From the Trenches
Most private gun transfers in Delaware will soon be subject to the same background check rules currently applied to sales by licensed dealers, according a measure signed into law today by Gov. Jack Markell.
The signing comes on a day when several other pieces of a Democrat-sponsored package of gun control bills are facing committee action in the General Assembly.
The background check law is the first piece of the package, introduced earlier this year, to win passage.
Effective July 1, private gun sellers will be required to obtain federal background checks on buyers, except in cases where a firearm is being transferred to a close family member, a law enforcement officer or the holder of a valid concealed-carry permit.
The background checks will be performed on behalf of private sellers by federally licensed firearms dealers, who may charge a fee for the service.
“Today we are closing the private-sale loophole once and for all,” Markell said. “No longer will we have two different markets for the sale of firearms, a regulated market for dealers and an unregulated market for everybody else.”
Now what the hell was so difficult about that? What in the world is the pro-gun objection to this little bit of tyranny? How exactly does it violate the spirit of the 2nd Amendment?
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