(a) Purpose of license.
--A license to carry a firearm shall
be for the purpose of carrying a firearm concealed on or about
one's person or in a vehicle throughout this Commonwealth.
(b) Place of application.
--An individual who is 21 years of
age or older may apply to a sheriff for a license to carry a
firearm concealed on or about his person or in a vehicle within
this Commonwealth. If the applicant is a resident of this
Commonwealth, he shall make application with the sheriff of the
county in which he resides or, if a resident of a city of the
first class, with the chief of police of that city.
(c) Form of application and content.
--The application for a
license to carry a firearm shall be uniform throughout this
Commonwealth and shall be on a form prescribed by the
Pennsylvania State Police. The form may contain provisions, not
exceeding one page, to assure compliance with this section.
Issuing authorities shall use only the application form
prescribed by the Pennsylvania State Police.