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State of Pennsylvania. 2012 ‘18 Pa. Cons. Stat. Ann. § 6111(c), etc..’ Firearms Law Database - Gun Shows in Pennsylvania. San Francisco, CA: Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 1 January
Gun Shows in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania does not specifically regulate gun shows. However, it does regulate where and how private persons may transfer handguns and short-barreled rifles and shotguns to unlicensed transferees. It specifies that the place of business for a retail dealer includes a lawful gun show or meet.
Since a transfer of a handgun must take place at the place of business of a licensed dealer, a private person may thus transfer a handgun to an unlicensed transferee at a gun show. However, the private seller must have a licensed importer, manufacturer, dealer or county sheriff's office perform a background check on the prospective purchaser…