CHAPTER 252

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 446

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 11 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO LICENSES TO CARRY CONCEALED DEADLY WEAPONS.

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

Section 1. Amend § 1441(a)(3), Title 11, Delaware Code by adding to the end of the original the following:

"At the time of application for the issuance of an initial license the person shall file with the Prothonotary, a notarized certificate signed by an instructor or authorized representative of a sponsoring agency, school, organization or institution certifying (1) that prior to this initial application the applicant has completed a firearms training course which contains at least the below described minimum elements, and (2) is sponsored by a federal, state, county or municipal law enforcement agency, a college, a nationally recognized organization that customarily offers firearms training, or a firearms training school with instructors certified by a nationally recognized organization that customarily offers firearms training. The firearms training course shall include the following elements:

a. Instruction regarding knowledge and safe handling of firearms;

b. Instruction regarding safe storage of firearms and child safety;

c. Instruction regarding knowledge and safe handling of ammunition;

d. Instruction regarding safe storage of ammunition and child safety;

e. Instruction regarding safe firearms shooting fundamentals;

f. Live fire shooting exercises conducted on a range, including the expenditure of a minimum of 100 rounds of ammunition;

g. Identification of ways to develop and maintain firearm shooting skills;

h. Instruction regarding federal and state laws pertaining to the lawful purchase, ownership, transportation, use and possession of firearms;

. Instruction regarding the laws of this State pertaining to the use of deadly force for self defense; and

a. Instruction regarding techniques for avoiding a criminal attack and how to manage a violent confrontation, including conflict resolution."

Section 2. The requirements of Section 1 of this Act shall only apply to applications for new licenses submitted after the effective date of this Act.

Section 3. The provisions of this bill will become effective 90 days after signature by the Governor.

Approved February 12, 1998