CCW Woes


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CurtM
July 1, 2005, 09:58 AM
I haven't posted much on here yet, but thought I would today. I'm going to PA this weekend, and I don't have my NH non-res license yet, so I can't carry there. I've only been legal to carry for 5 weeks, but have noticed how ingrained it's already become, to the point that I feel odd going to a city and not being able to carry [legally].

What do any of you do in similar circumstances? I've considered taking it, unloaded, to at least have in the hotel room. My wife suggests exercising my rights using a smartcarry... though I'm in no way advocating breaking the law (my own disclaimer there).

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Double Maduro
July 1, 2005, 12:07 PM
I hear you.

My daughter lives in California, I go through withdrawals everytime we go visit.

But seeing my grand daughters is worth it.

DM

Spreadfire Arms
July 1, 2005, 01:50 PM
i applied for a NH non-resident CCW and it took less than 2 weeks for me to receive it.

MikeIsaj
July 1, 2005, 02:11 PM
Looks like the NH license is the easiest approach. Also check www.packing.org (http://www.packing.org)

Under the peacable journey law in Pa. you may be able to transport the gun with you and secure it in the room.

My wife suggests exercising my rights using a smartcarry...
In Pa. without a CCW you have no right to carry a concealed firearm. The only right you will be exercising is the right to commit a felony. Roll the dice, it will cost you three years if you lose.

TMM
July 1, 2005, 02:15 PM
carry OC spray and a cane. and the biggest legally-carried knife(or knives).

~TMM

CurtM
July 1, 2005, 02:49 PM
In Pa. without a CCW you have no right to carry a concealed firearm. The only right you will be exercising is the right to commit a felony. Roll the dice, it will cost you three years if you lose.

That's why I'm not doing it. And thanks for the suggestions... I'd checked out packing.org, and I think PA doesn't have peacable journey laws.

Partly, it's just almost odd to me how quickly one becomes accustomed to something.

Henry Bowman
July 1, 2005, 02:53 PM
Curt -- It's too late for this weekend, but if you expect to travel again to PA, their non-resident license is cheap, easy, and fast. PM me if you are interested and I'll explain how you may want to choose which county in which to apply.

veloce851
July 1, 2005, 02:54 PM
Personally.. I think there is a reason its called "concealed"

Better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6 has been my mantra.

wdlsguy
July 1, 2005, 03:57 PM
I think PA doesn't have peacable journey laws.

6106. Firearms not to be carried without a license.

(a) Offense defined.--Any person who carries a firearm in any vehicle or any person who carries a firearm concealed on or about his person, except in his place of abode or fixed place of business, without a valid and lawfully issued license under this chapter commits a felony of the third degree.

(b) Exceptions.--The provisions of subsection (a) shall not apply to:

...
4. Any persons engaged in target shooting with rifle, pistol, or revolver, if such persons are at or are going to or from their places of assembly or target practice and if, while going to or from their places of assembly or target practice, the cartridges or shells are carried in a separate container and the rifle, pistol or revolver is unloaded.
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11. Any person while carrying a firearm in any vehicle, which person possesses a valid and lawfully issued license for that firearm which has been issued under the laws of the United States or any other state.

http://members.aol.com/StatutesP7/18PA6106.html

Standing Wolf
July 1, 2005, 07:46 PM
What do any of you do in similar circumstances?

Go elsewhere.

BHPshooter
July 1, 2005, 09:09 PM
In Pa. without a CCW you have no right to carry a concealed firearm. The only right you will be exercising is the right to commit a felony. Roll the dice, it will cost you three years if you lose.

You have a right to carry a firearm wherever you go... It just so happens that it's not recognized everywhere. Important distiction.

Peter Mancus' essay LIBERTY spells it out better than I can (especially while I have a migraine): http://www.billstclair.com/liberty.html

Wes

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