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    Default Open carry in PA illegal if you have a CCP.

    At the Harrisburg protest I wore the empty holster where it could be seen. The guard at the door asked if I had a license and I answered I did but if it was worn open I did not need one.

    He claimed that if I had a license to carry concealed then it would be against the law to carry open.

    I of course told him that it indeed was legal.

    Has anyone else run into this mindset?

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    Default Re: Open carry in PA illegal if you have a CCP.

    Yes. It's another common myth. Widely propagated by the same sheriffs offices that issue LTCF's

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    Default Re: Open carry in PA illegal if you have a CCP.

    Wait a second... He asked to see you LTCF for wearing an empty holster!?!


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    Default Re: Open carry in PA illegal if you have a CCP.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chazman321 View Post
    Wait a second... He asked to see you LTCF for wearing an empty holster!?!


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    Default Re: Open carry in PA illegal if you have a CCP.

    That's interesting. I actually carried my pistol into the Capitol, and checked it at security (Commonwealth Avenue entrance). I was asked about my license too, but when I asserted it wasn't needed because I wasn't concealing, the guard told me that I was indeed correct. He did however ask to see my LTCF as part of the routine while securing my firearm. I complied, but wonder what would have happened if I hadn't had it on me.

    I checked my holster as well, but did consider keeping it with me to make a statement.

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    Default Re: Open carry in PA illegal if you have a CCP.

    I left the gun in a lock-box in my truck. I wore the empty holster as a statement. I went in the side entrance and that's where the guard saw it. And that is what started the questions. He did not ask to see the license.

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    Default Re: Open carry in PA illegal if you have a CCP.

    it was a security guard giving out legal advice.. that should say it all.

    It is a widespread myth "though"

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    Default Re: Open carry in PA illegal if you have a CCP.

    Yea I got that from a Deputy sheriff in westmoreland. 'bout open carry versus lic. to carry concealed
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    Default Re: Open carry in PA illegal if you have a CCP.

    Ive had this discussion with a few LEOs that i know. One actually got a book out and started looking to prove I was wrong. Cost him a dollar.

    Siobhra what excatally is a CCP is that like a LTCF??

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    Default Re: Open carry in PA illegal if you have a CCP.

    Pennsylvania = LTCF

    Other states = CCP, CWP, CHL, etc.

    Repeat after me:
    Pennsylvania = LTCF

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