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What are the penalties for illegal possession of a firearm?


There are many people in Philadelphia who own or possess firearms. Many of these individuals are allowed to possess the firearms and have the proper licenses to carry them. However, many people have lost their right to possess firearms as a result of committing certain crimes. Previously we discussed the many offenses that result in the loss of a person's right to possess a firearm.

Who is not allowed to possess a firearm in Pennsylvania?


The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution protects a person's right to bear arms in Pennsylvania. Many people in Pennsylvania exercise this right and own firearms of various sorts. People may own rifles, shotguns, handguns and other types of firearms. However, this right to own firearms can be taken away from people if they are convicted of certain crimes.

Man faces weapons charges after alleged assault on EMT


Many people in Philadelphia own or possess guns and other various weapons. People own guns for a variety of reasons, from hunting to personal safety. In order to legally own a gun, however, the person must have a permit for it. However, many people do not have permits or are prohibited from owning a gun for other reasons. If the person does not own the gun legally, they could face serious gun charges if they are caught with one.

Hospital worker faces weapons charge after alleged assault


Every day in Philadelphia, people get upset with each other for a variety of reasons. Many times, people just engage in a verbal exchange to voice their differences. However, sometimes, people resort to physical means to resolve their differences. When people resort to physical means, they may be charged with an assault. If a weapon was used during the altercation, the person may be facing a more serious assault charge and weapons charges as well.

Teen faces weapons charges after incident with an airsoft gun


Many people in Philadelphia can remember having a BB gun or airsoft gun as a child. Target practice with the guns out in the country can be a fun activity. However, shooting the guns around people could result in serious weapons charges, as if it were a gun with actual bullets. They are considered firearms and possession of a firearm by a minor is not taken lightly. What may seem like innocent fun, could result in penalties that follow a minor for a long time.

Pennsylvania man who reported carjacking now faces gun charges


A Pennsylvania resident recently reported to police that he had been assaulted and carjacked. The 33-year-old man reported that three bearded males approached him in the South side of Easton. One of the males was allegedly armed with a gun. The police were able to recover the vehicle that had reportedly been carjacked. A loaded handgun was discovered in the vehicle while the police were searching for evidence of the crime.

Pennsylvania man who reported carjacking now faces gun charges

A Pennsylvania resident recently reported to police that he had been assaulted and carjacked. The 33-year-old man reported that three bearded males approached him in the South side of Easton. One of the males was allegedly armed with a gun. The police were able to recover the vehicle that had reportedly been carjacked. A loaded handgun was discovered in the vehicle while the police were searching for evidence of the crime.

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