Pennsylvania is a shall-issue state with concealed weapons permits issued at the county level by the sheriff’s office or if a resident of a city of the first class, with the chief of police of that city.
There is no permit required to purchase firearms and although there is no comprehensive firearms registration, the state police maintain a database of all handgun buyers. Private-party transfers of handguns must be conducted through a licensed dealer or at a county sheriff’s office, and a background check is required. These requirements do not apply to transfers between spouses, parents and children, or grandparents and grandchildren.
Open carry is legal in Pennsylvania for anyone 18 or older who is legally allowed to possess a firearm. You will need a Pennsylvania License to Carry Firearms (LCF) or a permit/license from a state with which PA has reciprocity in order to open or conceal carry in a vehicle and to open carry in the city of Philadelphia. Some areas are off-limits, including schools and courthouses.
Concealed carry is legal with an LCF or a license/permit that Pennsylvania honors. Pennsylvania LCF are issued to residents and non-residents that are at least 21 years old. Non-residents must already have a permit to carry in their home state in order to obtain a Pennsylvania permit. There is no training requirement. In terms of reciprocity, Pennsylvania will only honor resident CCW licenses from states with which it has a reciprocity agreement.
Pennsylvania is a Castle Doctrine state and has a “stand your ground” law. There is no duty to retreat in your residence or any place where you have a legal right to be if confronted with a deadly weapon or an object that appears to be one. Under the law, the use of force against another person is justifiable if the person who acts in self-defense believe that the use of force is: “immediately necessary for the purpose of protecting himself against the use of unlawful force by such other person on the present occasion.”
宾夕法尼亚枪法摘要 宾夕法尼亚州是县政府，由县治安官办公室（如果是头等城市的居民）在县一级颁发隐匿武器许可证，并由该市警察局长颁发。 无需购买枪支，尽管没有全面的枪支注册，但州警察保留所有手枪购买者的数据库。私下转移手枪必须通过持牌经销商或县治安官办公室进行，并且需要背景调查。这些要求不适用于配偶，父母与子女或祖父母与孙子女之间的转移。 在宾夕法尼亚州，合法携带任何枪支的18岁或18岁以上的人都可以使用公开进位。您需要宾夕法尼亚州携带枪支许可证（LCF）或PA具有互惠性的州的许可/许可证，才能在车辆中打开或隐藏随身行李以及在费城开张随身行李。某些区域是禁止进入的，包括学校和法院大楼。 隐蔽携带是合法的，具有LCF或宾夕法尼亚州所认可的许可证/许可证。宾夕法尼亚州的LCF发放给年满21岁的居民和非居民。非居民必须已经有许可证可以在其本州携带，以获得宾夕法尼亚州的许可证。没有培训要求。在互惠方面，宾夕法尼亚州只会遵守与互惠协议所在州的居民CCW许可证。 宾夕法尼亚州是一个城堡主义国家，并拥有“立于不败之地”的法律。如果遇到致命武器或看似是一件的物体，则没有义务在您的住所或您拥有合法权利的任何地方撤退。根据法律，如果自卫行为的人认为使用武力是合理的，则对他人使用武力是合理的：“出于保护自己不受他人使用非法武力的目的，迫在眉睫。目前的情况。”
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