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Owning a gun legally in Pennsylvania

On Behalf of | Sep 5, 2018 | Criminal Defense, Firm News

Every state has their own specific laws when it comes to legally owning a gun. The law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is relatively strict, being ranked as the 10th strictest state by the Brady Center.

Guns can be owned legally in order to protect citizens, but they also present clear dangers of their own. This is why it is vital that you observe the law when it comes to gun regulations, or you may find yourself facing serious consequences.

Can I legally own a gun in Pennsylvania?

In order to legally own a gun in the state of Pennsylvania, you must be 18 years or older. In order to carry a concealed weapon in the state, you must also have a License to Carry Firearms permit (LTCF). In order to apply for this license, you must be at least 21 years old.

If you committed a felony in the past, you are not necessarily exempt from gun ownership. It depends on the type of felony that you committed. It’s important for those with criminal records to ascertain whether or not gun ownership is precluded by a conviction.

You are unable to legally own a gun if you have a drug or alcohol addiction, are an undocumented immigrant or if you have been declared mentally ill.

If you own a gun and you have been accused of owning a gun illegally, it is important to take action immediately so that you can adequately defend yourself. Otherwise, you could face imprisonment and permanent restrictions on your constitutional rights. Contact the Quinn Law firm at 814-806-2518 to learn more.

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