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    Default Why can't we carry in state capitol building?

    I know it's been covered here, but I think in a thread.

    Why can't we carry in the state capitol building?


    Also, I can't find anything prohibiting in general for police stations. Are police stations off limits?
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    Default Re: Why can't we carry in state capitol building?

    Quote Originally Posted by JustinHEMI View Post
    I know it's been covered here, but I think in a thread.

    Why can't we carry in the state capitol building?


    Also, I can't find anything prohibiting in general for police stations. Are police stations off limits?
    I believe that the Supreme Court is in that building. But, I have never been in that Court so cannot speak from actual knowledge. Peduto is going to be there though.

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    Default Re: Why can't we carry in state capitol building?

    I believe that you can carry in a police station, just not in what would be considered the secure part. You should be able to walk into the lobby carrying, but if you go beyond the secured doors you'd have to be disarmed. I think it's in the law because of the potential of prisoners there and holding cells.
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    Default Re: Why can't we carry in state capitol building?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wilderness 1864 View Post
    I believe that the Supreme Court is in that building. But, I have never been in that Court so cannot speak from actual knowledge. Peduto is going to be there though.
    I thought the Supreme Court moved out of there?
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    Default Re: Why can't we carry in state capitol building?

    https://lancasteronline.com/news/loc...76b327689.html

    At least a dozen Pennsylvania lawmakers carry guns on the House and Senate floors — though weapons are banned in the building

    What the law says
    The 1995 law prohibiting guns in public buildings with courtrooms also applies to the Capitol because the structure is home to a courtroom occasionally used by the Pennsylvania appellate courts, Department of General Services spokesman Thompson said.
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    Default Re: Why can't we carry in state capitol building?

    Yeah I was led to believe that the court stuff is BS these days, but I don't know, which is why I asked.
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    Default Re: Why can't we carry in state capitol building?

    Quote Originally Posted by JustinHEMI View Post
    Yeah I was led to believe that the court stuff is BS these days, but I don't know, which is why I asked.
    What's BS is that the legislators believe they're above the prohibition we all must abide by.
    "A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself"

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    Default Re: Why can't we carry in state capitol building?

    Quote Originally Posted by unclejumbo View Post
    What's BS is that the legislators believe they're above the prohibition we all must abide by.
    That's true.
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    Default Re: Why can't we carry in state capitol building?

    Quote Originally Posted by unclejumbo View Post
    What's BS is that the legislators believe they're above the prohibition we all must abide by.
    There are also lawmakers and staff carrying in DC with a quiet special carve out just for them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Berncly View Post
    There are also lawmakers and staff carrying in DC with a quiet special carve out just for them.
    This is true.
    Like Maryland, D.C. issues carry permits only to the elite.
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