Gov. Wolf reiterated that Pennsylvania needs commonsense gun safety laws to keep communities, neighborhoods, and public spaces safe.
“We need to use the incredible system the State Police has built by requiring all those who wish to buy a gun to go through this reasonable, convenient background check system,” he said.
State legislators, stakeholders, and Acting Police Commissioner Lt. Col. Robert Evanchick supported the governor’s plea.
Pennsylvania police support universal background check
According to Lt. Col. Evanchick, the existing law in Pennsylvania does not require a background check if a firearm transaction, which falls under the long guns criteria, is between two private parties
“It is this void in the current law we are in support of changing. The Pennsylvania State Police encourages closing this void in the current law and requests that all firearm purchases and or transfer of ownership require a universal background check,” said Lt. Col. Evanchick.