PensFanInDC wrote:Finally looked into getting a handgun in MD. I have to jump through about 15 hoops. What is it like to get a handgun in PA? If I own one in MD can I move to PA with no issues?
MD sucks! I am so glad i moved from that god aweful state. But to answer your question, yes you can move to PA (or just about any other state) without any issues.
Make sure you have your training done before you get fingerprinted for your HQL application. Because your fingerprints are only good for 72 hours once they are taken, so you need to get your app in ASAP. I know a few people who wasted money on their fingerprints because their training was a week away.
For reference -- in PA you walk into a gun shop, pick out your firearm, get a quick 15 min background check done, pay and walk out with your firearm. There is no finger printing, 7 day background check, two trips to the store to get your firearm, no license to own a gun or any of that other BS.