It's been a long time since I was a full-time resident of PA (the .mil will do that to you), but I still maintain my PADL and PA LTCF.
What are the rules for loaning handguns out among lawful citizens? From what I recall, as long as you have a valid LCTF, you can be loaned a handgun. Is this still correct?
§ 6115. Loans on, or lending or giving firearms prohibited.
(a) Offense defined.--No person shall make any loan secured
by mortgage, deposit or pledge of a firearm, nor, except as
provided in subsection (b), shall any person lend or give a
firearm to another or otherwise deliver a firearm contrary to
the provisions of this subchapter.
(1) Subsection (a) shall not apply if any of the
(i) The person who receives the firearm is licensed
to carry a firearm under section 6109 (relating to
(ii) The person who receives the firearm is exempt
(iii) The person who receives the firearm is engaged
in a hunter safety program certified by the Pennsylvania
Game Commission or a firearm training program or
competition sanctioned or approved by the National Rifle
(iv) The person who receives the firearm meets all
of the following:
(A) Is under 18 years of age.
(B) Pursuant to section 6110.1 (relating to
possession of firearm by minor) is under the
supervision, guidance and instruction of a
responsible individual who:
(I) is 21 years of age or older; and
(II) is not prohibited from owning or
possessing a firearm under section 6105 (relating
to persons not to possess, use, manufacture,
control, sell or transfer firearms).
(v) The person who receives the firearm is lawfully
hunting or trapping and is in compliance with the
provisions of Title 34 (relating to game).
(vi) A bank or other chartered lending institution
is able to adequately secure firearms in its possession.
(2) Nothing in this section shall be construed to
prohibit the transfer of a firearm under 20 Pa.C.S. Ch. 21
(relating to intestate succession) or by bequest if the
individual receiving the firearm is not precluded from owning
or possessing a firearm under section 6105.
(3) Nothing in this section shall be construed to
prohibit the loaning or giving of a firearm to another in
one's dwelling or place of business if the firearm is
retained within the dwelling or place of business.
(4) Nothing in this section shall prohibit the
relinquishment of firearms to a third party in accordance
with 23 Pa.C.S. § 6108.3 (relating to relinquishment to third
party for safekeeping).
(June 13, 1995, 1st Sp.Sess., P.L.1024, No.17, eff. 120 days;
Nov. 10, 2005, P.L.335, No.66, eff. 180 days)
2005 Amendment. Act 66 added subsec. (b)(4).
Cross References. Section 6115 is referred to in section
6108.3 of Title 23 (Domestic Relations).
Basically the person you are loaning a pistol to, must not be a prohibited person and must posses a LTCF. For long arms I believe the person you are loaning to cant not be a prohibited person, but thats it. Double check the laws someone posted above my post.