Obtaining your concealed carry permit is a straightforward process in my home state of Pennsylvania. Carrying within the state is also straightforward. As we instruct our students, it gets troublesome when you cross a state border with your gun. Do NOT go to New Jersey, New York, Delaware, or Maryland without a full understanding what is and isn't permitted.
This hard-working, law-abiding mother of two made a big mistake entering the People's Republic of New Jersey with a pistol loaded with hollow points. She was honest and forthcoming with the NJ trooper about her gun and her carry permit when pulled over.
She faced a 3 1/2 year prison term and her children becoming wards of the state. She incorrectly assumed that a state that recognizes her drivers license would also recognize her carry permit. New Jersey does not recognize ANY other state's permit!
Somewhere within the process in PA, information should be given to ensure every new concealed carry recipient understands state reciprocity or lack thereof!
At Cajun Arms, we take the time with our customers to discuss all of the important issues of gun ownership with our clients! It is not just about the sale - it's about a full understanding of the implications and education regarding the immense responsibility of lawfully owning a firearm!
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