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Judge dismisses suit against law letting firearm dealers be sued

Betsy PriceGovernment, Headlines

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by firearm gun manufacturers opposing a 2022 Delaware law that allows gun dealers to be sued for injuries caused after a weapon is sold. U.S. District Judge Richard G. Andrews said in his ruling that the National Shooting Sports Foundation had no standing to challenge the Delaware law, which repealed a part …

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to drain a popular fishing pond near Delaware City.

Plan to drain Delaware City pond upsets sportsmen’s group

Ken MammarellaCulture, Headlines

A pond just outside Delaware City is scheduled to be drained and eventually filled with dredging spoils, eliminating a popular spot for fishers and hunters. The Delaware State Sportsmen’s Association says that people learned about the plan in June from a handwritten cardboard sign stating: “Attention: area will be in the process of being dewatered/drained within the next few weeks. …

Some are upset that the State Fair does not allow guns on the fairgrounds.

Del. gun advocate groups furious over State Fair weapons ban

Jarek RutzCulture, Headlines

Gun owners and gun rights advocates are upset about a no-gun policy at the Delaware State Fair, even though the policy has been in place for decades. The addition of weapon detectors and screening devices at the fair entrance this year seemed to raise awareness of the policy. “The Delaware State Fair is now officially anti-gun,” read a statement from …

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State offers 3 dates for assault weapon registration

Sam HautGovernment, Headlines

The Delaware Department of Safety and Homeland Security announced that it will be hosting several opportunities for Delawareans to register their assault weapons. There will be three dates, each from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., for people from each county to get a certificate, including on May 27 at the Delaware State Police Troop 2 building in New Castle County, …

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Delaware Sportsmen take aim at handgun permitting bill

Sam HautGovernment, Headlines

The Delaware State Sportsmen’s Association took to social media Monday to condemn a bill that would create a  permitting process for getting a handgun. “We knew it would be coming back and it’s finally here,” the Facebook post said. “In the wake of the violent criminal actions of the last few weeks in Delaware, our single partly overlords have decided …

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Judge refuses to block state’s assault rifle, magazine laws 

Sam HautGovernment, Headlines

A Delaware sportsmen’s group says a federal judge’s opinion refusing to OK an injunction to shut down implementation of two new state gun rules contained many incorrect findings and that it will appeal. A post on the Delaware State Sportsmen’s Association page also says the group is not surprised a judge appointed by former president Barack Obama would rule in …

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Gun group asks court to halt semi-auto, magazine bans

Charlie MegginsonGovernment, Headlines

Delaware’s top Second Amendment advocacy group on Tuesday asked a federal court to halt enforcement of several gun bans passed earlier this year. The Delaware State Sportsmen’s Association filed a brief asking the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware to issue a preliminary injunction halting House Bill 450 and Senate Substitute 1 for Senate Bill 6, calling both …

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Carney admin hit with another lawsuit over new gun bans

Charlie MegginsonGovernment, Headlines

Delaware’s top Second Amendment advocacy group has filed a lawsuit challenging new legislation that forbids 18, 19 and 20-year-olds from purchasing and owning most firearms.  The law is one of several passed by the General Assembly at the end of the last legislative session — and one of many being challenged in courts due to questions surrounding their constitutionality.  Other …

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Sportsmen object to Jennings’ backing of gun purchase code

Charlie MegginsonGovernment, Headlines

The leader of Delaware’s largest firearm advocacy group says a letter penned by the state’s attorney general Monday is just another example of her desire to go after Delawareans’ guns.  “There are certain people who just do not feel that everybody has the right to own a gun,” said Jeff Hague, president of the Delaware State Sportsmen’s Association. “This is …

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State gun groups sue over semi-automatic gun ban

Charlie MegginsonGovernment, Headlines

The Delaware State Sportsmen’s Association and three other firearm advocacy groups have filed a federal lawsuit seeking to halt a new law that bans semi-automatic firearms in the First State. “On June 30, 2022, Governor John Carney signed House Bill 450 into law, effectively and immediately banning a long list of commonly owned rifles, shotguns and pistols, pejoratively and inaccurately …