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Delaware: Firearm Purchase Delay Legislation to be Considered Next Week

Friday, June 17, 2016

Delaware: Firearm Purchase Delay Legislation to be Considered Next Week

On Tuesday, June 21, the Delaware Senate is scheduled to consider House Bill 325.  Introduced by state Representative Edward Osienski (D-24), HB 325 would go beyond federal law and extend the 3-day transfer period for NICS delays to 30 days.  Please contact your state Senator and politely urge them to oppose House Bill 325 when it comes up for a vote.


Current law allows a federally licensed firearms dealer (FFL) to release a firearm after 3 business days if they have not received any additional correspondence from NICS after receiving a “delay” when conducting the initial background check for the firearms transfer.  This safeguard prevents the potential shutdown of sales via endless delays and allows law-abiding individuals to take possession of a firearm in a timely manner.  House Bill 325 is a solution in search of a problem and your Senator needs to hear from you!

Again, please click the “Take Action” button above and politely urge your state Senator to oppose House Bill 325 when it comes up for a vote.

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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.