CHAPTER 278

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 430

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 8, TITLE 22 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO MUNICIPAL REGULATION OF FIREARMS.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1. Amend Chapter 8, Title 22 of the Delaware Code by adding thereto a new Section 838 to read u follows:

§838. Limitation on Firearm Regulation

The municipal governments shall enact no law, ordinance. or regulation prohibiting, restricting, or licensing the ownenhlp, trasufer, possession, or transportation of firearms or components of firearms, or ammunition except that the discharge of a firearm may be regulated; provided any law, ordinance or regulation incorporates the justification defesues as found in Title 11 of the Delaware Code. Nothing contained herein shall be construed to invalidate municipal ordinances existing before July 4, 1985 and any ordinance enacted after July 4, 1985 is hereby repealed."

Approved June 4, 1986.