Be aware in OH and some other states one must tell the office during a traffic stop if you are carrying and show your permit. Do not reach for your gun to show the officer, but closely follow their directions. I travel through many states quite often and I see a greater number of traffic cops in OH than most any of th other states I travel.
If you intend to carry out of state I highly recommend you investigate the state and local laws to assure you do not unknowingly break the law......
you may be allowed to carry in certain states with a PA permit but you still have to abide their laws such as type of ammo and magazine restrictions. you can be carrying legally and still get busted for having the wrong ammo and mag size.
there was an open carry pro gun rally in Erie yesterday. a lot of people had rifles slung over their shoulder, swat style thigh, holsters and vests...it just looked bad.
I think they did more harm than good.
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I was told by the sheriff do not even transport a firearm thru Maryland, If they run your plates and see you have a ccw permit they will pull you over and search you car for it.
you can "transport" through Maryland, but the gun and ammo have to be in separate areas of the vehicle. So you can't have it on you loaded or in your console loaded but you can "transport" through the state.