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Delaware Officials Sued Over Age-Based Firearm Restrictions (1)

Nov. 3, 2022, 3:16 PMUpdated: Nov. 3, 2022, 4:47 PM

Delaware officials have been sued over a new state law prohibiting, in most circumstances, individuals under 21 from purchasing, owning or otherwise possessing most firearms.

The Delaware State Sportsmen’s Association and the Bridgeville Rifle and Pistol Club, Ltd., along with Gavin J. Birney, an 18-year-old who is a member of both organizations, filed the lawsuit in Chancery Court on Wednesday.

The plaintiffs in the lawsuit claim that HB 451, signed by Governor John Carney (D) on June 30, violates Second Amendment and equal protection guarantees, as well as Article I, Section 20, of the Delaware Constitution.

The plaintiffs claim that ...