Good Morning Mr. Metz,
Your request to carry a firearm needs to be done formally in way of a written petition to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board’s Office of Enforcement Counsel. Your request will need to be investigated and a hearing scheduled before the Board in order for your request to be considered. Your formal petition can be sent to:
Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board
P.O. Box 69060,
Harrisburg PA 17106-9060
§ 465a.13. Possession of weapons within a licensed facility.
(a) Individuals, including security department personnel, are prohibited from possessing any deadly weapon as defined in 18 Pa.C.S. § 2301 (relating to definitions), stun gun or other device designed to injure or incapacitate a person within a licensed facility without the express written approval of the Board.
(b) The prohibition in subsection (a) does not apply to:
(1) Pennsylvania State Police assigned to its Gaming Enforcement Office.
(2) An on-duty officer or agent of any local, State or Federal law enforcement agency when the officer or agent is acting in an official capacity.
(c) To obtain approval for the possession of a deadly weapon, stun gun or other device designed to injure or incapacitate a person within a licensed facility, an individual shall be required to submit a written request to the Board which includes:
(1) An explanation of the compelling need for the possession of the deadly weapon, stun gun or device designed to injure or incapacitate a person within the licensed facility.
(2) If the request is for possession of a firearm as defined in 18 Pa.C.S. § 6105 (relating to persons not to possess, use, manufacture, control, sell or transfer firearms), proof that the individual holds a valid license to possess the firearm.
(d) A slot machine licensee shall post in a conspicuous location at each entrance to the licensed facility signs that may be easily read stating the following:
The possession of a deadly weapon, stun gun or other device designed to injure or incapacitate a person by any person within this licensed facility without the express written permission of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board is prohibited.
Anyone willing to chip in with compelling argument
, besides PA Constitution and the fact, that our rights to bear arms shall not be questioned? I'm very curious, whether I'll be able to get the permit or not, so I don't want to mess this up. So if anyone has an idea for the well written formal request - please, share it with the group.
Also, I'm not sure what do they mean in orange
, since I don't have license to "possess". Do they mean carry or they really think some sort of license is required here to own a gun? Should I ask for clarification, or will it be wiser not to irritate them.