I can find no source indicating that open carry requires any license in DE. Some DE localities though have grandfathered restrictions which can trip you up.Mike, let me rephrase my question. From what I understand, one must have a license to carry open or concealed.
:question:OK - what exactly does that mean? I can understand if Dover has grandfathered lawsthat don't allow open carry, but I can still carry my 1911 .45 concealed with my Florida permit, right? I'm an open carry Virginian who's going to be in Dover for the next 6 weeks.i open carry everywhere especially when driving through wilmington, im pretty certain you can carry open everywhere except dover, you cant even carry a bb gun there.
Welcome to OCDO, usmarine!! Thanks for the advice. I do have one comment regarding your experience at Wal-Mart. The general consensus posted here is that Wal-Mart Corporate normally sides with local law - if you aren't breaking the law by OC'ing, then Corporate doesn't usually have a problem with it, unless you're acting in a manner that upsets other customers. Some local manager-types may not like it, and may give you the boot out the door initially, but a quick communiqué to Corporate normally results in an attitude adjustment and an apology on the part of the manager, and no hassles on future visits. Check out the discussion on a situation in a Hampton, VA Wal-Mart:You DONT need a permit to open carry ANYWHERE in DE, but it isn't popular and the police may hassle you. Be VERY careful where you take your weapons, such as private businesses and such, they'll probably through a fit if you just walked in. I got kicked out of a walmart.