hereof, upon conviction, shall be punished by either fine or imprisonment, or both, in the discretion of the Court."

Approved May 11, 1937.