Friday, May 21, 2010

dirty deeds

I hate to admit it, but I didn't carry the entire time I was at the NRA Annual Meeting. I ended up leaving my Bersa in my motel room during the day- in its lockbox, inside my locked suitcase - but would take it out each night, and leave it on the table next to the bed. I really had no other options since the convention center was posted and restaurants and bars were a no-no.

Charlotte is not a very gun-friendly town, I knew that going in, but I didn't realize how bad it really was until later...

6 comments:

Mad Saint Jack said...

So what are the laws like in Pittsburgh???

Mike W. said...

IIRC pittsburgh is good. PA in general is good for carry, and it's the one state where I regularly CCW.

Nancy R. said...

Must remember not to stay in the Marriott in Pittsburgh next year. Out of general principle, if nothing else.

Heath said...

Rotten sunofabitch.

I hope karma pays these types back in kind, 10 fold.

cybrus said...

PA in general is very gun friendly. It's easy to get a non-resident permit if they don't have reciprocity (though I think that may be changing a bit so get yours now if you need one!)

Pittsburgh is a typical urban area and people have complained about being hassled for open carry, but open carry is NOT illegal. "No guns" signs do not carry any legal weight and, other than the standard federal restrictions, very few places are off limits: courthouses and schools (though schools have the same grey area as the post office)

There are NO restrictions on carrying in restaurants/bars/clubs/etc and, as far as I know, there is no legal restriction on carrying while intoxicated (though no responsible gunnie would actually do that, right?)

Open carry: legal WITHOUT a permit everywhere except Philadelphia (you need a permit to carry openly in Philly)

Concealed carry: legal with a PA-recongized permit. Getting a PA non-resident permit is pretty easy at the moment if your state is not on PA's reciprocity list

Vehicle carry: legal with a permit from any state - that state does not have to be on PA's reciprocity list

PPPP said...

We've used Marriott branded hotels for many years. Today, we're sending copies to three of the top execs, cutting all ties, including any investments we might have. Specifically citing the events in Charlotte.