Delaware prohibits any person from purchasing or obtaining a firearm on behalf of a person not qualified to legally purchase, own or possess a gun, or for the purpose of selling, giving or otherwise transferring a firearm to a person not legally qualified to purchase, own or possess a firearm.1

Delaware imposes a felony upon any person who, in connection with the purchase, transfer, or attempted purchase or transfer of a firearm, willfully and intentionally makes any materially false oral or written statement, or willfully and intentionally furnishes or exhibits any false identification intended or likely to deceive the dealer.2

Finally, Delaware provides that a licensed firearms dealer may not sell, transfer, or deliver any firearm to another person (without a dealer’s license) until the dealer has conducted a background check in accordance with federal law.3

See our Firearms Trafficking policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue.

Notes
  1. Del. Code Ann. tit. 11, § 1455. ⤴︎
  2. Del. Code Ann. tit. 11, § 1448A(f). ⤴︎
  3. Del. Code Ann. tit. 11, §1448A(a), (g). ⤴︎