Pennsylvania State Law Summary

Posted on January 1, 2012


View a comprehensive summary of new state laws enacted in 2013 and 2014.



Among other things, Pennsylvania:

However, Pennsylvania does not:

In 2010, Pennsylvania had the 30th highest number of gun deaths per capita among the states. Pennsylvania had the 30th highest rate of crime gun exports among the states in 2009–meaning that crime guns originally sold in Pennsylvania were recovered after being used in crimes in other states at the 30th highest rate among the states. Based on data published by Mayors Against Illegal Guns, in every year from 2006 through 2009, Pennsylvania was one of the top ten interstate suppliers of crime guns. Pennsylvania is the top interstate supplier of crime guns to Delaware and New Jersey.

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.