Open Carry in Delaware


rdl2498

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Anyone open carry in Delaware?
 

I have lived in Delaware for 50 years and I can't recall seeing anyone open carry. Unless they are like me. I have a DECCW and carry all the time. Some times around home I O/C, not as a rule. I heard a story once about someone carrying in the Georgetown Walmart. A customer complained to the manager and the manager called the city police. The manager told the policeman on the phone, that a customer was in the store open carrying a pistol. The policeman asked what the person was doing. Well, he was shopping for groceries she said. Is he bothering or threatening any one, or is he taking the gun out of the holster, asked the police? No, he shopping she said. Well then he is not breaking any law, the policeman said. We can't do anything. The manager said, well can't you come over and make him cover the gun up? No said the policeman, if we make him cover it up, and he doesn't have a CCP we would be asking him to break the law. Since Walmart has no national corporate or posted policy against carrying a gun in the store there is nothing you can do. The manager huffed and grumbled and slammed the phone down.

I got this story from a Licensed fire arms instructor that is also a police officer.
 
I have lived in Delaware for 50 years and I can't recall seeing anyone open carry. Unless they are like me. I have a DECCW and carry all the time. Some times around home I O/C, not as a rule. I heard a story once about someone carrying in the Georgetown Walmart. A customer complained to the manager and the manager called the city police. The manager told the policeman on the phone, that a customer was in the store open carrying a pistol. The policeman asked what the person was doing. Well, he was shopping for groceries she said. Is he bothering or threatening any one, or is he taking the gun out of the holster, asked the police? No, he shopping she said. Well then he is not breaking any law, the policeman said. We can't do anything. The manager said, well can't you come over and make him cover the gun up? No said the policeman, if we make him cover it up, and he doesn't have a CCP we would be asking him to break the law. Since Walmart has no national corporate or posted policy against carrying a gun in the store there is nothing you can do. The manager huffed and grumbled and slammed the phone down.

I got this story from a Licensed fire arms instructor that is also a police officer.

Thank you for your response. I saw someone open carrying in Lowes and asked him if you were allowed to open carry, he said yes except for New Castle County?
 
Thank you for your response. I saw someone open carrying in Lowes and asked him if you were allowed to open carry, he said yes except for New Castle County?

Absolute LIE..... you can carry in New Castle County. I suggest you go to DELOC.org and look around. I open carry in DE everyday. I live in Bear. I have never been stopped or spoken to by any officer while doing so and have held the door for many at my local Wawa. Again, go visit DELOC.org and look for true answers to your questions.
 
You are not allowed to open carry in the City of Dover. But I understand some people have gotten permit from Police Chief there, who incidentally has put in his retirement papers.
 
I don't know how I missed this one. I open carry around the Milford area mostly but have been known to wander around. I have yet to have a negative experience. I wrote the Police Chief of Dover for a letter authorizing me to carry in Dover as well. I seldom come across other open carriers though.
 

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