Open carry question


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chris in va
August 14, 2005, 03:35 AM
I understand there are a few states that allow open carry, PA being one of them.

Being a resident of VA, can I legally OC in PA or no? How about other states, such as CO, etc? I'm still working on getting my FL CWP, but until then...

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TOADMAN
August 14, 2005, 07:06 AM
Check out this website, packing.org
Should answer your questions.

Jim March
August 14, 2005, 07:22 AM
When something is legal in a given state, it's ALWAYS legal for all US citizens.

This principle is going to have a big effect on CCW one day but applies to open carry now in every "open carry" state and to VT and Alaska where "permitless CCW" is concerned.

Gray Peterson
August 14, 2005, 11:19 AM
In PA, you can open carry on foot outside of car without a permit to carry, whether it be OC (I don't think it's regulated like firearms) or a handgun. If you have a permit from ANY state, you can carry open or concealed in your car in PA. The only exception to this is the city of Philadelphia, which has a special state law. In that city, you MUST have a PA License to Carry Firearms or a reciprical permit to carry.

Colorado should be open carry statewide without a permit. However, right now there is litigation between the City of Denver and the State of Colorado, and the trial court ruled in favor of Denver for it's open carry ban.

Standing Wolf
August 14, 2005, 07:57 PM
http://www.opencarry.org

MikeIsaj
August 14, 2005, 11:16 PM
I do not believe Pa. recognises a Va. carry permit. Living in Pa. and having experience with Va., I will warn you that the attitude toward open carry in Pa. is differient. Virginia accepts open carry as normal behavior, most people in Pa. do not. That is going to get you a whole lot of unwanted attention. You may even find LEO that do not understand the legality of open carry and will make up their own law just because they don't like it. I have had some tell me they will cite for disorderly conduct although it clearly doesn't apply to open carry in and of itself.

rms/pa
August 15, 2005, 08:36 PM
as has been said here before,

open carry is legal in PA. in PHILA you must also have a PA LCF.

BUT, if the officer wants to(for whatever reason) ,you WILL get a ride to explain to a judge.

don't scare the sheep.
rms/pa

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