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Delaware: Right-to-Carry Permit Reform Headed to the Governor

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

On Wednesday, June 9, the Delaware Senate passed House Bill 226 by a vote of 21 to 0.  An amendment in the bill would provide an affirmative defense to any person who is charged with carrying a concealed deadly weapon and has filed for a renewal of their permit, but is still waiting for the Superior Court to act.  

The House passed the bill in 2009 with the NRA supported amendment by a voice vote, but it was not taken up by the Senate and was only recently revived.

The National Rifle Association and Delaware State Sportsmen’s Association sought to include this amendment because Delaware’s law-abiding permit holders have been delayed by the Court and or the Attorney General's office in renewing their licenses.

Please contact Governor Jack Markell (D) and respectfully encourage him to sign HB226.  The Governor can be reached by phone at (302) 744-4101 or (302) 577-3210.  To send email, please visit http://smu.governor.delaware.gov/cgi-bin/mail.php?contact.

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