I was just able to get a Pa. cc 2 weeks ago. Everyone is probably thinking big deal to me but I'm from Maryland as some of you might know. I talked to the sheriff in Bedford county few years ago and he told me no since I was a non resident he couldn't do. I was trying at time since my cabin was broken in to. Anyway Md. did lighten up a little and as a business owner I qualified to apply with a good chance. Md. only would issue if your life was threatened, raped, or handling large sum of money. What I had to do was first get finger printed, take a course and pass it on hand guns of course private pay to private instructor, then fill out application, supplying proof of being in business, commercial checking account, dposit slips, articles of Incorporation. Then after 90 days of your 75.00 application is in there you are interviewed by the Md. State Police. If all goes well you get your 2 year permit and 90 days before it expires you apply again.
The week after deer season I received mine in the mail , I then called up to Bedford office they said no problem. I went up and in 10 minutes I had my Pa. CC, heck it was like getting a fishing license. You people in Pa. are very lucky to have this for 20.00 for 5 years for Self Defence purpose. Mine does say for Md. while conducting business but I can do that almost anytime. Please don't let your state get like Md. I do feel pretty good now about pulling in to m y cabin armed.