Pennsylvania is in the process of updating the Pennsylvania Instant Check System (“PICS”). The PICS system permits firearms dealers and sheriffs departments to run background checks on firearms purchasers and concealed carry permit applicants. Currently, firearms dealers and sheriffs departments have to call in to an automated telephone system to retrieve results. After the upgrade, users will have the option to dial in under the old system or use the new computer access.
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Pennsylvania to upgrade background check system for concealed-carry license requests