Explore The NRA Universe Of Websites

APPEARS IN Legal & Legislation

Delaware: Two More Anti-Gun Markell Bills Introduced In Dover

Friday, March 22, 2013

On Wednesday, two more pieces of Governor Jack Markell’s comprehensive gun control scheme were introduced in the General Assembly.  House Bill 58 is a ban on magazines having the capacity to accept more than ten rounds, while Senate Bill 16 would require any gun owner to notify police within 48 hours if a firearm was lost or stolen.  HB 58 has been assigned to the House Administration Committee, but at this time no hearing has been scheduled.  SB 16 will be heard on Wednesday, March 27 at 1:00 PM in the Senate Hearing Room by the Senate Judiciary CommitteeIt is very important that you show up to testify against this bill on Wednesday and contact members of the Senate Judiciary Committee in opposition to SB 16.  Your action makes the difference!

House Bill 58 would prohibit the manufacture, sale, purchase, transfer or delivery of magazines with the capacity to accept more than ten rounds. Such possession would be unlawful if it occurs in a public place while in possession of a firearm capable of accepting it. HB 58 carries a penalty of a class A misdemeanor for a first offense and a class G felony for any subsequent offense.  Please contact members of the House Administration Committee and urge them to vote against HB 58 to criminalize legally and commonly possessed magazines.  Ask them to stop the attack on law abiding gun owners.

Senate Bill 16 would require any gun owner to notify police within 48 hours if a firearm was lost or stolen.  SB 16 does nothing to solve an existing crime problem but is an ideological attack on gun ownership.  It institutes policies to criminalize victims of crime and subjects anyone who does not follow these arbitrary laws to heavy fines or felony charges that would take away their right to possess a firearm legally.   In no way could legislation that targets innocent citizens be seen as a “reform” and there is nothing “common sense” about the effects such a far-reaching bill will have.

The NRA is firmly opposed to legislation that makes it a crime for gun owners to fail to report a firearm lost or stolen within an arbitrarily imposed time limit.  Persons who are not only innocent of wrongdoing, but who are in fact victims of crimes themselves, ought not to be required to complete an inventory of personal assets during a potentially very sensitive time in their lives, or face criminal prosecution.  It is not unreasonable to have scenarios in which a crime victim could be facing significant personal losses beyond the property crime described in the legislation; such as injury to themselves or a family member. To require victims to take time during the initial 48 hours after such an event to search personal records and the scene of the crime in order to present such an inventory to law enforcement lest they be punished with steep penalties is wrong and unfair.   This legislation and all forms similar turn a victim into a criminal and are a blatant attack on an entire group of people who are acting legally and within their rights.

This legislation as written will not address the problem of "straw purchasers" providing firearms to prohibited persons, and then later claiming to have lost or had stolen the firearm in question. Such persons have already committed federal felonies by acting as a straw purchaser, and should be prosecuted accordingly.

Please contact members of the House Administration Committee (click here) and respectfully request they oppose HB 58.  Please also contact members of the Senate Judiciary Committee (click here) and urge them to oppose these attacks on lawful gun owners!  Remember:  Your presence is needed in Dover next Wednesday to speak against SB 16!

Contact information for your state legislators can be found by clicking here.

 

TRENDING NOW
Another Week, Another Democrat Presidential Contender Out to Round Up America's Guns

News  

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Another Week, Another Democrat Presidential Contender Out to Round Up America's Guns

A smart person learns from his mistakes. An even smarter person learns from the mistakes of others.  Beto O’Rourke, an unemployed Texan running for president, must not be too smart.           

Monday, August 19, 2019

Florida Alert! "Assault Weapons" Ban Amendment Bans ALL SEMIAUTOMATIC RIFLES AND SHOTGUNS

The so-called "assault weapons" ban that is proposed for a constitutional amendment to be on the 2020 Election Ballot bans the possession of: “any semiautomatic rifle or shotgun CAPABLE of holding more than ten (10) rounds ...

No, Joe, Your Gun Ban Didn’t Work

News  

Sunday, August 18, 2019

No, Joe, Your Gun Ban Didn’t Work

Joe Biden has been out on the primary campaign trail working hard. Maybe a little too hard. “We got to let them know who we are,” he recently told a crowd of supporters at the Iowa State ...

NRA Member Berated for Carrying Firearm

News  

Friday, August 2, 2019

NRA Member Berated for Carrying Firearm

NRA member Darrell Kennedy was on vacation with his family at Yellowstone National Park earlier this month when an anti-gun vacationer snapped a photo of his holstered firearm and tweeted out a hate message. “Sat ...

Amnesty International’s Desperate Measure

News  

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Amnesty International’s Desperate Measure

There are some odd dynamics in international relations. Countries in which people are not free serve on the UN Human Rights Council. Political considerations guide every action.  Of course, the NRA is a single-issue organization so ...

Guide To The Interstate Transportation Of Firearms

Gun Laws  

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Guide To The Interstate Transportation Of Firearms

CAUTION: Federal and state firearms laws are subject to frequent change. This summary is not to be considered as legal advice or a restatement of law.

Sparking Dialogue or Sparking Joy: Competing Views on Gun “Buyback” Initiatives

News  

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Sparking Dialogue or Sparking Joy: Competing Views on Gun “Buyback” Initiatives

The Christian Science Monitor describes itself as “an independent international news organization” that wants to “help you to see news events as starting points for constructive conversations.” Its editorial board recently published an article, A seed for society’s ...

Tell Your U.S. Senators and Representative to Oppose Gun Control

News  

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Tell Your U.S. Senators and Representative to Oppose Gun Control

In the wake of the recent two criminal mass attacks, a number of gun control proposals have begun to circulate in our nation’s capital. None of these proposals would have prevented the recent tragedies, but they all ...

Governor Abbott Signs Ten Pro-Second Amendment Bills into Law

Monday, June 17, 2019

Governor Abbott Signs Ten Pro-Second Amendment Bills into Law

Governor Greg Abbott has now signed all of the NRA-supported legislation which the Texas Legislature sent him during the 2019 session.

Bill Clinton Touts Failed Gun Ban With Bogus Info

News  

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Bill Clinton Touts Failed Gun Ban With Bogus Info

Bill and Hillary Clinton just don’t draw like they used to. Shunned by much of his own party, (described by one Vanity Fair commentator as “2020’s bubonic plague”) the former president has been relegated to providing lazy ...

MORE TRENDING +
LESS TRENDING -

More Like This From Around The NRA

NRA ILA

Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.