Tomorrow, March 8, the Delaware Senate is scheduled to consider Senate Bill 19. Current law allows Delaware Law Enforcement to sell or auction off seized firearms instead of mandating that they be destroyed. Having previously been tabled in the Senate, SB 19, sponsored by state Senator Robert Marshall (D-3), removes that choice, providing that only firearms with “historical significance” be donated.
Firearms do not have to be “historically significant” to be valuable. Sen. Marshall’s bill could force the destruction of extremely valuable firearms instead of providing an avenue for collectors and the law-abiding public to purchase them from Law Enforcement.