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    In WV nd VA I must have it clearly visible but what about PA? is it allowed at all or restricted or what?

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    In Pennsylvania, you must have a permit to carry a handgun in a vehicle, whether openly or concealed, loaded or unloaded. For the purposes of carrying in a vehicle only--not for concealed carry outside a vehicle--Pennsylvania recognizes all otherstates' permits. However, to carry concealed outside a vehicle requires either a Pennsylvania permit or a permit from a state with which Pennsylvania has established reciprocity. In addition, you must have a Pennsylvania permit or a permit from a state with which Pennsylvania has established reciprocity to open carry within the city of Philadelphia.

    Pennsylvania's reciprocity list is available at http://www.attorneygeneral.gov/crime.aspx?id=184
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    WVCDL wrote:
    In Pennsylvania, you must have a permit to carry a handgun in a vehicle, whether openly or concealed, loaded or unloaded. For the purposes of carrying in a vehicle only--not for concealed carry outside a vehicle--Pennsylvania recognizes all otherstates' permits. However, to carry concealed outside a vehicle requires either a Pennsylvania permit or a permit from a state with which Pennsylvania has established reciprocity. In addition, you must have a Pennsylvania permit or a permit from a state with which Pennsylvania has established reciprocity to open carry within the city of Philadelphia.

    Pennsylvania's reciprocity list is available at http://www.attorneygeneral.gov/crime.aspx?id=184
    I'd say you summed up things nicely. The only other thing that I'd add is that a permit is also required to carry legally (whether openly or concealed) during a period of emergency declared by any government executive. Personally, I think it is B.S. that a permit should be required for any reason but, in the end, it is a fairly inexpensive insurance policy against harassment and oppression by some LEO types.

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    Thors_Mitersaw wrote:
    In WV nd VA I must have it clearly visible but what about PA? is it allowed at all or restricted or what?
    This question is answered on the PA page of this database.

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