In Pennsylvania, there are certain laws in effect regarding the purchase, selling, handling and possession of firearms. Due to their dangerous nature, if you break these laws, you could face serious consequences. Today, Marros Law Office examines one such potential offense: straw purchases.
What is a straw purchase? In short, it's an act in which one party buys a firearm on behalf of a party who is legally disallowed from purchasing guns for themselves. In essence, you're acting as the "strawman". Not all straw purchases are illegal. In fact, there are entire industries based around agencies or individuals who buy items on another person's behalf.