got my PA LTCF,what are the general restrictions on it?

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by REDMIST89, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. REDMIST89

    REDMIST89 New Member

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    well i got my PA LTCF last week n i was curious what the general Do's n Dont's from my PA people on here,i asked at the sheriffs office but well i got very vague info ...ik i can carry in my car loaded,can conceal carry etc but say if

    A) im pulled over(it happens more often then id like to admit :mad: ) do i need to inform the officer of it? or is that only necessary if he asks or see's the gun??

    B) do i need to carry the LTCF card on me at all times? or can they look that **** up if im asked?

    there might be more as i go along but these r the current ones.
     
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  2. REDMIST89

    REDMIST89 New Member

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  3. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    You're welcome and if you still have questions I'm sure we have some guys from pa that can elaborate.
     
  4. JimsK9s

    JimsK9s New Member

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    I'm from PA and I can't believe the let you walk out of there so uniformed with a PA LTCF.

    mountainman13 sent you to the right place I am a member of pafoa and its a great resource for info related to the state.
     
  5. CipsterX

    CipsterX New Member

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    Congratulations you now have a great responsibility. Like others said the link provided will give you all the laws for PA as well as the states that have reciprocal laws.
     
  6. REDMIST89

    REDMIST89 New Member

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    thats the thing,i filled out the form and asked the deputy(adams county sheriff) there who accepted it a bunch of questions(the ones i asked above)..but he gave either vague info or wasn't interested in answering my questions,so i tried to be informed but they were less than helpful. i know the basics..like i can conceal carry,carry in a car etc..so its not like im completely unknowing but the police thing was my question.
     
  7. REDMIST89

    REDMIST89 New Member

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    and its a responsibility i accept fully,i wanted to do it fully legal...no getting arrested or my gun seized for a cop perceiving me concealing it or getting hassled for open carry.
     
  8. CipsterX

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    Well as far as the being pulled over part hand the office your license with your permit and inform he or she that you are carrying a loaded firearm. Keep your hands on the steering wheel and let the officer take it from there.

    Cops don't like surprises and some don't think civilians have a right to carry so you never know which one you'll get. Just be honest and do what they say and respect shall be given. What ever you do don't go on a rant about the 2nd amendment or the cops gonna get really pissed off.

    Keep your cool inform them immediately an you will be fine.
     
  9. Retaks

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    I also just joined PAFOA 2 days ago. Ive had my LTCF for a whyle and just found that site. Its a really good one. NOw to answer your questions.

    A: NO you are not required to by law. I do tell them every time. I roll down my window put my hands on the steering wheel and tell them before i do anything else. They dont want an surprises and i dont either. IM not doing anythin illegal with it so i see no harm in letting them know.

    B: Yes you must have your card on you any time you carry consealed.
     
  10. REDMIST89

    REDMIST89 New Member

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    thank you both for the info,i figured i should tell them strait off but wasn't sure if it was a legal requirements
     
  11. progolfer_iii

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    YES, you a required by law!!!!!! To inform them you have a loaded forearm. It doesn't matter where you are, when you are stopped by law enforcement, for the time being, you are under arrest, until they say you are free to go!!!! No if and or buts!!!!!
     
  12. jimmyp7162

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    I recently saw a video on YouTube by Massad Ayoob on how to handle a traffic stop while carrying. One thing that made sense to me, is he said do not say the word gun. Simply hand the card and say "I'm carrying ". His rational is that if there is another officer coming up on the passenger side, it may not be good if they hear the word gun. Makes sense to me.
     
  13. CincyG27

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    REDMIST89, I have a few questions for you or any other PA resident who can answer. What proof (if any) do you need to show that the firearm was obtained legally? I received my Glock as a gift from my father, which I believe is an exception to the FFL transfer laws. Is that correct? What did your local sheriff charge you? Do you have to take the firearm with you (unloaded or course)?

    BTW I am also a member over @ PAFOA. Thanks!
     
  14. REDMIST89

    REDMIST89 New Member

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    i didnt have to show any proof my gun was legally mine,id of been in trouble if they asked cuz i dont have it now,i asked em if they needed that when i filled out the form and was told that they didnt need to see the gun or permit,that the LTCF was a permit to carry any gun. and my local sheriff charged me $20 for the permit
     
  15. CincyG27

    CincyG27 New Member

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    Thank you, sir.
     
  16. UrbanNinja

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    This varies by county, which I find odd. I obtained my permit in Philadelphia, my wife got hers in Montgomery county. I never had to prove ownership of any firearms but, she had to give the Montgomery county sheriff's office a photo and serial number of hers. I am guessing that every county has laws and restrictions of their own.
     
  17. CincyG27

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    That is strange. Considering Philly's stance on firearms you would think you would have to jump through hoops. What's your favorite gun shop in the area? I'm in Philly quite often.
     
  18. Mason609

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    Really? Please provide the law.
     
  19. CipsterX

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    I am from Philadelphia and some of my favorite shops and ranges are right out of the city. French Creek Outfitters, targetmasters, and millers sporting goods!

    Millers is fav mom and pop shop and French Creek has a great 10 lane range.

    Weather its the law or not if I'm pulled over I'm telling the officer I'm carrying lol