CHAPTER 393

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 28, DELAWARE CODE TO AUTHORIZE RESIDENTS OF THIS STATE TO PURCHASE RIFLES AND SHOTGUNS IN STATES CONTIGUOUS TO THIS STATE.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware:

Section 1. Title 28, Delaware Code, is amended by adding a new chapter thereto to read as follows:

CHAPTER 8

PURCHASE OF RIFLES AND SHOTGUNS IN STATES

CONTIGUOUS TO THIS STATE

§ 801. Definitions

(a) As used in this chapter, the term "a State contiguous to this State" shall mean any State having a common border with the State of Delaware.

(b) As used in this chapter, all other terms shall be given the meaning prescribed in 18 U.S.C. Section 921 (the Gun Control Act of 1968, Public Law 90-618) and the regulations duly promulgated thereunder as presently enacted or promulgated and as hereafter modified.

§ 802. Lawful acts

It shall be lawful for a person residing in this State (including a corporation or other business entity maintaining a place of business in this State) to purchase or otherwise obtain a rifle or shotgun in a State contiguous to this State and to receive or transport such rifle or shotgun into this State, subject however, to such other laws of the State or its political subdivision as may be applicable and subject to the provisions of Section 102 of the Gun Control Act of 1968, Public Law 90-618, 18 U.S.C. Section 921 et seq.

§ 803. Not applicable to federal licensees

This Act shall not apply or be construed to affect in any way the purchase, receipt, or transportation of rifles and shotguns by federally licensed firearms manufacturers, importers, dealers, or collectors.

Approved April 30, 1970.