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State Gun Laws

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Laws current as of March 26, 2024

What is the penalty for violating the federal and state firearm laws?

Under Delaware state law, anyone who is prohibited by law from possessing a deadly weapon can be guilty of a class C, D or F felony, punishable by incarceration. The length of time of incarceration depends on various factors - you can read about these factors in sections (c) through (g) of the law, 11 Del. Code § 1448, on our Selected Delaware Statutes page.1

Also, anyone who owns, has, or buys a gun in violation of the federal firearm law can be punished by a fine, jail time for up to 10 years, or both.2

1 11 Del. Code § 1448(c)-(g)
2 18 USC § 924(a)(2)