Pennsylvania law prohibits the possession of machine guns, unless the machine gun was registered under the National Firearms Act, or falls within some other exception.1 Note that the National Firearms Act generally allows private citizens to register and possess machine guns so long as they were manufactured prior to May 19, 1986, and are not prohibited by state or local law.

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  1. 18 Pa. Cons. Stat. Ann. § 908(a), (b)(1). ⤴︎