Lately there has been some bad information circulating on forms concerning Gun sales and Registration in PA, as most know if buying any firearm in PA. From a dealer a background check is required.
And Handguns bought or sold privately, other than those persons listed in 18 Pa.C.S. 6111 must be transferred threw a FFL holder. Private sales of long guns are exempt.
18 Pa.C.S. § 6111: Sale or transfer of firearms
If you are acquiring or giving a firearm as a gift to or form any of the following individuals who are legible eligible to own a firearm, Spouse, Parent, child, grandparent, or grandchild. You do not need to transfer the firearm.
Is there gun Registration in Pa, to some extent yes. Thanks to the PA, Supreme Court
Ruling. This ruling pertains to the PSP keeping Sale and Back ground check Records and not destroying them as the law was meant to do.
The meat of the ruling.
"The distinction lies not in the term 'registry', as urged by Petitioners, but with what is being registered. A 'registry of firearm ownership', by plain definition, would maintain a record of ownership, whereas a registry or database of handgun sales would maintain a record of sale. While the distinction may seem slight, a registry of ownership would necessarily encompass a registration of all firearms, including long guns, firearms owned by Pennsylvanians not purchased in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, as well as information on transfers of handguns to spouses, children, and grandchildren, whereas the database of handgun sales maintained by the Commonwealth contains only information on the sale of handguns in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania."
Please review this and clarify anything that may be misconstrued, I copied the Courts Ruling of there definition of Gun Registration, There ruling is because it is not total. It is not registration.