Challenge State Law

I am a fairly new Gun Owner, I am 61- I Live in a State that does have Open Carry Law and does offer CC Permits. I want to CC not Open Carry, So the requirements to obtain a CCP are not totally difficult here are the requirements. Most of these items i really do not have an issue with, But take note of the third (**) I personally think that this is a invalid request - What and why will any one opinion have anything to do with me wanting to carry concealed gun for my protection- I don’t get that - I am new to the community I live in, I may know my neighbors but what responsibility would they have, let alone me asking them to write a note about my character. I think I want to fight this requirement - Can I win this

  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Complete a firearms training course.
  • have five references from the county you reside in. The references shall clearly state that the applicant is a person of full age, sobriety and good moral character, that the applicant bears a good reputation for peace and good order in the community in which the applicant resides, and that the carrying of a concealed deadly weapon by the applicant is necessary for the protection of the applicant or the applicant’s property, or both.
  • Have never been convicted in Delaware or elsewhere of a felony or a crime of violence.
  • If under 25 years old have never been, as a juvenile, adjudicated as delinquent for conduct which, if committed by an adult, would constitute a felony.
  • Have never been convicted for the unlawful use, possession, or sale of a narcotic, dangerous drug, or central nervous system depressant or stimulant.
  • You are not subject to a Protection From Abuse Order issued by a court.
  • Have never been committed for a mental disorder to any hospital, mental institution, or sanitarium.
  • Federal Law – Prohibits the following persons
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@DavidM58 I am not versed at all in Delaware law, but heck yes… FIGHT THIS!!! Has the FPC or GOA been involved in your states requirements yet?
Why can I write this in public? Because we are so fortunate the 1st Amendment doesn’t require all that crap you listed.

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Hey there my friend - I do think this is winnable, I am not sure if any of those organization are involved, But I am going to do some additional research - this is actually preventing me from achieving my CCP - I didn’t need those opinions to purchase a gun why would I need theirs to Carry one - its a flawed requirement that makes no sense nor is it valid

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@DavidM58 Well good luck my friend. Also reach out to as many pro-2a politicians as you can. Easy to find, most have a ( R ) after their name. Conversely poking a stick at the ( D ) folks is just plain fun.
What a dopey requirement and a burden on your friends as well. It is also flawed, I could get five friends to write bogus letters that I am the best _______ (fill in the blank). Is the state going to run a background check on people’s references? Maybe they are all felons? Stupid law.

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Brother, I think anything is worth the fight!

I’m fighting for something down here in Louisiana, even though it does not affect me…
People need to understand that restrictions are FLATOUT infringement.