Greetings, I'm a FNG (here at least) and have a few questions. At the range the other day I was told that a PA ccw permit can be obtained, thru the mail, which will allow me to carry in states granting reciprocity. From what I've gathered on the interweb, PA grants ccw permits to gun owners from out of state. (I'd try to gather more but I'm on dial-up and my antique computer is low on diesel, so I thought that the collective wisdom here would save me some time. And fuel.)
It is my understanding that some counties in PA will issue ccw permits to out of state residents whose home state does not allow ccw. I understand that such a permit will not allow me to carry in ILL. I live just across the river from St. Louis, MO, which allows cc, and occasionally go there. And anyone who knows STL will attest that ccw is a good idea, even in daylight.
I have a valid IL FOID card, am under no disability preventing me from owning a gun, and also have a card issued from the IL DNR certifying that I've successfully completed hunter saftey training.
My questions to you gentlemen, if anyone knows, are; can I obtain a PA CCW permit without actually going to PA? And if so, from what PA county? Or is the information I've been given outdated? Basically, what I want to know is "What are my options?" as to the laws as they stand today.
I am confused, befuddled, and perplexed as to the current state of ccw laws and reciprocity, as they are today.
I ask these questions not only for myself, but also I have a friend whose 24 yr. old daughter works in downtown STL.
I thank you ahead of time for your response(s) and I'll take my answer off the air.