Gun laws in the First State have always been considered a State matter, however a bill is set for Senate hearing which would permit Delaware cities to enact their own restrictions on gun ownership. The bill is sponsored by Democrat Senator Robert Marshall of Wilmington. The legislation, which was introduced last year, would allow Delaware municipalities to regulate firearms and ammunition while continuing to prohibit counties from doing so.
Current state law prohibits local governments in Delaware from enacting their own gun-control laws. Senator Marshall says that residents in Kent and Sussex Counties may have difficulty relating to the frequency of gun violence in Wilmington. A similar bill was introduced last year by Democrat Representative Stephanie Bolden of Wilmington would allow Wilmington, but not other cities, to pass its own gun-control laws.
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