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Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 2021 ‘Gun Shows in Pennsylvania.’ Gun Sales. San Francisco, CA: Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 28 July
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…
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