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    Default Is it illegal to private sell or transfer long guns in pa?

    I know i've heard it a million times otherwise, but i am trying to figure out what makes this wrong:

    PA Title 18 section 6111:
    Code:
            (c)  Duty of other persons.--Any person who is not a licensed
         importer, manufacturer or dealer and who desires to sell or
         transfer a firearm to another unlicensed person shall do so only
         upon the place of business of a licensed importer, manufacturer,
         dealer or county sheriff's office, the latter of whom shall
         follow the procedure set forth in this section as if he were the
         seller of the firearm. The provisions of this section shall not
         apply to transfers between spouses or to transfers between a
         parent and child or to transfers between grandparent and
         grandchild.

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    Default Re: Is it illegal to private sell or transfer long guns in pa?

    I think this has to do specifically with the definition of "firearm" in the referenced section of text. I believe there are multiple definitions of "firearm" used in PA code and some are narrowly defined to basically only refer to handguns, and others are much broader. You have to know which definition applies to that section. I am not a lawyer and not an expert on law.

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    Default Re: Is it illegal to private sell or transfer long guns in pa?

    "Firearm." Any pistol or revolver with a barrel length less
    than 15 inches, any shotgun with a barrel length less than 18
    inches or any rifle with a barrel length less than 16 inches, or
    any pistol, revolver, rifle or shotgun with an overall length of
    less than 26 inches. The barrel length of a firearm shall be
    determined by measuring from the muzzle of the barrel to the
    face of the closed action, bolt or cylinder, whichever is
    applicable.
    This is the definition. Cleared it up a bit

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    Default Re: Is it illegal to private sell or transfer long guns in pa?

    Pa tp Pa res with driver license ok. Long guns, shotguns, c&r ok. Shotguns and rifles need to be correct barrel length.

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    Default Re: Is it illegal to private sell or transfer long guns in pa?

    Quote Originally Posted by bogey1 View Post
    Pa tp Pa res with driver license ok. Long guns, shotguns, c&r ok. Shotguns and rifles need to be correct barrel length.
    PA residents that do not have a driver's license can legally transact as well, so long as they are not legally disqualified by means of criminal record or involuntary mental health commitment.
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    Default Re: Is it illegal to private sell or transfer long guns in pa?

    Make sure you ask to see their LTCF!

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    Default Re: Is it illegal to private sell or transfer long guns in pa?

    Oh no! Rock island you didn’t just do that.

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    Default Re: Is it illegal to private sell or transfer long guns in pa?

    I wouldn't do it unless the buyer had a note from their parent, or guardian.









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    Default Re: Is it illegal to private sell or transfer long guns in pa?

    Quote Originally Posted by RockIsland View Post
    Make sure you ask to see their LTCF!
    But don't ask about their wife or kids. Or something about a McRib sandwich.
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    Default Re: Is it illegal to private sell or transfer long guns in pa?

    Quote Originally Posted by RockIsland View Post
    Make sure you ask to see their LTCF!
    I am gonna make a BIG bag of popcorn ..................

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