Delaware: House Bill 88 Defeated in Senate
Posted on June 28, 2013
Last week, Senate Bill 16 was signed into law by Governor Jack Markell (D). Sponsored by Senator Margaret Rose Henry (D-2), Senate Bill 16 imposes onerous requirements on innocent victims of crime, merely because they are gun owners. SB 16 requires a gun owner to notify law enforcement if a firearm was stolen or lost within an arbitrary time period, and carries severe penalties and fines for violations. This legislation is highly discriminatory, an excessive waste of taxpayer funds and law enforcement resources, will not impact crime and is opposed by the NRA. This legislation went into effect immediately upon the Governor’s signature on June 12.