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Can anyone decipher this?

Seen this in the past and it rolled off my back

Page 23 of current digest.
Persons hunting deer in archery seasons may not possess a firearm, except those individuals who have a
License to Carry Firearms permit, and then only those firearms authorized by the permit (most sporting firearms are not authorized).

I've had a LTCF since 2015 and it doesn't list a specific firearm. Depending on where I hunt I carry my 40 S & W.
So what the heck are they saying?

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What they are saying is you may carry a handgun while archery hunting in the archery season ifyou have a license to carry a firearm.(concealed Carry license). It is for self defense only.
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So is my AR15 with a 30 round mag and optic and sig brace legal? it's registered as a hand gun and my conceal permit allows it to be taken in the vehicle.
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It must be a handgun to be legal because you cannot get a license to carry for a long gun. I don't know what that firearm you designated in your post, post a picture.

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What they are saying is you may carry a handgun while archery hunting in the archery season ifyou have a license to carry a firearm.(concealed Carry license). It is for self defense only.
I get that much but what are they saying when it states (and then only those firearms authorized by the permit)?
and most sporting arms are not authorized. Do they mean my 357 Revolver?

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Okay so it's any handgun, the curve ball is (most sporting firearms are not authorized)
Isn't a 357 or 44 mag. revolver considered a sporting firearm. I know several guys who hunt with them.
Not trying to split hairs here but this could easily be misinterpreted.

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It must be a handgun to be legal because you cannot get a license to carry for a long gun. I don't know what that firearm you designated in your post, post a picture.
It is considered a pistol has to go out on a state police form not just a 4473.


FYI this is a generic picture. Not my gun since it's at home, im at work and they look basically the same.
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Okay so it's any handgun, the curve ball is (most sporting firearms are not authorized)
Isn't a 357 or 44 mag. revolver considered a sporting firearm. I know several guys who hunt with them.
Not trying to split hairs here but this could easily be misinterpreted.
A sporting is a firearm that s used for hunting, if you hunt with a .357 or .44 revolver it is your sporting arm. If a semi auto handgun was legal to hunt with in PA it would could be called a sporting arm when you are hunting with it. The key to your question hinges on two things, #1, is it a handgun, two, do you possess a valid license to carry a firearm? That is all there is to it, and it is legal for self defense only.

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It is considered a pistol has to go out on a state police form not just a 4473.


FYI this is a generic picture. Not my gun since it's at home, im at work and they look basically the same.
This is the definition of a handgun on bold. ::"Firearm." Any pistol or revolver with a barrel length less than 15 inches, any shotgun with a barrel length less than 18 inches or any rifle with a barrel length less than 16 inches, or any pistol, revolver, rifle or shotgun with an overall length of less than 26 inches. The barrel length of a firearm shall be determined by measuring from the muzzle of the barrel to the face of the closed action, bolt or cylinder, whichever is applicable.

I will not answer you question if you can carry that gun for self defense while archery hunting because I don't know enough about the over all length or barrel length. I do know it isn't anything I would want to carry for self defense if I was bow hunting. If you are serious about wanting to know if you can carry it, I suggest you contact the PGC either in person or with photos and measurements.

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It is considered a pistol has to go out on a state police form not just a 4473.


FYI this is a generic picture. Not my gun since it's at home, im at work and they look basically the same.
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