The entire Biden administration has one constant focus on gun control. If more states pass restrictive anti-gun bills, it will be easier for the administration to push for similar legislation at the federal level.
The White House has already contacted governors in New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Rhode Island, Connecticut, California and Delaware.
Not surprisingly, the bills they have designed are similar in concept and some even use the same verbiage.
Joe Biden and his gun ban brigade are still beating the same tired old drum.
The “new” legislation usually includes 21+ age restrictions for firearm purchasers.
The implementation of Red Flag laws and additional restrictions.
A ban on “assault weapon” (the definition is still not clear what that is) and standard-capacity magazine bans.
This song and wobbly dance by Joe Biden is like watching a real train wreck. No one wants to watch, but it’s hard to look away.
Proposed Gun Control Bills in Delaware
Two proposed bills for Delaware:
The first bill would prohibit magazines capable of holding more than 17 rounds.
The second bill would outlaw most semi-auto rifles.
Both bills are awaiting Gov. John Carney’s signature, after flying through the Democrat-controlled General Assembly.
“Every center-fire rifle that’s magazine fed will be banned,” said John Sigler.
Sigler is the former president of the Delaware State Sportsmen’s Association, past president of the National Rifle Association and a current NRA Board member.
As you can imagine, Delaware is a small state. Sigler has known Biden for decades.
“All of this is being driven by the White House,” Sigler said. “Joe has been a gun-banner forever – back to when he was running the Senate Judiciary Committee. My first dealings with him involved ‘Saturday Night Specials’ and ‘Cop Killer’ bullets. This is exactly what those of us here in Delaware feared when he announced he was running for president.”
HB 450 – AN ACT TO AMEND THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO DEADLY WEAPONS
HB 450 will become law the moment Gov. Carney signs it, which he is expected to do.
It will ban 63 firearms by name, as well as any semi-auto rifle with a detachable magazine, any shotgun with a telescoping or folding stock or a revolving cylinder, any pistol with a detachable magazine outside the grip or a threaded barrel, and all pistols and rifles with fixed magazines capable of hold more than 17 rounds.
HB 450 states that gun owners cannot sell, offer for sale, transfer, purchase, receive or possess one of the banned firearms after the effective date – except you can keep what you had on or before the effective date. By prohibiting sale, the bill takes away the firearm’s value.
SS1 for SB 6 -AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 11 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO DEADLY WEAPONS
SS 1 for SB 6 bans magazines capable of holding more than 17 rounds. It, too, awaits Gov. Carney’s signature, which he has promised to do.
There is no grandfather clause in this bill.
Anyone who owns a magazine capable of holding more than 17 rounds must surrender it to police for a “buy back” or risk misdemeanor charges for the first offense and felony charges the second time they’re caught with a 17+ magazine.
Originally, the bill said the state would pay the owner $10 per magazine, but they only allocated $45,000 for the “buy back.”
Now, the bill has been amended to offer the owner “current market value” for their property, which the legislature did not define. It has still only allocated $45,000 taxpayer dollars.
Delaware Sportsmen will sue
The Delaware State Sportsmen’s Association has no choice but to sue once the bills are signed into law, Sigler said. It will be a costly endeavor.
“Our membership is stepping up to the plate, and people we’ve never heard of are contributing,” Sigler said. “We are preparing right now and we will see what transpires, but we will litigate. We promised to sue and we are going to carry out our promise.
The Second Amendment Foundation’s Investigative Journalism Project wouldn’t be possible without you. Click here to make a tax-deductible donation to support pro-gun stories like this.