Delaware Gun & Ammo Laws: A 2nd Amendment Overview for Delaware Gun Owners

PLEASE NOTE: The laws which impact Delaware gun owners are subject to frequent change at the local, state, and federal level so it's wise to consult an attorney or your local law enforcement agency before making any final firearms-related decisions. Our official policy on shipping ammo to Delaware can be found here, whereas the information below is meant as a reference point only.

Delaware State Constitution

"A person has the right to keep and bear arms for the defense of self, family, home and State, and for hunting and recreational use."

Other provisions relating to the power of the people over government:

"Through Divine goodness, all people have by nature the rights of worshiping and serving their Creator according to the dictates of their consciences, of enjoying and defending life and liberty, of acquiring and protecting reputation and property, and in general of obtaining objects suitable to their condition, without injury by one to another; and as these rights are essential to their welfare, for due exercise thereof, power is inherent in them; and therefore all just authority in the institutions of political society is derived from the people, and established with their consent, to advance their happiness; and they may for this end, as circumstances require, from time to time, alter their Constitution of government."

"Although disobedience to laws by a part of the people, upon suggestions of impolicy or injustice in them, tends by immediate effect and the influence of example not only to endanger the public welfare and safety, but also in governments of a republican form contravenes the social principles of such governments, founded on common consent for common good; yet the citizens have a right in an orderly manner to meet together, and to apply to persons intrusted with the powers of government, for redress of grievances or other proper purposes, by petition, remonstrance or address."

Delaware Gun Laws

Delaware Gun Laws Overview (Source: NRA-ILA)
Delaware Concealed Carry (CCW) Overview (Source:
Concealed Deadly Weapons (Source: Delaware Superior Courts)
Delaware Concealed Carry Deadly Weapons (CCDW) (Source: Delaware Attorney General)

Delaware Hunting Rules & Regulations

Licenses, Permits and Passes Required to Hunt and Trap in Delaware (Source: Delaware Department of Fish & Wildlife)
Hunting and Fishing Guides, Seasons and Maps (Source: Delaware Department of Fish & Wildlife)
Delaware Hunter and Trapper Registration (Source: Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife)
Online Automated Licensing System (Source: Delaware Department of Fish & Wildlife)
Delaware Hunter Education Program (Source: Delaware Department of Fish & Wildlife)
Delaware Hunting and Fishing Photo Contests (Source: Delaware Department of Fish & Wildlife)

Delaware Shooting Ranges

State Shooting Range (Source: Delaware Department of Fish & Wildlife)
NSSF-Affiliated Shooting Ranges (Source: NSSF's
NRA-Affiliated Shooting Ranges (Source:
All Shooting Ranges (Source:

Delaware Competitive Shooting Clubs & Matches

IDPA Clubs (Source:
IDPA Matches (Source:
USPSA Clubs (Source:
USPSA Matches (Source:
USA Shooting Clubs (Source:
USA Shooting Matches (Source:
4-H Shooting Sports State Contacts (Source:

Delaware NRA Training Courses & Fundraising Events

Delaware State Firearm & Hunting Associations

Delaware Gun Shows and FFLs

Delaware Gun & Knife Shows (Source:
Delaware Gun Shows (Source:
Delaware FFL Holders (Source:
NICS Firearm Checks by State (Source:
Delaware Mental Health Records Submitted to NICS (Source:

Delaware's Yearly Ranking in "Best Gun-Friendly States" by Guns & Ammo Magazine

Delaware Elected Public Officials

Congressional (Source:
Gubernatorial (Source:
State Legislature (Source:
Statewide Officials (Source:
NRA's Ranking of Delaware Public Officials (Source:

Delaware Public Finances and Personal & Economic Freedom Rankings

Delaware State Checkbook (Source: Open The Books)
Delaware State Employees (Source: Open The Books)
Delaware Personal & Economic Freedom Ranking (Source: CATO Institute)
Delaware Civil Asset Forfeiture (aka "Policing For Profit") Ranking (Source: Institute for Justice)

Delaware State Business Tax Climate Rankings

Delaware State Business Tax Climate Rank (Source: Tax Foundation)
Taxes in Delaware (Source: Tax Foundation)