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  1. #11
    Quote Originally Posted by utimmer43 View Post
    Not a nuisance at all.

    18 Pa.C.S. § 6106:
    (a) Offense defined.--
    (1) Except as provided in paragraph (2), 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.
    (2) A person who is otherwise eligible to possess a [FN1] valid license under this chapter but 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 and has not committed any other criminal violation commits a misdemeanor of the first degree.

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

    (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.
    Old Owl:
    It might be worthwhile to keep a copy of this as a reference if needed. There is also a federal statue that allows weapons to be locked and unloaded while traveling through other states. I was unaware of the above "exception," so I, too, am grateful for the citation. I would shy away from open carry in Pennsylvania. My brother has a CCW permit and his Pennsylvania Act 235 certification, which allows him to carry for employment purposes, but that didn't stop some police officers from being physically aggressive first and asking questions later one night.

    I guess it depends on where you are and how good or bad a day local law enforcement are having, no sarcasm intended.

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    Pa. Judiciary voting today on castle doctrine legislation!!!!! HB 40. Call your rep and tell them to support HB 40.
    Upcoming next week. HB 1043,HB1044 and HB1045.
    HB1043 establishes an Illegal firearms transport "CZAR"
    HB1044 does away with the Pa preemption law. If that happens you will never know if you are breaking local carry laws as you carry in Pa.

  4. #13
    AWESOME, AWESOME, AWESOME, and AWESOME!!!!NRA-ILA :: Pennsylvania: Castle Doctrine Passes out of Judiciary Committee

    On Tuesday, May 25, the House Judiciary Committee successfully passed HB40, Castle Doctrine legislation, which will now head to the House floor for consideration. The committee also defeated three anti-gun bills (HB1043, HB1044 and HB1045).

    House Bill 40, sponsored by State Representative Scott Perry (R-92), would permit law-abiding citizens to use force, including deadly force, against an attacker in their homes and any places outside of their home where they have a legal right to be. It is clearly stated that there would be no “duty to retreat” from an attacker, allowing law-abiding citizens to stand their ground to protect themselves and their family. HB40 would also protect individuals from civil lawsuits by the attacker or the attacker’s family when force is used.

    House Bill 1043 would have created a new Bureau of Illegal Firearms Trafficking or a “Firearm Trafficking Czar” in the Office of the Pennsylvania Attorney General. Passage of this bill had the potential to establish yet another anti-gun biased bureaucratic agency within the state government.

    House Bill 1044 would have gutted Pennsylvania’s firearm preemption statute which currently allows only the State Legislature to enact laws pertaining to firearms. Without a state preemption law, the result would have been a complex patchwork of restrictions that change from one local jurisdiction to the next.

    House Bill 1045 would have brought California-style gun-control to the Keystone State and ultimately banned many semi-automatic firearms commonly owned by Pennsylvanians.
    The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first. - Thomas Jefferson

  5. #14
    Quote Originally Posted by utimmer43 View Post
    AWESOME, AWESOME, AWESOME, and AWESOME!!!!NRA-ILA :: Pennsylvania: Castle Doctrine Passes out of Judiciary Committee

    On Tuesday, May 25, the House Judiciary Committee successfully passed HB40, Castle Doctrine legislation, which will now head to the House floor for consideration. The committee also defeated three anti-gun bills (HB1043, HB1044 and HB1045).

    House Bill 40, sponsored by State Representative Scott Perry (R-92), would permit law-abiding citizens to use force, including deadly force, against an attacker in their homes and any places outside of their home where they have a legal right to be. It is clearly stated that there would be no “duty to retreat” from an attacker, allowing law-abiding citizens to stand their ground to protect themselves and their family. HB40 would also protect individuals from civil lawsuits by the attacker or the attacker’s family when force is used.

    House Bill 1043 would have created a new Bureau of Illegal Firearms Trafficking or a “Firearm Trafficking Czar” in the Office of the Pennsylvania Attorney General. Passage of this bill had the potential to establish yet another anti-gun biased bureaucratic agency within the state government.

    House Bill 1044 would have gutted Pennsylvania’s firearm preemption statute which currently allows only the State Legislature to enact laws pertaining to firearms. Without a state preemption law, the result would have been a complex patchwork of restrictions that change from one local jurisdiction to the next.

    House Bill 1045 would have brought California-style gun-control to the Keystone State and ultimately banned many semi-automatic firearms commonly owned by Pennsylvanians.
    Thanks for the update! I may celebrate by making another gun purchase!

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    Just logged on to see if there was any info on the outcome. New I could count on someone here! Good work Utimmer43 I made calls today. Guess we should keep calling until it's passed. Please call and let them know!

  7. #16
    Yes, and we should especially concentrate our calls, emails, etc. on the Governor.
    The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first. - Thomas Jefferson

  8. Quote Originally Posted by utimmer43 View Post
    AWESOME, AWESOME, AWESOME, and AWESOME!!!!NRA-ILA :: Pennsylvania: Castle Doctrine Passes out of Judiciary Committee

    On Tuesday, May 25, the House Judiciary Committee successfully passed HB40, Castle Doctrine legislation, which will now head to the House floor for consideration. The committee also defeated three anti-gun bills (HB1043, HB1044 and HB1045).
    Excellent!
    Slow is Steady
    Steady is Fast

  9. #18
    Well that was short. Corporate sent me home so I could be here for my daughters graduation. Nice two week stay in PA. I always enjoy the state once I'm out in the boonies. Lancaster was pretty wild on the holiday week end but I worked 12 hour days right through so no inconvenience to me. Pretty chincy locks on my $50 a night room, so I felt safe with my little friend under my pillow. Best of luck with your new legislation.
    You can run... but you'll just die tired. 3%

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