Philadelphia to Enforce Lost and Stolen Gun Law
Residents who fail to report a lost or stolen gun are subject to prosecution
The Lost or Stolen Firearm Law is not new. In fact, it has been on the books for nearly a decade but was never enforced by the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office. That is now changing and the City of Philadelphia is making a marked effort to get guns off the street.
Simply put, if you live in Philadelphia and fail to report a lost or stolen gun, you will now be subject to prosecution. More specifically, such reporting must be swift. Those who fail to call 911 within 24 hours of having their gun lost or stolen can face a fine of up to $2,000. Repeat offenders can face jail time. It is important to take a “don’t wait” approach.
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