No-carry locations in Pennsylvania?

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    No-carry locations in Pennsylvania?

    I have stopped by handgunlaw.us and that shows that courts and primary/secondary schools are off limits. Anything else I am missing? Bars, restaurants, post offices... Can a business post a no-carry sign that means anything?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kazzaerexys View Post
    Anything else I am missing?
    No, that's it.

    Bars, restaurants,
    They're all ok, also public transportation, stadiums, etc.

    post offices...
    Post offices are covered under federal law. PA state law adds nothing.

    Can a business post a no-carry sign that means anything?
    No, the sign has zero legal weight. If the store owner asks you to leave, you have to, but the sign meant nothing.

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    court facilities, federal buildings or property, state parks (unless your in a vehicle) detention facilities, airport terminal(secure areas only), cities of the first class unless you hold a valid LTCF. these places area all a no go.

    open and CC is legal in bars in PA (don't drink though)

    businesses are private property, this means they can ask you to leave for carrying a firearm (cc shold have no problems) they can post a sign but i don't think they carry much legal weight. if you are asked to leave private property because of carrying a weapon and you don't comply you can be charged with tresspassing.

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    PA. law states that you can't be intoxicated.
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    It seems that the complete PA code is not online, and I couldn't find a summary or statement of firearms law even on the PSP firearms page. For example, Supertac, I couldn't find any reference to carrying and alcohol (not like I need a law to tell me not to be drunk with a gun, of course ).

    Are there any links I am missing? The site The Pennsylvania Code Online seems not to have Title 18, which is apparently where all the firearms laws are...
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    Quote Originally Posted by kazzaerexys View Post
    It seems that the complete PA code is not online, and I couldn't find a summary or statement of firearms law even on the PSP firearms page. For example, Supertac, I couldn't find any reference to carrying and alcohol (not like I need a law to tell me not to be drunk with a gun, of course ).

    Are there any links I am missing? The site The Pennsylvania Code Online seems not to have Title 18, which is apparently where all the firearms laws are...
    Try this site for a like thread READ FIRST: Where you CAN and CANNOT Carry weapons in the State of Pennsylvania

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wils91 View Post
    court facilities, federal buildings or property, state parks (unless your in a vehicle) detention facilities, airport terminal(secure areas only), cities of the first class unless you hold a valid LTCF. these places area all a no go.

    open and CC is legal in bars in PA (don't drink though)

    businesses are private property, this means they can ask you to leave for carrying a firearm (cc shold have no problems) they can post a sign but i don't think they carry much legal weight. if you are asked to leave private property because of carrying a weapon and you don't comply you can be charged with tresspassing.
    What is a city of the first class? What is an LTCF?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ctr View Post
    What is a city of the first class? What is an LTCF?
    a city with more than 1 million people. in PA, the only one is Philly

    the LTCF is License To Carry Firearms. that's whats it's called in PA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Supertac45 View Post
    PA. law states that you can't be intoxicated.
    Cite the statute please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmarkob View Post
    Thanks, rmarkob. I had been on the PA FOA site, but hadn't looked into the forum section. I also found the UFA online somewhere, and was somewhat surprised that there was no mention in there about carrying and drinking. *shrug*

    I guess I am just surprised to find a north-eastern state with so few gun laws. Since I have no intention of going to Philly or the Pittsburgh airport, I am really looking forward to my several upcoming trips into PA now! A far cry from my recent trip to North Carolina where I quickly discovered that my FL permit was honored...so long as I didn't actually carry anwhere!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wils91 View Post
    a city with more than 1 million people. in PA, the only one is Philly

    the LTCF is License To Carry Firearms. that's whats it's called in PA
    Does that means someone with a Florida permit can not carry in Philly?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmilchman View Post
    Does that means someone with a Florida permit can not carry in Philly?
    FLA permit can certainly carry anywhere in PA.

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    So what's the difference between a LTCF and a CC in PA?

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    These laws vary so much from state to state. In Massachusetts the only place off-limits is a school, any kind of school, without written permission.
    NO OTHER PLACE is off-limits here, for legal carrying.
    This is to illustrate the tremendous variation between states.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rmilchman View Post
    So what's the difference between a LTCF and a CC in PA?
    There is no CC. The only license is the LTCF (License To Carry Firearms).

    It's kind of confusing, because outside of Philly no LTCF is required for open carry on foot. But it is required for concealed carry throughout PA.

    An LTCF is required for open (as well as concealed) carry in a "city of the first class", defined as any city with a population of 1M or more. Currently only Philly qualifies.
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