Bill Banning Bump Stocks in DE Approved in State House & Signed into Law

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Legislation that bans bump stocks in Delaware is now in effect.  The State House Thursday afternoon voted 36 to 2 with 1 not voting and 2 absent (Voting ‘no’ – Reps. Rich Collins and Michael Mulrooney) to approve House Bill 300 and Governor John Carney has signed the measure into law.  Upon signing the bill, the Governor says that there is no place in Delaware for bump stocks and other devices used to increase the rate of fire of semi-automatic weapons making them even more potentially deadly.

Governor John Carney on Thursday issued the following statement after signing legislation to ban bump stock devices in Delaware:

“Delaware has made progress in strengthening our gun safety laws this legislative session with the support of students and advocates across the state, and today is no exception. By signing this bill into law, we are saying that there is no place in Delaware for bump stocks and other devices that are used to increase the rate of fire of semiautomatic weapons, making these weapons even more potentially deadly. This ban is one piece in a package of comprehensive gun safety legislation that will help us protect Delawareans. I want to thank Representative Longhurst for her leadership on this issue, and members of the General Assembly of both parties for coming together to protect our communities.”