Wednesday, June 1, 2011


  1. Would this do anything to stop someone from going down the street to their neighbor's house and buying a gun in a private sale situation without a background check?

    Currently in DE you are allowed to be drunk/high and in possession of a weapon? By in possession do they mean on your person or simply in your house?

    What is meant by "responsible methods of disposal"? What do the police do with seized guns now? Something irresponsible?

  2. I don't know about private sales, but at least in theory I'm not against background checks being required for those too.

    As for law enforcement disposing of weapons, I know we have reported here about at least one police department that sold them back to a gun manufacturer, and then those same guns turned up involved in crimes, so somewhere along the line, control of those weapons lapsed, and clearly criminals gained too easy access to them.

    My impression from reading this is that the intent is to standardize how this is done, and perhaps provide better tracking of where those weapons go after police custody.