Can I buy a gun if I have a juvenile record in Pennsylvania?


Most people do not realize it, but there are many juvenile adjudications which make it a crime for an adult to possess or attempt to purchase a gun. Pennsylvania law makes it a third degree felony to knowingly and intentionally make a a false statement or omission in connection with the purchase of a firearm. Most gun purchasers will undergo a state and federal background check in connection with the purchase of a gun, and the application form is not always easy to understand. This makes ignorance of the disclosure obligations a risky proposition. If you are considering purchasing a firearm and have any prior arrests as an adult or juvenile, click here to learn more about Pennsylvania's Making a False Statement in Connection with the Purchase of a Firearm statute and the types of arrests and other issues which need to be included when filling out the Pennsylvania State Police and federal background check forms.