HB 292

  • Delaware House Bill
  • 151st General Assembly (2021-2022)
  • Introduced in House Jan 25, 2022
  • House
  • Senate
  • Governor

An Act To Amend Title 11 Of The Delaware Code Relating To Destructive Weapons.


This bill criminalizes the possession, sale, transfer, purchase, or receipt of a short-barreled shotgun and short-barreled rifle which is not registered with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. While it is currently illegal under federal law to possess or build such weapons without registration and payment of the tax, it is not illegal under Delaware law. This bill makes the possession, purchase, receipt or sale or such weapons a Class E violent felony punishable by up to 5 years in jail.

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Mar 23, 2022


Reported Out of Committee (Judiciary) in House with 1 Favorable, 6 On Its Merits

  • Committee-Passage
  • Committee-Passage-Favorable

Jan 25, 2022


Introduced and Assigned to Judiciary Committee in House

  • Introduction
  • Referral-Committee

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