DELAWARE GUN LAWS

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delAWARE QUICK ccw FACTS

Carry In Vehicle SEE DETAILS
Must Notify Officer NO
Carry In State Parks AllowedNO
No Weapons Signs Enforced NO
Open Carry Permitted YES
Carry In Liquor Establishments YES
Constitutional Carry NO

Permit Information

Delaware gun laws make this state a “May Issue” jurisdiction. Concealed carry permits will only be issued to residents. Applications for a permit must be submitted in the county of residence. Applicants must obtain five references from residents of their county and then they must publish their application in the local newspaper that has a minimum circulation of 35% ten days before they file the application. The application is reviewed by the Attorney General's office and a Court.

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  • Permit not honored
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Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia

Idaho – Delaware only honors the Idaho Enhanced Permit
South Dakota – Delaware only honors the South Dakota Enhanced Permit
North Dakota – Delaware only honors the North Dakota Class 1 Permit.

Delaware CCW Permits

Delaware is a “may issue” state.
Residents only.
The permit is valid for 3 years when first issued.
Renewals are valid for 5 years.

  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Complete a firearms training course.
  • Have five references from the county you reside in. The references shall clearly state that the applicant is a person of full age, sobriety and good moral character, that the applicant bears a good reputation for peace and good order in the community in which the applicant resides, and that the carrying of a concealed deadly weapon by the applicant is necessary for the protection of the applicant or the applicant’s property, or both.
  • Have never been convicted in Delaware or elsewhere of a felony or a crime of violence.
  • If under 25 years old have never been, as a juvenile, adjudicated as delinquent for conduct which, if committed by an adult, would constitute a felony.
  • Have never been convicted for the unlawful use, possession, or sale of a narcotic, dangerous drug, or central nervous system depressant or stimulant.
  • You are not subject to a Protection From Abuse Order issued by a court.
  • Have never been committed for a mental disorder to any hospital, mental institution, or sanitarium.
  • Federal Law – Prohibits the following persons

WITH delaware CONCEALED CARRY PERMIT

Where You Can Carry

  • Road side rest areas
  • Vehicle
  • All areas of the state – except those listed below

Where You Cannot Carry

  • Police stations
  • School Bus
  • State approved “SLOTS”
  • Courthouses
  • Police stations
  • Prisons and other detention facilities
  • Wildlife Management Areas
  • Any place where the carrying of firearms is prohibited by Federal Law.

Details on Delaware Gun Laws

Delaware Contacts


Justice Center

Hours


Monday – Friday 8:30am – 5pm

Saturday Closed

Sunday Closed


Contact


Address 500 North King Street

CityWilmington, DE 19801

Phone (302) 255-0800

Email Susan.Judge@state.de.us

 

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Shane
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Shane

If i have a MD CCW can i drive my handgun in my vehicle within states?

Jonathan Rayvon Shaw
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Jonathan Rayvon Shaw

Watsup

Jonathan Rayvon Shaw
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Jonathan Rayvon Shaw

Hey

Cat
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Cat

I am just wondering what the gun laws are for shooting on your own property. If there is a limit to size and what the radius is away from buildings etc

Richard
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Richard

As a Pennsylvania resident, if I get a non-resident permit in a state like Ohio that has reciprocity with Delaware, would I be able to carry concealed in Delaware?

Dylan Green
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Dylan Green

In the state of Delaware can you carry a shotgun on a gun rack in your truck if you are under 18

Eric watson
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Eric watson

Need some info moving to the state end of month have a conceal carry from NYC, also have hr 218, what paper work needed to transfer to new resident retired Leo

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Can You Ride Around With A Legal Gun And Not Have A Valid Drivers license? ???

Frank
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Frank

I got my fingerprints done a couple months ago. Trying to get the other steps done along with my son so it took a little longer than expected. The form says fingerprints must be obtained within 45 days of applying. Has anyone filed outside of this period? It sounds like I may need to have the fingerprints done again. Did I waste the $65 fee I paid the first time?

Frank
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Frank

Yes you did waste your money. I believe your fingerprints are only good for 60 days. As long as you send your paperwork before that time period your good. Not sure if they will accept outside of the allotted time period.

Steve
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Steve

So you can’t put an unloaded firearm in your trunk!!!

Frank
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Frank

Yes you can, the firearm is then out of your reach. Or you could just keep it loaded and in plain sight since open carry is legal.

Don
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Don

Can a private clubhouse in Delaware ban weapons from owners that have a concealed and carry permit?

Croberts
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Croberts

They can post it, but it has no force of law. If they find out you are carrying and ask you to leave- you must leave.

XxAnonymousxX
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XxAnonymousxX

Does Delaware accept autos made by the coat hanger sear in an ar15 lower with a permit. If so where do you get the permit/license

Rusty Baker
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Rusty Baker

how many gun laws are there on the books in Delaware right now

Donnie
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Donnie

Can you have your gun load while driving or does the magazine have to be

Bill larsen
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Bill larsen

Does Virginia honor my Delaware concealed carry permit

Common Sense
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Common Sense

According to the map it does

David
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David

Traveling from SC into NJ for the day. I have my SC permit, but I am not looking to carry where my permit is not excepted. In those states, like Delaware, is it legal to lock my gun in its case and transport it through said states?

john d
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john d

virginia ok. delaware ok. maryland ok if you unload magazines and keep ammo in separate box and gun in locked box and all in the trunk. new jersey uh not really

Kaiser C.
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Kaiser C.

You must be legally able to possess the firearm in the departure state as well as the state you’re traveling to for FOPA to protect you.

And as I assume you don’t have a gun license in NJ it technically won’t cover you for any state.

Even if you were just traveling through nj, I wouldn’t trust them too not violate federal law to pad their numbers regardless. Same with ny, ma, me, etc.

Patrick
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Patrick

For the Utah non resident license is their anything I need to know befor carrying in DE thanks

PAUL SEMELSBERGER
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PAUL SEMELSBERGER

yes if your not a resident of the issuing state (Utah), you may no longer carry conceled in Delaware. .

Roger E Kondrup
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Roger E Kondrup

Looking at the reciprocity map, I see I can carry at my daughter’s house in Ohio. What do I need to do to get there legally? (MD, PA)

Gary Demaria
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Gary Demaria

Forget MD / if not mistaken there’s less than 15 people with a CCDW

Aaron Mast
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Aaron Mast

I currently live in South Carolina and am a SC and Utah CWP holder but am moving back to DE soon. Delaware is a reciprocal state of Utah’s CWP but only issues DE permits to residents. Once I move back are my SC and Utah CWP’s invalid and I have to take a course again for Delaware?

joe
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joe

basically yes

Dennis Sirman
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Dennis Sirman

You must have DE permit to carry concealed if you reside in DE.

Alex
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Alex

If my boss at work says it’s okay to carry there can I take it. I bike to work and I work in a small local business so it’s not a major corporation