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The Law of Guns in Pennsylvania: The Lifecycle of a Firearm

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Price: $69.00
Item Code: 10504-BK


This book is designed to help you understand the full cycle of firearms law under Pennsylvania and federal law. You’ll see how the firearms regulatory infrastructure handles each aspect of a firearms transaction, how firearms and people who use firearms are regulated and how the legal system handles the persons prohibited from possession firearms, prosecution of crimes related to firearms and the use of lethal force.

Summary of Contents

  • The Law of Guns in Pennsylvania

  • Why Are We Talking About This?
    Before We Begin
    Considerations for Firearms Scenarios
    Topics for Discussion
    Obtaining a Handgun: Federal Laws
    Let’s Look at the Form 4473
    Obtaining a Handgun
    Transferring a Handgun
    License to Carry Firearms (LTCF)
    18 Pa.C.S. §6109 Licensing
    Standard for Issuance
    Philadelphia Differences
    § 6108-Carrying Firearms on Public Streets or Public Property in Philadelphia
    LTCF Not Needed to
    Act 235 Does Not Equal LTCF
    Judicial Review of Revocations
    Standard of Review
    Carry Laws Vary by State
    Reciprocity Governed by Statute
    The (Former) Florida “Loophole”
    Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Website
    Interstate Transportation in Vehicle
    Who Can’t Possess a Firearm in Pennsylvania?
    Adjudicated Incompetent & Involuntary Committed
    Recovering Firearms Rights after Incompetency or Commitment
    Domestic Violence Statutes: Where to Look
    Domestic Violence in Pennsylvania: 23 Pa.C.S.A. § 6102
    How is Domestic Violence Charged and Why does it Matter for Firearms Cases?
    Facts about PFA Orders
    PFA’s Against Law Enforcement Professionals
    Proper Venue for PFA
    Temporary PFA Orders: 23 Pa.C.S.A. § 6107(b)
    Final PFA Orders: 23 Pa.C.S.A. § 6107
    Return of Firearms: 23 Pa.C.S.A. § 6108.1
    HB 2060 Fixes as of 10/18/2018
    Relief from Disability
    Dealing in Firearms
    Meet the Regulator - ATF
    Purpose of the GCA of 1968
    Overview of GCA – Section 921
    “Interstate of Foreign Commerce”
    “Engaged in the Business”
    “With the Principal Objective of Livelihood and Profit”
    GCA Section 922 – Unlawful Acts
    GCA – Section 923 (Licensing)
    GCA – Section 924
    GCA – Sections 925, 926 & 927
    GCA Transfers - Overview
    What is NICS?
    GCA – Prohibited Persons
    Sales/Transfers Between FFLs
    Sales to Law Enforcement
    Removed, Obliterated, Altered SN
    GCA – Machine Gun Prohibition
    Federal and State Laws
    National Firearms Act of 1934
    Registration of NFA Firearms
    NFA Transfers (Generally)
    Warrantless Inspections - Generally
    Limits on Warrantless Inspection
    ATF Warrantless Inspection
    ATF Rulings
    Other ATF Publications
    ATF Guidance on Licensing
    Recordkeeping - 22 C.F.R. Pt. 478, Subpart H
    Mandatory Disclosures - ATF
    Format for A&D Record
    Records Retention
    GCA Penalties
    Inspections – Adverse Actions
    GCA Penalties
    License Suspension
    NFA Penalties
    Application of Deadly Force
    Justification – Affirmative Defense
    Other Deadly Force Issues
    Commonwealth v. Chermansky
    After Deadly Force
    Firearms Scenarios: Navigating the Ethical Minefields
    Can You Hang Onto This for Me?
    Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell?
    An Innocent Felony?
    Are We Selling This Gun or What?
    Are You My Reference?
    Obtaining Additional Information
  • Appendices
Practice Areas
Published: 10/22/2018
Pages: 149
Size: 8.5x11