With the recent growth of violent crimes committed with handguns, Pennsylvania legislators have rushed to install tougher gun laws.

The focus of the new gun bill is intended to reform two areas. The first reform will double the minimum sentence of violent firearms offenses committed against police officers. The second area of reform concerns “straw purchases” where a person who can legally purchase firearms does so for a person who cannot legally own a firearm. The new legislation raises the statute of limitations of the crime from two to five years. Click here to read more.