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Firearms charges can be misdemeanors or felonies, depending upon the circumstances. For instance, if a person is carrying a concealed handun without a concealed weapon permit, will likely be charged with a misdemeanor. Conversely, a person previously convicted of certain offenses, who possesses a weapon, commits a felony.
It is a misdemeanor, if you provide a false or misleading answer to a question at the time you are attempting to purchase a firearm. More serious cases, such as purchasing a firearm for another person can lead to being charged in federal court. This are referred to as "straw purchases."
Police and the Attorney General's Office have been cracking down on people that purchase the individual parts needed to make a gun and then either carry the homemade weapon or provide the firearm to a person ineligible to possess a gun. These homemade firearms are called "ghost guns" because they have no serial number and cannot be traced.
Penalties for violating Pennsylvania firearms law can range from probation to a term of incarceration in a state correctional institution.
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