Traveling in PA unarmed

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    Traveling in PA unarmed

    I'm in Philly for 2 weeks for work. Since SC and PA don't have reciprocity, I'm unarmed. Even if I had my PA non-res, I still couldn't carry downtown. Strange how you don't have to have been carrying for that long to feel naked or vulnerable without it.
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    who said you couldn't carry downtown? if you had your non-res LTCF, you can carry anywhere a resident can carry. i wouldn't be caught dead in Philly without at least one firearm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper2501 View Post
    I'm in Philly for 2 weeks for work. Since SC and PA don't have reciprocity, I'm unarmed. Even if I had my PA non-res, I still couldn't carry downtown. Strange how you don't have to have been carrying for that long to feel naked or vulnerable without it.
    You can absolutely carry in downtown Philly, with a PA LTCF.

    Next time, plan ahead and get a FLA or Utah non-res permit.

    Philly has an ordinance against knives, but you can carry spray or an ASP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper2501 View Post
    Strange how you don't have to have been carrying for that long to feel naked or vulnerable without it.
    I know how you feel! Last Saturday night we went to a club to meet some of my wife's classmates from high school. I asked her if I could wait outside the bar for her(they have an outside area also, connected to the whole Hardrock area), I reluctantly unarmed(in my car safe) and went in. I haven't been in too many bars in the past 20 something years since I got my concealment permit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XsYang View Post
    I know how you feel! Last Saturday night we went to a club to meet some of my wife's classmates from high school. I asked her if I could wait outside the bar for her(they have an outside area also, connected to the whole Hardrock area), I reluctantly unarmed(in my car safe) and went in. I haven't been in too many bars in the past 20 something years since I got my concealment permit.
    You can carry inside bars in PA. Theres no restriction on carrying in places that serve alcohol.

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    If you dont have a LTCF you can OC on foot in PA except for Philly which is a city of the first class(over 1 million people) iirc Philly is the only 1st class city

    this pamphlet is a great resource http://paopencarry.org/PennsylvaniaGunRights.pdf
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    Apply now!!

    Centre County has a lightning fast turn around time.

    Here's the link...........

    http://www.co.centre.pa.us/sheriff/license_to_carry.pdf
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    Quote Originally Posted by GunnyBunny View Post
    Apply now!!

    Centre County has a lightning fast turn around time.

    Here's the link...........

    http://www.co.centre.pa.us/sheriff/license_to_carry.pdf
    Let me second this. I sent my application Thursday, July 30. We went out of town Friday morning, August 7. When we got back on Sunday, my permit was in the mail, which means it got here on either the 7th or 8th -- total turnaround time of eight or nine days. Unbelievable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper2501 View Post
    I'm in Philly for 2 weeks for work. Since SC and PA don't have reciprocity, I'm unarmed. Even if I had my PA non-res, I still couldn't carry downtown. Strange how you don't have to have been carrying for that long to feel naked or vulnerable without it.
    Your non-res permit is good anywhere in the state... someone is feeding you a line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jahwarrior72 View Post
    who said you couldn't carry downtown? if you had your non-res LTCF, you can carry anywhere a resident can carry. i wouldn't be caught dead in Philly without at least one firearm.
    This was a combination of 2 things, found out later today.

    1. I had a conversation with a LEO and CC and things came up and he mentioned it and....

    2. Having researched OC here, there's a restriction on that, so I went with it until I did some more digging.

    As far as Centre Co. goes, I plan on hitting them up. Spoke with a couple people from the Sheriff's office and the PA Attorney General's office. Centre Co. will be getting a check from me here shortly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper2501 View Post
    As far as Centre Co. goes, I plan on hitting them up. Spoke with a couple people from the Sheriff's office and the PA Attorney General's office. Centre Co. will be getting a check from me here shortly.
    Now if only SC would return the favor for PA residents...

    Last I heard the only non-res permits SC offers are for SC property owners whose residence is in another state. They also don't recognize UT or FL permits unless you're a UT or FL resident.
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    Wouldn't a NH non resident work? That would give you MS, AL and GA in addition to PA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swamp Fox View Post
    Wouldn't a NH non resident work? That would give you MS, AL and GA in addition to PA.

    yes but NH now charges 100$ instead of 20 for a non resident permit
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper2501 View Post
    This was a combination of 2 things, found out later today.

    1. I had a conversation with a LEO and CC and things came up and he mentioned it and....

    2. Having researched OC here, there's a restriction on that, so I went with it until I did some more digging.

    As far as Centre Co. goes, I plan on hitting them up. Spoke with a couple people from the Sheriff's office and the PA Attorney General's office. Centre Co. will be getting a check from me here shortly.

    never ask a LEO about the law, especially concerning firearms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmodel65 View Post
    yes but NH now charges 100$ instead of 20 for a non resident permit
    OUCH! That is sure going to hurt when mine expires.

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