4/11/19by News Department on 04/11/19
New PFA/Gun Law...
A new law, meant to protect domestic violence victims, across Pennsylvania, went into effect on Wednesday.
Now, gun owners who have a PFA against them will have to turn over their guns to law enforcement.
This new law was first signed in October and instead of months to turn over weapons, as of Wednesday, gun owners with PFAs against them only have 24 hours to give their firearms to law enforcement. Before this law was passed, those with a PFA against them could turn over weapons to family members, friends, or the sheriff's department. That has changed under the new law.
According to the Domestic Violence Service Center, law enforcement responds to a domestic violence call about 24 times a day. If you know of anyone who needs help, call the Domestic Violence Service Center at 800-424-5600.