CHAPTER 184

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 279

AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 9, TITLE 24 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO DEADLY WEAPONS DEALERS.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE (Two—thirds of all members elected to each House thereof concurring therein):

Section 1. Amend §901, Chapter 9, Title 24 of the Delaware Code by striking the present §901 in its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof a new §901 to read as follows:

§901. Vecessitv for license: exceptions,

No person shall engage in the business of selling any pistol or revolver, or stiletto, steel or brass knuckles, or other deadly weapon made especially for the defense of one's person without first having obtained a license therefor, which license shall be known as 'special license to sell deadly weapons'. No person licensed or unlicensed shall possess. sell or offer for sale any switchblade knife.

This section shall not apply to toy pistols, pocket knives, or knives used for sporting purposes and in the domestic household, or surgical instruments or tools of any kind."

Section 2. Amend §903, Chapter 9, Title 24 of the Delaware Code by striking the word "minor" where it appears between the words "to a" and "or any" therein, and substituting in lieu thereof the words "person under the age of 21".

Section 3. Amend §904, Chapter 9, Title 24 of the Delaware Code by striking the present 5304 in its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof a new §904 to read as follows:

§904. Record: data to be recorded.

Any person desiring to engage in the business described in this chapter shall keep and maintain in his place of business at all times a record. In such record he shall enter the date of the sale, the name and address of the person purchasing any deadly weapon, the number and kind of deadly weapon so purchased, the age of the purchaser, and the mode of identification bearing a picture which shall include but is not limited to a driver's license. The record shall at all times be open for Inspection by any Judge, justice of the peace, police officer, constable or other peace officer of this State."

Section 4. Amend §905, Chapter 9, Title 24 of the Delaware Code by striking the numbers 1100" where they appear between the words "than" and or imprisoned" in the first sentence therein and substituting in lieu thereof the numbers "$250".

Approved July 16, 1987.