I think there’s been little court play for reciprocity agreements in Pennsylvania.Â This letter from the Attorney General’s office would indicate that some law enforcement in the state, including the Pennsylvania State Police, is challenging the notion that people can carry on out-of-state non-resident permits.Â The AG’s office is merely saying here that the decision to prosecute is left to the discretion of the local district attorney.
The letter specifically mentions New Hampshire. Â Here is our agreement with New Hampshire.
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania will recognize valid New Hampshire permits to carry concealed firearms by valid permit holders while said permit holders are present in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
This agreement is authorized under the Uniform Firearms Act. Â Â Â§6109.3k:
(k) Reciprocity.–The Attorney General may enter into reciprocity agreements with other states providing for the mutual recognition of each state’s license to carry a firearm.
Given the wording in these agreements, it would seem to me there can be no reasonable reading that would exclude non-resident license holders from other states. Â Now, that said, the police are still free to arrest you, and the District Attorney is still free to prosecute you, because government officials can be assholes. Â But I wouldn’t let that stop you from carrying.