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Legal Information: Pennsylvania

State Gun Laws

Updated: 
February 5, 2020

I do not have a PFA against the abuser, and s/he has not been convicted of a crime. How can I stay safe?

You can still make a plan for your safety.  See our Staying Safe page for more information.  You can also contact your local domestic violence organization for additional help.  You may want to talk to them about whether leaving the area - either long term or for a little while - might help improve your safety.  See our PA Advocates and Shelters page to find a local domestic violence organization near you.

For additional information on gun laws in Pennsylvania, you can go to the Giffords Law Center website.