Tuesday, September 2, 2008

I Can Haz CCW Permit?

So I have my Utah Non-Res CCW Permit. Too bad I can't use it in Delaware. I can go 1/4 mile north and be trusted to carry concealed, but around Hockessin I must carry openly or not at all.

More on this topic later.

8 comments:

The Last Ephor said...

Open carry? What's the law on that in DE?

Mike W. said...

Open carry is legal. There's no state law prohibiting it. It is illegal in Dover without a CCW permit due to an old grandfathered ordinance that predates stae preemption.

It was illegal in Newark, but they've just recently amended their ordinance to come in line with State law, since DE has preemption.

The Duck said...

http://www.handgunlaw.us/

according to this DE honors Utah CCW, is it that certain cities don't honor it?

Mike W. said...

DE does honor UT non-res permits, but not if you're a DE resident. As a DE resident if I want to carry concealed I MUST have a DE CCW.

I cannot carry concealed in DE on my UT permit as a DE resident. If I lived 1/4 mile up the road in PA I could carry in DE on this permit.

breda said...

so open carry.

Mike W. said...

Breda - One of these days I will....

Anonymous said...

Might someone be able to point me to the statement in the law that says that a DE resident has to have a DE permit to carry in Delaware? I've read this in multiple non-official sources but I haven't been able to locate it in either the Title 11 Criminal Code or the Attorney General's page on CCW. Anyone?

Mike W. said...

RM - I'm at work right now but I'll try and get that info for you later tonight.

I'll post it here.