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FIREARM LAWS &REGULATIONS

DELAWARE
CONCEALED CARRY

Must have a CDWL (Concealed Deadly Weapon License) to conceal carry in Delaware.
You must be at least 21 years of age.

OPEN CARRY

There are no restrictions on open carry in Delaware, except you must be at least 21 years of age.
Restrictions on location of where you can Open Carry do apply.

MOTOR VEHICLE CARRY

You may conceal carry in a vehicle if you have a CDWL (Concealed Deadly Weapon License).
If you haven’t a permit, then the firearm must be located in plain sight (example: on the car seat or on the dash).

NATIONAL FIREARMS ACT (NFA) FIREARMS

Delaware does not allow the ownership of machine guns, suppressors (silencers), or shotguns with short barrels.

HUNTING

You may hunt deer with a handgun, with some restrictions.
Shells no bigger than 10 gauge may be used with shotguns when hunting in Delaware.

FIREARM TRANSFERS & SALES

The sale or transfer of a handgun or firearm between private parties requires a background check.
Background checks are required to be completed through a licensed firearms dealer.
There is no waiting period.
Firearms do not have to be registered.
You do not have to obtain a license to own or buy a firearm.
There is no limit on the number of firearms you can purchase per month.
You must be 18 years of age to possess a firearm.
You must be 21 years of age to buy a pistol or revolver.

AMMUNITION REGULATIONS

The minimum age to buy or possess ammunition is 18.

OTHER

Other Info

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