Originally Posted by JimBean
So private sales are confiscated in PA?
Private sales of handguns have to go through a FFL, except between spouses, parents and children, or grandparents and grandchildren. Obviously people who move into the state and bring guns with them wouldn't have their guns in the database either. They get away with the database because it's incomplete for the above reasons, so the courts said technically it's not registration. Some LEO's either don't know that it's not really registration, or just don't like guns, and have taken CCWer's guns because they weren't in the database. It's not extremely common, but it happens enough that some people who got the gun through one of the exemptions, or moved into the state, will still pay a FFL to run the background check just so they show up as the owner in the database