Pennsylvania State Firearm Data

State-by-State

Year: 2018
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Pennsylvania

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State Gun Laws
No Gun Related Suicide Data
Available for 2018
No Gun Related Homicide Data
Available for 2018

Provisions for 2018

Provision Name
Provision Description
Current Status
Provision Name
age18longgunsale
Provision Description
Purchase of long guns from licensed dealers and private sellers restricted to age 18 and older
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
ccbackground
Provision Description
Concealed carry permit process requires a background check
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
ccbackgroundnics
Provision Description
Concealed carry permit background check explicitly requires a check of the NICS database
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
ccrenewbackground
Provision Description
Concealed carry permit renewal requires a new background check
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
ccrevoke
Provision Description
Authorities are required to revoke concealed carry permits under certain circumstances
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
danger
Provision Description
Firearm purchase/possession prohibited if person deemed by court to be danger to oneself or others
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
dealer
Provision Description
State dealer license required for sale of all firearms
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
dealerh
Provision Description
State dealer license required for handgun sales
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
defactoregh
Provision Description
De facto registration of handguns is in place because of a recordkeeping requirement for all handgun sales
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
drugmisdemeanor
Provision Description
Drug misdemeanor is prohibitive for firearm purchase/possession
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
elementary
Provision Description
No gun carrying on elementary school property, including concealed weapons permittees
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
gunshowh
Provision Description
Background checks required for purchase of handguns at gun shows at point of purchase
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
incidentremoval
Provision Description
State law requires law enforcement to remove firearms from the scene of a domestic violence incident
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
invcommitment
Provision Description
Involuntary commitment (inpatient) is prohibitive for firearm purchase/possession
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
liability
Provision Description
Strict liability for damages resulting from illegal gun sales
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
lockd
Provision Description
Safety lock required for handguns sold through dealers
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
mcdv
Provision Description
State law automatically prohibits misdemeanor crime of domestic violence (MCDV) offenders from possessing firearms
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
mcdvsurrender
Provision Description
State law automatically requires MCDV offenders to surrender their firearms
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
mcdvsurrendernoconditions
Provision Description
No additional finding is required before the firearm surrender provisions apply
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
mentalhealth
Provision Description
Required background checks include an explicit requirement for search of state mental health records
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
permitconcealed
Provision Description
Permit required to carry concealed weapons
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
recordsallh
Provision Description
Record keeping and retention required for all sellers and all dealers for handgun sales
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
recordsdealer
Provision Description
Record keeping and retention required for licensed dealers for all firearm sales
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
recordsdealerh
Provision Description
Record keeping and retention required for licensed dealers for handgun sales
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
relinquishment
Provision Description
People are required to relinquish their firearms after they become prohibited from possessing them
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
reportallh
Provision Description
Reporting of sales records to the state required for all sellers and all dealers for handgun sales
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
reportdealer
Provision Description
Reporting of sales records to the state required for licensed dealers for all firearm sales
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
reportdealerh
Provision Description
Reporting of sales records to the state required for licensed dealers for handgun sales
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
security
Provision Description
At least one store security precaution required
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
stalking
Provision Description
A stalking conviction is prohibitive for firearm possession
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
statechecksh
Provision Description
State conducts separate background checks, beyond the federal NICS check, for handguns
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
strawpurchaseh
Provision Description
No person may purchase a handgun on behalf of another person
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
threedaylimit
Provision Description
Background checks for gun sales or permits have more than a three-day limit in which they must be completed
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
universalh
Provision Description
Universal background check required at point of transfer for handguns
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
universalpermith
Provision Description
Background checks conducted through permit requirement for all handgun sales (or universal background checks)
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
violentpartial
Provision Description
Firearm possession is prohibited for people with a history of a violent misdemeanor punishable by more than one year of imprisonment
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
waitingh
Provision Description
Waiting period is required on all handgun purchases from dealers
Current Status
Current