HARRISBURG, Pa. -- In 2016, many Pennsylvanians sought out firearm permits, but not all of them were approved.
According to www.media.pa.gov, the precise number of denials from last year is 11,038.
In 2015, that number was just 8,971 - meaning that its up by a staggering 2,067.
In Pennsylvania, when an individual attempts to provide false information on a state and/or federal form, an investigation is initiated and an investigation referral is sent to the Pennsylvania State Police.
According to Pennsylvania law, a person commits a felony of the third degree if they make a false oral or written statement on any federal or state agency form or willfully presents false identification that is likely to deceive the seller, licensed dealer, or licensed manufacturer.
During the Pennsylvania Instant Check System process, some individuals are identified as having an active warrant for their arrest as well.
And therefore, when that's the case, he or she is denied from purchasing a firearm.