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  1. #1
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    Question New Resident License to Carry Question

    Hey folks, I'm a new resident in Bucks County (moved here from the People's Republic of NJ )
    Tried to apply for license to carry in at Doylestown Sheriff's office and was told, that I can only apply once I've been a resident of Bucks County for 6 months.
    Is this accurate information? Has anyone had a similar experience?
    Thanks

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    Default Re: New Resident License to Carry Question

    Quote Originally Posted by Capt_Corndawg View Post
    .... a resident of Bucks County for 6 months....
    I am not a Lawyer (IANAL) but my understanding of the law is once you are a resident!!! Like have a residence and a PA driver's license

    Print this state statute http://www.legis.state.pa.us/WU01/LI...1.009.000..HTM
    Take it in and ask them to point out the 6 month residency requirement.

    Under Preemption https://www.guntrustlawyer.com/2008/...-and-ammu.html
    “No county, municipality or township may in any manner regulate the lawful ownership, possession, transfer or transportation of firearms, ammunition or ammunition components when carried or transported for purposes not prohibited by the laws of this Commonwealth.”


    This is their website http://www.buckscounty.org/governmen.../WeaponsPermit
    "If you have moved you must present your PA yellow update card
    ◦If your PA ID, Driver’s license or PA Update Card was issued in the last 6 months, you must have 2 utility bills.

    EDIT: grrrr their website even says resident aliens (aka non-citizen) can apply after 90 days with a hunting license.. but tell a citizen resident to wait 6 months.. I feel MY blood pressure rising!

    I am pretty sure that alone is against the law.. but their own website says you don't have to wait 6 months..
    I think you talked to someone with their head up their ass..
    Again.. with a valid PA drivers license that has a valid PA address I would approach it with the statute in hand.

    They are not allowed to go around just making shit up

    If they still say no get names and contact a lawyer.. Phil Kline aka Gunlawyer on this site comes to mind

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_laws_in_Pennsylvania
    Last edited by Parrisk; April 4th, 2018 at 04:23 PM.
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    Default Re: New Resident License to Carry Question

    After you have moved into a residence, it should not be hard to get a cable and electric bill after the first month? Sounds like that would suffice according the previous post.
    Illegitimus non carborundum est

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    Default Re: New Resident License to Carry Question

    Thanks for the info Parrisk. Just to clarify, I am a permanent resident (green card holder) not a citizen. But even the 90 days residency requirement they list for Permanent Residents is no longer in place. I'm thinking that maybe the officer helping me this morning didn't know what he was talking about or there is a Bucks County specific requirement (which would be unlawful IMO). In any case, think I will go back on Friday morning with the utility bills (which I had with me today) and my PA drivers license and Green Card as well as a copy of the state statute

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    Default Re: New Resident License to Carry Question

    The day i got my LTCF at Doylestown there was a person with a green card in front of me. His record wasn't coming up with his Green card, but the PA Driver License number worked and the completed the call to the state police and issued his card.

    I spent a while extra 5 minutes in line waiting for his stuff to finish. I didn't hear any questions over how long they had their green card. IANAL that was 4 yeas ago in the old courthouse and a different sheriff....

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    Default Re: New Resident License to Carry Question

    I got mine in Doylestown with a temp PA drivers license that I got the same day at the DMV in Dublin and some sort of utility bill. That was probably 3 weeks or so into my new house.

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    Default Re: New Resident License to Carry Question

    Well, there's a new democrat sheriff in town.

    If Duke was still in office, you'd probably have it in your wallet right now.

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    Default Re: New Resident License to Carry Question

    Having a lawyer such as Joshua Prince send an official letter head over to the sheriff might make them move a little faster. He just won an injunction against my sheriff in Monroe County for breaking preemption laws

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