Good news on extension of background checks for gun purchases in DE

Governor Jack Markell signed House Bill (HB) 325 into law this past week.  This new Delaware law allows the FBI up to 30 days to complete a background check on individuals buying a gun in Delaware. 
The Senate passed the bill with an Amendment that reduced the number of days to complete the check to 25. Because the bill was amended, it had to go back to the House to be voted on with the Amendment.  It again passed the House. 
Speaker Pete Schwartzkopf was the only Sussex County member of the General Assembly who voted FOR the bill. If you would like to thank Pete for being a voice of reason, he can be contacted at