Pennsylvania Waiting Period?


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SodiumBenzoate
April 1, 2004, 08:32 PM
Does Pennsylvania have a waiting period? I didn't know about this until I saw: http://www.firearmslawcenter.org/content/pennsylvania.asp#WaitingPeriods


No seller may deliver a firearm to a purchaser until at least 48 hours from the time the purchaser completes a purchase application. 18 Pa.C.S.A. ยง 6111.

So I guess we do, even though I always thought there wasn't one. Confirmation anyone?

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Diggler
April 1, 2004, 09:59 PM
If you have a license to carry, you just have to get the instant check over the phone and can walk out with a handgun a few minutes later. You can buy other weapons immediately with or without a LTCF.

Not sure about handguns without a LTCF. But it's a good reason to get one, makes gun shows more rewarding if you can buy the pistols too.

Dave Markowitz
April 1, 2004, 10:02 PM
There is no longer a waiting period in PA. Current law requires a PICS (PA Insta-Check) background check, which as long as you pass, allows you to take the gun home that day.

IIRC, there formerly was a waiting period on handgun purchases in PA for non-CCW holders.

AAMOF, I just bought a S&W Model 625 tonight, and it's sitting right beside me.

SodiumBenzoate
April 1, 2004, 10:13 PM
There is no longer a waiting period in PA. Current law requires a PICS (PA Insta-Check) background check, which as long as you pass, allows you to take the gun home that day.

That makes A LOT more sense than a waiting period.

P95Carry
April 1, 2004, 10:18 PM
Certainly woulda been news to me!:p

dinosaur
April 2, 2004, 07:45 AM
When I first moved here in 1995 there was a 5 day waiting period. The deputy I spoke to told me the Sheriff wouldn't do a background check and made everyone who wanted to purchase a pistol get a LTC. Then came the Insta-check or whatever they call it. Imagine that, "You can't have a pistol unless you have a carry permit. Here's your permit." :cool:

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