Effective November 22, 1995, 18 Pa.C.S. § 6105(a) prohibits persons convicted of any of the following offenses under 18 Pa.C.S. from possessing, using, controlling, transferring, manufacturing, or obtaining a license to possess, use, control, transfer, or manufacture a firearm in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. A conviction includes a finding of guilty or the entering of a plea of guilty or nolo contendere, whether or not judgment has been imposed, as determined by the law of the jurisdiction in which the prosecution was held. The term does not include a conviction which has been expunged or overturned or for which an individual has been pardoned unless the pardon expressly provides that the individual may not possess or transport firearms.
§908 Prohibited offensive weapons
§911 Corrupt organizations
§912 Possession of weapon on school property
§2503 Voluntary manslaughter
§2504 Involuntary manslaughter, if the offense is based on the reckless use of a firearm
§2702 Aggravated assault
§2703 Assault by prisoner
§2704 Assault by life prisoner
§2716 Weapons of mass destruction
§2902 Unlawful restraint
§2910 Luring a child into a motor vehicle or structure
§3123 Involuntary deviate sexual intercourse
§3125 Aggravated indecent assault
§3301 Arson and related offenses
§3302 Causing or risking catastrophe
§3503 Criminal trespass, if the offense is graded a felony of the second degree or higher
§3702 Robbery of motor vehicle
§3921 Theft by unlawful taking or disposition, upon conviction of the second felony offense
§3923 Theft by extortion, when the offense is accompanied by threats of violence
§3925 Receiving stolen property, upon conviction of the second felony offense
§4906 False reports to law enforcement authorities, if the fictitious report involved the theft of a firearm as provided in 4906(c)(2)
§4912 Impersonating a public servant if the person is impersonating a law enforcement officer
§4952 Intimidation of witnesses or victims
§4953 Retaliation against witness, victim or party
§5122 Weapons or implements for escape
§5515 Prohibiting of paramilitary training
§5516 Facsimile weapons of mass destruction
§6110.1 Possession of firearm by minor
§6301 Corruption of minors
§6302 Sale or lease of weapons and explosives
Any offense equivalent to any of the above-enumerated offenses under the prior laws of this Commonwealth or any offense equivalent to any of the above-enumerated offenses under the statutes of any other state or of the United States.
Effective November 22, 1995, 18 Pa.C.S. § 6105(c) also prohibits the following persons from possessing, using, controlling, transferring, manufacturing, or obtaining a license to possess, use, control, transfer, or manufacture a firearm in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
ARE YOU A PERSON WHO:
1.is a fugitive from justice; or
2.has been convicted of an offense under the act of April 14, 1972 (P.L. 233, No. 64), known as The Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act, or any equivalent Federal statute or equivalent statute of any other state, that may be punishable by a term of imprisonment exceeding two years; or
3.has been convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol or controlled substance as provided in 75 Pa.C.S. § 3802 (relating to driving under influence of alcohol or controlled substance) or the former 75 Pa.C.S. § 3731, on three or more separate occasions within a five-year period. For the purposes of this paragraph only, the prohibition of subsection 6105(a) shall only apply to transfers or purchases of firearms after the third conviction; or
4.has been adjudicated as an incompetent or who has been involuntarily committed to a mental institution for inpatient care and treatment under section 302, 303, or 304 of the provisions of the act of July 9, 1976 (P.L. 817, No. 143), known as the Mental Health Procedures Act; or
5.being an alien, is illegally or unlawfully in the United States; or
6.is the subject of an active protection from abuse order issued pursuant to 23 Pa.C.S. § 6108 (relating to relief), which order provided for the relinquishment of firearms during the period of time the order is in effect. This prohibition shall terminate upon the expiration or vacation of an active protection from abuse order or portion thereof relating to the relinquishment of firearms; or
7.was adjudicated delinquent by a court pursuant to 42 Pa.C.S. § 6341 (relating to adjudication) or under any equivalent Federal statute or statute of any other state as a result of conduct which if committed by an adult would constitute an offense under 18 Pa.C.S. § 2502, 2503, 2702, 2703, 2704, 2901, 3121, 3123, 3301, 3502, 3701, and 3923; or
8.was adjudicated delinquent by a court pursuant to 42 Pa.C.S. § 6341 or under any equivalent Federal statute or statute of any other state as a result of conduct which if committed by an adult would constitute an offense enumerated in 18 Pa.C.S. § 6105(b) with the exception of those crimes set forth in paragraph 7. This prohibition shall terminate 15 years after the last applicable delinquent adjudication or upon the person reaching the age of 30, whichever is earlier.
9.is prohibited from possessing or acquiring a firearm under 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(9) (relating to unlawful acts) who has been convicted in any
court of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence by a person in any of the following relationships: (i) the current or former spouse, parent or guardian of the victim; (ii) a person with whom the victim shares a child in common; (iii) a person who cohabits with or has cohabited with the victim as a spouse, parent or guardian; or (iv) a person similarly situated to a spouse, parent, or guardian of the victim; then the relationship need not be an element of the offense to meet the requirements of this paragraph.
PRIVACY ACT NOTICE
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