Delaware House passes pair of bills that criminalize firearm possession at schools, polling places

Dover, De- The Delaware House passed a pair of bills on Thursday that would criminalize the possession of a firearm in and around schools and polling locations.

House Bill 201 would make the possession of a firearm in a school and recreation zone a felony.

The bill would make possession of a gun on these properties a felony offense.

However law enforcement officers, constables, and other select officials would be exempt from this rule.

Those with a concealed carry permit would also be exempt from this rule, but only if their gun was in their weapon remains in their vehicle inside a locked container or locked gun rack.

House Bill 202 would firearms at in person polling locations, with the exception of law enforcement officers or other select personnel such as security guards.

Both bills not head to the senate for further consideration.

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