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    Default Pennsylvania Gun Friendly?

    Hello Fellow gun enthu enthu.. nuts.
    I have a very good opportunity to move to Ridley Park in the near future. But since my main activities revolve around guns and shooting I need to know how gun friendly are the regs and shooting climate in your state. In particular concealed carry, permitted carry in WA, gun shows, I belong to the WAC and it's private and licensed sale to members only and a great opportunity to just shop. Lately I've been working up load for a 22-250 for prairie dogs and have shot service rifle matches, IPSC and a little cowboy stuff. But of course the main activity is bouncing cans or punching paper at some secluded spot. Also is PA a class 3 state? Have to go to oregon or AZ to rocknroll. But we can have all the dreaded 'assault weapons' we can afford with no restrictions on mags.
    Thanks fellow gun nuts. appreciate any your responses

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    Hi there.

    PA is pretty gun friendly. It is a SHALL ISSUE state for LTCF, meaning that once you're a resident, provided you can pass a background check, you will be granted an LTCF. There is no requirement for OPEN CARRY of pistols, except (and I may be wrong about this so check it out yourself to be sure) for Open Carry in Cities of the First Class (Philly and P-Burgh).

    There are a multitude of gun clubs (at least in Eastern PA) as well as state game lands ranges, gun clubs cost money, SGL ranges are free but there are rules that make taking anything other than a hunting rifle to one sort of like kissing your sister. Three round maximum limit in a magazine at a time for instance.

    Class III all depends on where you live and who the CLEO is. Most rural areas will sign off on the paperwork, most urban try to make things difficult. Ranges to shoot class III are out there, I don't own any myself so I can't give much info on it, sorry.

    Understand that I am neither a lawyer nor am I a LEO so please research all you have been told yourself in order to ensure you are in compliance with our laws out here and don't end up sharing a room with Bubba.

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    Default Re: Pennsylvania Gun Friendly?

    pittsburgh is not a city of the first clas

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    Quote Originally Posted by cigarmanpa View Post
    pittsburgh is not a city of the first clas
    Correct. Philly is the only one in PA so far. As I understand though, Pitt is climbing to the required number though...
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    its more gun friendly than Texas. that should say a lot. no castle doc yet though, but we are working on it

    here are some links:

    http://www.handgunlaw.us/

    http://paopencarry.org/open-carry-questions-answers#17

    http://paopencarry.org/pdfs/Pennsylvania_Gun_Rights.pdf

    http://www.nraila.org/statelawpdfs/PASL.pdf
    Last edited by XACEX; January 27th, 2010 at 06:15 PM.

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    Hopefully we can welcome you to PA. But unless you have to move to Ridley Park, you might want to rethink that. A lot of nicer areas nearby.


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    Quote Originally Posted by NikeBauer21 View Post
    As I understand though, Pitt is climbing to the required number though...
    From Wiki:
    Its population was 334,563 at the 2000 census; by 2006, it was estimated to have fallen to 312,819
    That's a LONG way from the required 1,000,000.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XACEX View Post
    its more gun friendly than Texas. that should say a lot. no castle doc yet though, but we are working on it

    here are some links:

    http://www.handgunlaw.us/

    http://paopencarry.org/open-carry-questions-answers#17

    http://paopencarry.org/pdfs/Pennsylvania_Gun_Rights.pdf


    Actually, we *do* have Castle Doctrine. What we are lacking is "stand your ground" and protection from being sued by our attackers.
    While many claim to support the right, precious few support the practice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curmudgeon View Post
    Actually, we *do* have Castle Doctrine. What we are lacking is "stand your ground" and protection from being sued by our attackers.

    yes, that is correct, but we still have to retreat and dont get to legally assume anyone entering our homes unlawfully is an acceptable target for lethal force - that we are working on

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    http://forum.pafoa.org/concealed-ope...carry-you.html

    This flier probably answers most of your questions. As far as “assault weapons” go, there is no such designation in Pennsylvania. As far as NFA toys, it will depend on the Sheriff of the particular county you reside; some county Sheriffs will sign off readily and some choose not to. If you are stuck behind one of the obstinate Sheriffs, there are other options.

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