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Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 2023 ‘Minimum Age to Purchase & Possess in Delaware.’ Who Can Have a Gun. San Francisco, CA: Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 22 September
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Minimum Age to Purchase and Possess in Delaware
Delaware prohibits the purchase, ownership or possession of a handgun by a "juvenile" except for the purposes of engaging in lawful hunting, instruction, sporting or recreational activity while under the direct or indirect supervision of an adult. There is no minimum age to possess long guns under Delaware or federal law.
Delaware law prohibits the sale of a handgun or other deadly weapon "made especially for the defense of one's person" to a person under age 21. Delaware also prohibits the sale or transfer of any firearm or ammunition to a person under age 18 unless the transferor is the minor's parent or guardian or a person who first receives permission from the minor's parent or guardian…