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Old Yesterday, 08:47 AM #1
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Non-resident handgun possession in rental home

While planning for next year's vacation trip to the DE shore, a family member asked if I took a handgun each year. I don't, but it raised an interesting question.

Is it legal for a non-resident to be in possession inside a single home rental property, assuming the lease and the local ordinances don't ban firearms? I tried searching but the results were focused on interstate travel (which you can do) and non-resident concealed carry (which you can't).

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Of course you can.

In Delaware, you may also Open Carry without a permit, subject to the same restrictions governing Concealed Carry with a permit.

In Delaware, you may also Open Carry a loaded handgun in your vehicle without a permit, as long as it is clearly visible, such as on the seat, or better on the dashboard.

But why not get a Florida, Utah, or Arizona Non Resident Permit? These are easily obtained, and they are honored in Delaware.

This site has a good summary, and has links to actual State government sources:

http://www.handgunlaw.us/

click on the "DE" box by the map to go to the Delaware pdf.

http://www.handgunlaw.us/states/delaware.pdf



But do get a Carry Permit. Very easy.
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Thanks, I appreciate the feedback and the PDF link. I didn't realize a UTAH permit (and others) was recognized by DE. I work in a gun shop and don't need a CC while on the premises, so it's not something I've given much thought beyond that.
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Ever since i got my Utah in 2016 I have been CC every time I travel to Del. Never had any trouble at all even if I open carry while their.
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