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How to buy a gun in Pennsylvania


Pennsylvania is a gun-friendly state. According to its State Constitutional Provision, “The right of the citizens to bear arms in defense of themselves and the State shall not be questioned.” Therefore buying a rifle or shotgun is very easy in Pennsylvania but the same does not apply to handguns. To acquire a new handgun you need to purchase it from a licensed dealer or have the handgun transferred in the county sheriff’s office. Also all types of guns bought from the licensed dealer will be subject to instant checks. And you must sign a transfer application/record of sale when purchasing a handgun but you don’t need a transfer application/record to transfer a rifle or shotgun.  There is a $2 fee for the instant check and a $3 charge for firearm sale an add-on to cover telephone costs.

Also if you are acquiring a gun because you are a sportsperson then you need a sportsman’s firearm permit. You can get it by applying to the county treasurer. You must present your ‘hunting or fishing license.’ The permit costs $6.00 and must be carried with a valid hunting or fishing license. It is valid for five years.

Another important thing you should remember is that to carry a concealed handgun, you need a “License To Carry Firearms.” You do not require a LTCF to carry a firearm openly in a vehicle or in Philadelphia. The license is valid for five years and costs $19.00.

To learn more about the license, visit: http://www.nraila.org/statelawpdfs/PASL.pdf

Where to get a gun in Pennsylvania

In Pennsylvania, guns for sale can be bought from a variety of stores. You can buy a new gun from a physical store or used guns for sale from an online store. The key to finding a right gun is to do a lot of research about the relevant laws and places where you can purchase a gun. There are many good options available for guns for sale in Pennsylvania.

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