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Posted: 3/29/2006 8:45:27 PM EDT
I'm trying to get more information

http://www.glocktalk.com/showthread.php?s=198f6b65bbaf6aeac433044d7f01c37f&threadid=504291
The thread that prompted the question.

http://www.kfc-rkba.com/page4.html
Says Pennsylvania residency negates a Florida non-resident permit.

http://www.attorneygeneral.gov/crime.aspx?id=428
The Florida-PA reciprocity agreement - no mention of non-resident permits at all.

Anybody know anything, or even where I can look for the law?

I'm pretty sure I'm covered by the FL permit, and don't need to bother with the hassle and expense ($40 locally, that's a lot of bulk .22 ammo) to get the PA one, but I wanted to ask and let people know that they MIGHT not be legal with their FL permits.
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 1:57:48 PM EDT
I have a friend that is a detective in Phila. According to him a PA resident must have a valid Pa CCW in order to be legal. They routinely arrest PA residents that rely solely on a Florida permit.
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 9:02:32 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/30/2006 9:23:16 PM EDT by Suburban]
http://members.aol.com/StatutesP7/18PA6109.html
Non-resident permits will not be granted to out-of-state residents that do not posess a permit from their home state.

I found some second-hand evidence that Florida does not honor PA non-resident permits.
"(6) Like Alabama, PENNSYLVANIA will honor BOTH resident and non-resident Florida licenses. Because of the restrictive language in Florida's reciprocity law, Florida will honor Pennsylvania licenses ONLY IF the license holder is a legal resident of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. "
http://www.staysafestreets.com/tips/tip55.htm

I still can not find any law that says Pennsylvania residency negates a Florida permit.

I'll call the Attorney General's Office of Legislative Affairs tomorrow, and find out what they have to say.
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 9:49:47 AM EDT

Originally Posted By MattARHBAR:
I have a friend that is a detective in Phila. According to him a PA resident must have a valid Pa CCW in order to be legal. They routinely arrest PA residents that rely solely on a Florida permit.



Philadelphia Police Officers are often willing to do lots of things to gun owners they know are illegal. I know because I talk to them all the time. They will look for any excuse to revoke your permit or arrest you. If you do things they don't like but are legal they will still try to revoke your license knowing you'll get it back but they are happy to waste your time and money getting it back.
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 2:39:48 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/31/2006 2:40:38 PM EDT by WMHM4]
FL permit is perfectly legal I carried on mine for about 6 months until I got my PA one.

Most cops don't know shit about gun laws.

packing.org will have all the info you need and then some, it's a great site for CCW law
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 8:27:21 PM EDT

Originally Posted By danp:

Originally Posted By MattARHBAR:
I have a friend that is a detective in Phila. According to him a PA resident must have a valid Pa CCW in order to be legal. They routinely arrest PA residents that rely solely on a Florida permit.



Philadelphia Police Officers are often willing to do lots of things to gun owners they know are illegal. I know because I talk to them all the time. They will look for any excuse to revoke your permit or arrest you. If you do things they don't like but are legal they will still try to revoke your license knowing you'll get it back but they are happy to waste your time and money getting it back.



That is what I was thinking when I read that. Getting arrested isn't a real big deal, it's the conviction you have to worry about, and I'm not convinced that's a problem.

I think all this stems from a reply made by someone at the Attorney General's office who didn't like people carrying at all, and police officers who like to hassle gun owners. It's a bit like how the ATF decided to interpret the AWB to mean that once a third AW feature was removed from an AW, and sold, it couldn't be made an AW again. If you didn't break any law, they can't convict you.

I've read through all the PA laws regarding carry, several times, and I'm pretty convinced that it's not a problem.
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 2:22:42 PM EDT
Here is a link to the PA Atty Gen's Office reciprocity Web page:

PA Atty Gen's Reciprocity Web Page

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