1Amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania
2Consolidated Statutes, providing for the offense of
3undetectable firearms.

4The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
5hereby enacts as follows:

6Section 1. Title 18 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated
7Statutes is amended by adding a section to read:

8§ 6143. Undetectable firearms.

9(a) Offense defined.--It shall be unlawful for a person to
10manufacture, import, sell, ship, deliver, possess, transfer or
11receive a firearm which meets any of the following:

12(1) After removal of grips, stocks and magazines, is not
13detectable by walk-through metal detectors.

14(2) A major component of which, when subject to
15inspection by the types of X-ray machines commonly used at
16airports, does not generate an image that accurately depicts
17the shape of the component.

1(b) Penalty.--An offense under this section constitutes a
2felony of the third degree.

3(c) Definitions.--As used in this section, the following
4words and phrases shall have the meanings given to them in this

6"Major component." With respect to a firearm, any of the

8(1) The barrel.

9(2) The slide or cylinder.

10(3) The frame or receiver.

11Section 2. This act shall take effect in 60 days.