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    Default under 21 open carry of a long gun (on foot)

    ok from what i understand in pa someone can open carry on foot without a license what about if you are under 21 say 18-20 and if not a handgun what about a long gun

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    Default Re: under 21 open carry of a long gun (on foot)

    You plan on walking downtown carrying a .30/30?

    But to answer your question..........yes, its legal for a person 18yoa or more to carry a long gun.

    Alsp a person 18yoa or more can open carry a handgun.

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    Default Re: under 21 open carry of a long gun (on foot)

    you can open carry if 18 or over by virtue of the fact that the PA UFA only makes it generally illegal for someone under the age of 18 to possess a firearm.

    6110.1. Possession of firearm by minor.
    (a) Firearm.--Except as provided in subsection (b), a person
    under 18 years of age shall not possess or transport a firearm
    anywhere in this Commonwealth.
    (b) Exception.--Subsection (a) shall not apply to a person
    under 18 years of age:
    (1) who is under the supervision of a parent,
    grandparent, legal guardian or an adult acting with the
    expressed consent of the minor's custodial parent or legal
    guardian and the minor is engaged in lawful activity,
    including safety training, lawful target shooting, engaging
    in an organized competition involving the use of a firearm or
    the firearm is unloaded and the minor is transporting it for
    a lawful purpose; or
    (2) who is lawfully hunting or trapping in accordance
    with 34 Pa.C.S. (relating to game).
    (c) Responsibility of adult.--Any person who knowingly and
    intentionally delivers or provides to the minor a firearm in
    violation of subsection (a) commits a felony of the third
    degree.
    (d) Forfeiture.--Any firearm in the possession of a person
    under 18 years of age in violation of this section shall be
    promptly seized by the arresting law enforcement officer and
    upon conviction or adjudication of delinquency shall be
    forfeited or, if stolen, returned to the lawful owner.
    (June 13, 1995, 1st Sp.Sess., P.L.1024, No.17, eff. 120 days;
    Nov. 22, 1995, P.L.621, No.66, eff. imd.)

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    Default Re: under 21 open carry of a long gun (on foot)

    actually i was planing on walking downtown with my Kalashnikov

    can you find a source with i can read the law that says i can do that

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    Default Re: under 21 open carry of a long gun (on foot)

    Quote Originally Posted by idpasharpshooter View Post
    actually i was planing on walking downtown with my Kalashnikov
    though legal, that might not be the best idea...

    expect some intense interest from any LEOs who happen to see you.

    and, while i generally support those who open carry handguns because it think the education value for the sheeple outweighs the risk that it will lead to more calls for gun control, i do not feel the same way about carrying an EBR down the street.

    it is your right...so go ahead and do it if you want to (but be aware that you most likely will face some serious hassling)...but i think the sheeple seeing someone carrying an AK down the street will lead to people screaming for an AWB.

    in short, while open carrying handguns is, imho, good for our side...open carrying EBRs is prolly not.

    can you find a source with i can read the law that says i can do that
    prolly not. laws do not generally state what is legal. they only state what is illegal. if there is no law saying something is illegal, then it is legal. (e.g., there is no law saying you can breath...beathing is legal by virtue of the fact that there is no law against it.)

    there is a footnote in the case of commonwealth v. hawkins, however, that confirms that open carry without a license is legal in PA...it's been posted many times on this forum if you want to search for it.

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    Default Re: under 21 open carry of a long gun (on foot)

    Quote Originally Posted by idpasharpshooter View Post
    actually i was planing on walking downtown with my Kalashnikov
    maybe hit up a mall while you're at it?

    I support your right to carry a rifle, however feel it would maybe not be a great idea given the 100% certainty with the way the public and law enforcement would react.
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    Default Re: under 21 open carry of a long gun (on foot)

    that one, unlike OCing a handgun you can expect literally a swat team and the works to come out for you...

    Last time something like that happened in pgh there was like 4 helicopters(mostly news i'm sure), and the whole city was no joke shutdown and all the guy had was a pellet gun.

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    Default Re: under 21 open carry of a long gun (on foot)

    i'm just trying to figure out how to carry a handgun on top of my coat i can defenatly see your point about the Kalashnikov maybe a 12 gauge would be a better choice

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    Default Re: under 21 open carry of a long gun (on foot)

    I have to wonder why? It's none of my business I'm just really curious you would chose that particular weapon to carry in public, downtown no less, LOL.
    "Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive." - Elbert Hubbard

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    Default Re: under 21 open carry of a long gun (on foot)

    Quote Originally Posted by XD45 View Post
    that one, unlike OCing a handgun you can expect literally a swat team and the works to come out for you...

    Last time something like that happened in pgh there was like 4 helicopters(mostly news i'm sure), and the whole city was no joke shutdown and all the guy had was a pellet gun.
    haha I remember that, "sniper on the roof" made national news.

    once we get the record on OC of a handgun set straight with the public and law enforcement, then we can work on OC of a rifle.
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