Delaware prohibits the possession, sale or control of any weapon that, by compressed air, discharges or projects a pellet, slug or bullet, except a B.B. or air gun that is not capable of discharging or projecting a pellet or slug larger than a B.B. shot.1 Furthermore, the state prohibits transferring in any manner a B.B. or air gun or B.B. shot to a child under age 16, unless the transferor is the child’s parent or guardian or someone with the permission of the child’s parent or guardian.2 The state also prohibits allowing a child under age 16 to possess a B.B. or air gun unless under the direct supervision of an adult.3

No person may possess a B.B. gun in a state-designated “Safe School and Recreation Zone.”4

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Notes
  1. Del. Code Ann. tit. 11, § 1445(1)(a). ⤴︎
  2. Del. Code Ann. tit. 11, § 1445(2). ⤴︎
  3. Del. Code Ann. tit. 11, § 1445(3). ⤴︎
  4. Del. Code Ann. tit. 11, § 1457(a), (b), (i). ⤴︎