H. Criminal Provisions

Under Pennsylvania law, a license to carry a handgun is not valid in any of the following places or circumstances, whether it is issued by Pennsylvania, or a person is carrying pursuant to a reciprocity agreement between his or her state of license and Pennsylvania:

  • When carrying a firearm concealed on one’s person or in a vehicle pursuant to a license to carry, upon lawful demand of a law enforcement officer, one must produce the license for inspection
  • Some cities have passed ordinances that restricts carrying of firearms within City Parks be sure to check the ordinances of the City which You plan to be in ahead of time, although carry in State Parks by licensees is permitted
  • Mental hospitals
  • Casinos
  • Court houses
  • On school property

For a list of places where carrying firearms is prohibited, see: