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Delaware

Delaware has some of the strongest gun laws in the country. The state has worked to enact important gun safety legislation. The Charleston loophole has essentially been closed, allowing the state enough time to conduct background checks. An extreme risk protection order law has also been passed.

109 In an average year, 109 people die by guns in Delaware.
13th Across all states, Delaware has the 13th-highest rate of gun homicides in the country.
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Governor John Carney has enacted new gun safety legislation like prohibiting bump stocks. To become a safer state, Delaware can pass legislation to require all firearm purchasers to obtain a purchase permit, as well as regulate all DIY gun making and prohibit untraceable and undetectable firearms.

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