The Pennsylvania State Police recently announced that the Pennsylvania Instant Check System (PICS) for licensed firearm retailers will be unavailable for use from 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 19, until approximately 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 22.  This outage is due to an upgrade of the Pennsylvania Access to Criminal History System (PATCH)—which is utilized by the Pennsylvania State Police and the public to obtain criminal history record checks.

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