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Pennsylvania Waiting Period?

Discussion in 'Legal' started by SodiumBenzoate, Apr 1, 2004.

  1. SodiumBenzoate

    SodiumBenzoate New Member

    Does Pennsylvania have a waiting period? I didn't know about this until I saw: http://www.firearmslawcenter.org/content/pennsylvania.asp#WaitingPeriods

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

    Diggler New Member

    No waiting period if you have a LTCF permit.

    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.
  3. Dave Markowitz

    Dave Markowitz Active Member

    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.
  4. SodiumBenzoate

    SodiumBenzoate New Member

    That makes A LOT more sense than a waiting period.
  5. P95Carry

    P95Carry Moderator Emeritus

    Certainly woulda been news to me!:p
  6. dinosaur

    dinosaur New Member

    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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