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6127. Firearm Tracing

§6127. Firearm Tracing.

(a) Illegal possession.--Upon confiscating or recovering a firearm from the possession of anyone who is not permitted by Federal or State law to possess a firearm, a local law enforcement agency shall use the best available information, including a firearms trace where necessary, to determine how and from where the person gained possession of the firearm.

(b) Tracing.--Local law enforcement shall use the National Tracing Center of the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in complying with subsection (a).

(c) Notification.--Local law enforcement agencies shall advise the Pennsylvania State Police of all firearms that are recovered in accordance with this section.

CREDIT(S)

2007, July 17, P.L. 139, No. 41, § 4, effective in 60 days [Sept. 17, 2007]. Amended 2008, Oct. 17, P.L. 1628, No. 131, § 7, effective in 60 days [Dec. 16, 2008].

HISTORICAL AND STATUTORY NOTES

Act 2008-131 legislation

Act 2008-131, § 7, inserted "confiscating or" and deleted "under 21 years of age" following "where the person".

18 Pa.C.S.A. § 6127, PA ST 18 Pa.C.S.A. § 6127

Current through Act 2009-12

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