CHAPTER 251

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 133

AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLES 11 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE POSSESSION OF DEADLY WEAPONS.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1. Amend Chapter 5, Title 11, Delaware Code by inserting a new §1459 as follows:

"§ 1459. Possession of a weapon with a removed, obliterated, or altered serial number.

(a) No person shall knowingly transport, ship, possess or receive any firearm with the knowledge that the importer's or manufacturer's serial number has been removed, obliterated or altered in a manner that has disguised or concealed the identity or origin of the firearm.

() The provisions of this Act shall apply to a firearm manufactured prior to

1973.

(c) Possessing, transporting, shipping or receiving a firearm with a removed, obliterated or altered serial number pursuant to this section is a class D felon."

Approved February 12, 1998