No, they are not registered to anyone! There is a transfer data base, however many in law enforcement incorrectly and illegally use it as a "registry".338/378wm said:pistols are absolutely registered to the individual owner. if you own any pistols law enforcement in pa knows exactly what pistols you own.
Yes, there is a name associated with the serial number if the gun was bought or transferred in PA. However, because people who move to PA are not required to "register" their handguns, or handguns properly passed between certain family members; between spouses, between parents and children, between grandparents and grandchildren are not included in this data base, courts have ruled that it is not a "registry".treedaddy said:intresting, a few years ago my step daughter was having "marriage" problems, she gave me her 9mm for safe keeping, the husband claimed it was his and that I stole it. I contacted the state police(after I spoke to my attorney) about said gun, and in about 10 minutes or less the via the guns serial # told me that it was "in step daughters name" not her husband, are hand gun regestered in pa no, not any more , is there a name associated with the guns serial # ,most def.
All you have is a data base of transfers that is ILLEGALLY being used as a registry.338/378wm said:I disagree with you. I could run an fs adm and find every pistol you own. pistols are in fact forever registered to the owner. im surprised a former law enforcement officer doesn't know this.
Wrong! The database only goes back to the time when they started making MOST people transfer @ a FFL.338/378wm said:I disagree with you. I could run an fs adm and find every pistol you own. pistols are in fact forever registered to the owner.
This is now true, except it has not been in existence more than 20 years.338/378wm said:you are not allowed to sell a pistol to someone without doing a transfer. unless it comes under the family exemption.