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    Qs about OC / CC

    I'm going to be working a temporary contract in the Pittsburgh area. Coming from Nevada, I'm used to the situation here, and wonder if I have to change practices here. I have a Utah CCW card, which PA recognizes.

    In NV, there is a state pre-emption law which says that local governments can't make their own disarmament laws. OC is not addressed in any way (this, govt offices can outlaw CCW by permit holders, go figure, but can't limit OC).

    How about PA?

    In NV, we can OC in public (private property is of course controlled by the owners), with very few restrictions.

    How about PA?

    If there are no-carry zones or other restrictions on OC or CC, where can I find a list of these?

    We periodically have get-togethers and OC walks, where we will do clean-up projects, or simply explain the OC laws to people. Anything like that happen around Pittsburgh?

    How are the cops around there with OC and CC?

    Thanks for the help!

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    Wow, what a friendly state -- 2 days, 30 people read my request for information, 0 responses.

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    30 people is not that many. And of those 30 how many are in PA or Pittsburgh? Don't get upset or discouraged. Try being more specific in titles etc. I would suggest searching for another PA gun site. There may be more active discussions etc. Expand or define your search if your not finding what you want to know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DVC View Post
    Wow, what a friendly state -- 2 days, 30 people read my request for information, 0 responses.


    Nice. Jump to conclusions much?

    This PA subforum sees relatively little traffic because there is so much discussion already going on in another forum.

    Here is a stickie (from the other forum) that basically covers the question. As to Pittsburgh specifics, there are quite a few members well familiar with the area and are better suited to fill you in. Consider joining and ask about Pittsburgh, maybe in the OC/CC forum where it is likely to be seen by the most folks.

    The link > http://forum.pafoa.org/concealed-ope...nsylvania.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by DVC View Post
    I'm going to be working a temporary contract in the Pittsburgh area. Coming from Nevada, I'm used to the situation here, and wonder if I have to change practices here. I have a Utah CCW card, which PA recognizes.
    You probably won't have to change too many practices.

    In NV, there is a state pre-emption law which says that local governments can't make their own disarmament laws. OC is not addressed in any way (this, govt offices can outlaw CCW by permit holders, go figure, but can't limit OC).

    How about PA?
    OC is not addressed in the statutes, but is part and parcel to Article 1, Section 21 of the state's Constitution ("The right of the people to keep and bear arms in defense of themselves and the state shall not be questioned."). Since we, too, have state preemption, this means that political subdivisions (counties, cities, boroughs and townships) cannot, in any manner, regulate the possession or carrying of firearms, whether OC or CC (especially since the State Supreme Court has ruled that OC is legal statewide).

    In NV, we can OC in public (private property is of course controlled by the owners), with very few restrictions.

    How about PA?
    No difference.

    If there are no-carry zones or other restrictions on OC or CC, where can I find a list of these?
    What's a no-carry zone? The only state limitations are as follows:
    a. State Park - must be concealed.
    b. Court Facility - They must post signs and provide storage facilities.
    c. Motor Vehicle - OC or CC, you must have a license/permit from some state, any state. No license/permit, no vehicle carry.
    d. Bars, Restaurants that serve booze, Churches - no restrictions.

    We periodically have get-togethers and OC walks, where we will do clean-up projects, or simply explain the OC laws to people. Anything like that happen around Pittsburgh?
    I can't answer that. I don't live in or near Pittsburgh.

    How are the cops around there with OC and CC?
    They've all received mandatory training pointing out that OC is legal. There may be a few ******** out there, but from what I've read on this and other forums carrying in Pittsburgh is not a big deal.

    Thanks for the help!
    You're welcome.

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    DVC:

    This Website should Answer ALL of Your Questions: http://paopencarry.org/

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    Quote Originally Posted by DVC View Post
    Wow, what a friendly state -- 2 days, 30 people read my request for information, 0 responses.
    I often have to go over to the PAFOA forum to learn much about PA. Some guys do post here, but the PAFOA forums seem to be the place for Penn. info and has more traffic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curmudgeon View Post
    Nice. Jump to conclusions much?
    After 30 hits and nobody even saying "go look here," what conclusion should I have reached?

    BTW, I'm not really into ground-limited sports. You guys get air races going here and then we'll talk.

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    Thanks for the info, guys. It looks like I will be safer here than I had feared -- out West we see everything east of the Mississippi as being too damn close to NY, NJ and DC, and I had feared the worst.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gutshot View Post
    Nice. Jump to conclusions much?

    While many claim to support the right to keep and bear arms, precious few support the practice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gutshot View Post
    Nice. Jump to conclusions much?


    I'll take the hit on this one. I DID jump to a conclusion, based on the news that we get out west from PA.

    I'm in Pittsburgh today, and feeling claustrophobic. We'll see what happens once I get used to the place.

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