Delaware State Law Summary

Posted on January 1, 2015





Among other things, Delaware:

Delaware does not, however:

Local governments in Delaware generally lack authority to regulate firearms and ammunition.

Delaware ranks 32nd among the states in number of gun deaths per capita. In 2009, 76 people died from firearm-related injuries in Delaware. That year, Delaware supplied the 23rd highest number of crime guns to other states per capita, but the state imports more crime guns than it exports.

We are currently in the process of updating this page to reflect laws enacted in 2015. In the meantime, please contact the Law Center directly for questions about new 2015 laws.

Delaware Firearms Laws

For details about specific firearms laws in Delaware, choose a topic below, or see all of the firearms laws in this state.