State Law Background

Among other things, Pennsylvania:

However, Pennsylvania does not:

In 2016, Pennsylvania had the 20th lowest gun death rate per capita among the states, with 1,555 gun deaths for that year alone. Pennsylvania had the 19th lowest rate of crime gun exports among the states in 2016meaning that crime guns originally sold in Pennsylvania were recovered after being used in crimes in other states at the 19th lowest rate among the states. However, Pennsylvania still exports guns used in crime at nearly twice the rate at which it imports them, making Pennsylvania a net exporter of guns used in crime.

Pennsylvania Firearms Laws

For details about specific firearms laws in Pennsylvania, choose a topic below, or see all of the firearms laws in this state.