OF OFFENSES AGAINST THE LIVES AND PERSONS OF INDIVIDUALS
AN ACT to provide a Safeguard Against Accidents from the use of Firearms.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:
SECTION 1. That from and after the passage of this act no person or persons shall keep a gallery or booth or other convenience for the purpose of target shooting or other trials of skill by the use of firearms within the borders of any town or city, or within three hundred yards of any road or public passway, within the State, or at any place of public resort, unless said gallery or booth or other convenience shall be enclosed with walls not less than ten feet in height and of not less than four inches in thickness, sufficient to prevent ball or shot from said firearms from escaping from or passing through said gallery or booth.
SECTION 2. That no person apparently under the influence of intoxicating liquor, insane, or otherwise incapacitated, shall be allowed by such keeper to participate in said target shooting or other trials of skill by the use of firearms in such gallery, booth, or other convenience.
SECTION 3. Every person offending against the provisions of this act shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be fined not less than fifty against the provisions of and not exceeding two hundred dollars, at the discretion of the court, one-half of which shall go to the person informing and the other half to the school fund of the State, and in default of the payment of said fine shall be imprisoned for a term of not less than one nor more than three months.
Passed at Dover, April 14, 1891.