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Vol. 26 Del. Laws 28, 28- 29 (1911)

Section 1. That from and after the first day of June, in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and eleven, it shall be unlawful for any person or persons, firm, company or corporation, to sell, or expose to sale, any pistol or revolver, or revolver or pistol cartridges, stiletto, steel or brass knuckles, or other deadly weapons made especially for the defense of one’s person, without first having obtained a license therefor, which license shall be known as “Special License to Sell Deadly Weapons;” provided, however, that this provision shall not relate to toy pistols, pocket knives, or knives used in the domestic household, or surgical instruments or tools of any kind.

Section 2. Any person or persons, firm, company or corporation, desiring to engage in the business of selling revolvers, pistols, or revolver or pistol cartridges, stilettos, steel or brass knuckles, or other weapons made for the defense of one’s person, shall, after the above mentioned date, apply to the Clerk of the Peace of the County in which it is desired to conduct such business and shall obtain a license therefor, for which he, they, or it shall pay the sum of twenty-five dollars, which said license shall entitle the holder thereof to conduct said business for the term of one year from its date.

Section 3. It shall be unlawful for any person or per- sons, or a member of any firm, or the agents or officers of any corporation to sell to a minor, or any intoxicated person, any revolver, pistol, or revolver or pistol cartridges, stiletto, steel or brass knuckles, or other deadly weapons, made especially for the defense of one’s person.

Section 4. It shall be the duty of any person or persons, firm, company or corporation, desiring to engage in the business aforesaid, to keep and maintain in his place of business at all times, a book which shall be furnished him by the Clerk of the Peace of the County wherein he does business in which said book he shall enter the date of the sale, the name and address of the person purchasing any such deadly weapon, the number and kind of deadly weapon so pur- chased, the color of the person so purchasing the same, and the apparent age of the purchaser; and no sale shall be made weapon, etc. until the purchaser has been positively identified. This book shall at all times be open for inspection by any Judge, Justice of the Peace, Police Officer, Constable, or other Peace Officer of this State.

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