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Pennsylvania Concealed Carry Laws


Pennsylvania Gun Laws

  Open Carry: Unrestricted in most public areas
  Duty to Notify Law Enforcement: Only when asked by the officer
  State Parks: Concealed handgun carry be recognized permittees is legal
  Restaurants Serving Alcohol: No restrictions
  Firearms at Colleges: Schools individually decide the weapons policy.
  Firearms at K-12 Schools: Prohibited
  Magazine Capacity Limitations: No restrictions
  Suppressor Ownership: Lawful
  Vehicle Possession by Non-Permitees: Handguns must be unloaded and securely locked in the vehicle trunck or rear storage area.
  Firearm Law Uniformity: Uniform throughout
  Permit Training Requirements: None
  Permit Issuing Authority: County Sheriff
  May/Shall Issue: Shall Issue
  State Website:
  Length of Permit Validity: 5 Years
  Permit Application Process: Take money and photo ID to the sheriff office in the county in which you reside. Fill out application.
  Non-Resident Permits: Non-residents may apply if they have a permit from their home state or if you are from Vermont. Specific county sheriffs may have additional restrictions
  Places Off Limits: Court Houses (Areas Off Limits Must Be Posted)
A person commits a misdemeanor of the first degree if he possesses a weapon in the
buildings of, on the grounds of, or in any conveyance providing transportation to or from any elementary or
secondary publicly-funded educational institution, any elementary or secondary private school licensed by
the Department of Education or any elementary or secondary parochial school.
A person commits a misdemeanor of the first degree if he unlawfully introduces within a detention
facility, correctional institution or mental hospital, or unlawfully provides an inmate thereof with any
weapon, tool, implement, or other thing which may be used for escape
  Resident Permit Reciprocity:
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