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Pennsylvania prohibits any person, even the holder of a license to carry a firearm, from knowingly possessing a firearm in a court facility or knowingly causing a firearm to be present in a court facility, with certain limited exceptions.1

Pennsylvania has no laws prohibiting firearms in the following places, although administrative regulations may apply:

  • Bars and other places where alcoholic beverages are sold or served;
  • Places of worship;
  • Sports arenas;
  • Gambling facilities; or
  • Polling places.


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  1. 18 Pa. Cons. Stat. Ann. § 913.[]