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    I have a CCW from Pa. and one from Fla. which is good thru-out many states. I'm not clear on what sort of a permit I would need to "open carry" in my vehicle? Any thoughts? Thanks...

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    First off, there's no such thing as a "CCW from Pa." Pennsylvania issues a License to Carry Firearms (LTCF). An LTCF is required to:

    a.Carry a handgun, short-barreled rifle or short-barreled shotgun concealed.

    b. Carry one of the above, loaded or unloaded, accessible, in a vehicle.

    c. Carry one of the above, open or concealed, in Philadelphia.

    d. Carry one of the above during a declared state of emergency.

    I believe the second reason stated is the one you're looking for.

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    To OC in a vehicle, in Pa., you need a Pa. LTCF *or* a license from any other state.
    Ref: 18Pa.C.S.6106

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    Thank you for the reply,and making it all more clear. Yes I do have a LTCF in Pa. which enables me to open carry in a car. Correct?....

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    YES!

    I do it all the time.

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    Thank you brother.....

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    There is no difference between "open carry" or "concealed carry" inside a vehicle. You need to have a LTCF to have the firearm on you, or loaded anywhere in the vehicle.

    It can be concealed on you or in the glove compartment. Or, it can be worn openly on you, or sitting on the seat next to you.

    Either way, you need the LTCF.

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    Thank you Steve,,

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    The above information is whywhen I go on vacation, I always go to either PA or VT.

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    Yes I can understand that. I was out in Wyoming this summer. OC is a natural thing! Especially in the Mts.

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    All,

    I am planning on going to a bowling tourney in PA and I have a PA LTCF, VA CCF, and a NH Pistol/Revolver License. I know VA and PA has reciprocity. My question is when I get to the bowling alley, will I be OK to lock my handgun in my vehicle (that is in the parking lot)? Can I CC or OCin a restaurant that sells alcohol? Are there any Do's and Don'tsI should be aware of? Thanks in advance!

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    Nothing illegal about locking your handgun in your vehicle. I wouldn't recommend laying it on the front seat and locking the doors, though.

    Nothing likewise illegal about CCing or OCing in a restaurant that sells alcohol.

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    Statkowski wrote:
    Nothing illegal about locking your handgun in your vehicle. I wouldn't recommend laying it on the front seat and locking the doors, though.

    Nothing likewise illegal about CCing or OCing in a restaurant that sells alcohol.
    Sounds great. I am always hesitant about any kind of carry when I am in unfamiliar territory. Wow, I like the CC or OC in places that sell alcohol in PA. Is there any issue if you have a cold one while OCing or CCing (I am only curious, not that I have any plans to do so)? They are working on that in VA. Thanks for the info, Statkowski!

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    Again, nothing illegal about having a cold one while CC or OC. Of course, the barkeep (or whomever) might have a word or three on the subject (it is his/her establishment, and he/she/it sets the rules).

    If you want to get totally plastered while carrying, it's not illegal. It's not wise, but it's not illegal.

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    Statkowski wrote:
    Again, nothing illegal about having a cold one while CC or OC. Of course, the barkeep (or whomever) might have a word or three on the subject (it is his/her establishment, and he/she/it sets the rules).

    If you want to get totally plastered while carrying, it's not illegal. It's not wise, but it's not illegal.
    Sounds great. Oh, and one more question: Do you have to inform LEOs when you are "under arms" if you get pulled over? Thanks in advance!

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    No need to inform in Pa, some do and some don't, no reason to add anything to the stop. Be safe Mtn Jack

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    Mtn Jack wrote:
    No need to inform in Pa, some do and some don't, no reason to add anything to the stop. Be safe Mtn Jack
    No nonsense carry in PA. I love it! Thanks Mtn Jack!!

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