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Friday, May 31, 2013

Law Requires Owners To Report Lost, Stolen Guns

DOVER — Delaware gun owners will be legally obligated to report lost or stolen firearms under legislation that passed the General Assembly May 14.

In a narrow vote of 22-19, representatives approved Senate Bill 16; senators approved the bill 11-10, May 2. Gov. Jack Markell has pledged to sign SB 16 into law in the near future.

The measure requires gun owners to report the loss or theft of a firearm to police within seven days of discovering the weapon is missing. Violators will be subject to a fine of up to $100 for a first offense and up to $250 for a second offense. A third offense will be considered a felony.



Anonymous said...

This is so stupid. If you own a gun and the government doesn't know it, then why even report it so you get a fine.

Anonymous said...

boy do we have some stupid people who will actually do this.
I lost a gun , so what ! finders keepers.

Anonymous said...

Toilet flush tax on the way.

Anonymous said...

"Within 7 days of noticing your weapon missing". There's the loophole. Next there will be a law that says you have check on your firearms at least once a week. It's like that old commercial that used to say "it's ten o'clock (or whatever time), do you know where your kids are?" Now I know some folks sleep with their guns and others caress and stroke theirs every day but some folks don't check their guns that often.