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Licensed dealers in Delaware are required to keep and maintain a record of all deadly weapons sales, including the date of the sale, the name and address of the purchaser, the number and kind of deadly weapons purchased, the age of the purchaser, and the picture identification used.1 The record must be kept at the dealer’s place of business and be open for inspection by any judge, justice of the peace, police officer, constable or other peace officer of the state “at all times.”2

Delaware’s State Bureau of Identification (SBI) is required to prepare an annual report, which must include but is not limited to the number of background check inquiries made during the current year and prior calendar year, as well as the number of inquiries resulting in a determination that the potential purchaser or transferee was prohibited from possessing firearms during the current year and prior calendar year.3


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  1. Del. Code Ann. tit. 24, § 904(a).[]
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  3. Del. Code Ann. tit 11, § 1448A(h).[]