Pennsylvania State Law Summary

Posted on January 1, 2015


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


Among other things, Pennsylvania:

However, Pennsylvania does not:

In 2012, Pennsylvania ranked 27th in terms of gun deaths per capita among the states, with 1,453 gun deaths for that year alone. Pennsylvania had the 30th highest rate of crime gun exports among the states in 2009meaning 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 also the top interstate supplier of crime guns to Delaware and New Jersey.

We are currently in the process of updating this page to reflect laws enacted in 2015. In the meantime, please contact the Law Center directly for questions about new 2015 laws.

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.