This is a discussion on PA CCW laws within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I know this may have been covered alread, if so, excuse me, im kinda in a bit of a hurry. Last week I applie for ...
I know this may have been covered alread, if so, excuse me, im kinda in a bit of a hurry. Last week I applie for my permit and recieved it 15 mins later . I asked the guy if he had any idea on where to get local/state/federal laws about ccw. He couldn't give me a straight answer. So...is there any place I can find such thing?
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State parks are a no go.
Regarding airports, I am not sure about it being a no go. I am talking about the non-secured areas (drop-off, pickup, baggage claim area, etc. ...) If anyone can cite a law regarding airports in PA as bgin offlimits, I would love to see it.
I know this thread is almost a month old, but I found this on guntrustlawyer.com:
Pennsylvania is a "shall issue" state, meaning that the appropriate sheriff must issue the license, unless the applicant is prohibited.
There are places which are off-limits in Pennsylvania , when concealed carrying. These include:
1. All Federal Facilities (Unless Authorized);
2. All Court Facilities;
3. State Parks (except while in a vehicle);
4. Adult and Juvenile Detention Facilities; and
5. Airport Terminals (secure areas only).
This is probably not an exhaustive list, but it does address the airport issue brought up here.
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JD: I know it's not you who said it, but airports are OK. Just not the "secure" are of the airport. If you're meeting somebody at the airport to pick them up at baggage claim, you can carry. If you're getting on a plane, you have to go through the process of checking the firearm with your luggage.
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