Anti-Gun Pennsylvania Attorney General Stops Recognition Of Va Nonresident Permits

Kathleen Kane
Kathleen Kane
Virginia Citizens Defense League
Virginia Citizens Defense League

Covington VA –-( Pennsylvania’s Attorney General, Kathleen Kane, a virulent anti-gun Democrat, severed all reciprocity and recognition with Utah.

Virginia Citizens Defense League's (VCDL) counterparts in Pennsylvania say that her actions are unlawful and follow previous actions in changing reciprocity agreements with Florida and Arizona and VIRGINIA, as well as eliminating statutory recognition of Idaho.

Further, Kane announced, through her office staff, that she is reviewing the reciprocity/recognition agreements in place with every other State.

The fact that under Pennsylvania Law she completely lacks statutory authority to change or eliminate any of the above is not deterring her.

Lawlessness by the Executive branch seems to becoming commonplace lately.

If she continues down this path, we could lose ALL reciprocity with Pennsylvania.

Let’s send an email to the Governor of Pennsylvania and get full reciprocity restored to Virginia non-resident permits.

Email address:  [email protected]

Suggested Subject:

Restore concealed handgun permit reciprocity with Virginia!

Suggested message:

Dear Governor Corbett:

I recently discovered that your Attorney General, Kathleen Kane, extra-legally has severed or modified concealed carry of firearms reciprocity/recognition agreements with four states thus far.

Ms. Kane is playing politics with the safety of gun owners.

It’s a shame, but I will not be visiting your state and I will avoid doing business with companies in your State as a result of these extra-legal actions of Ms. Kane.  Instead I will look to Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana, and West Virginia for my vacation needs.


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  • 7 thoughts on “Anti-Gun Pennsylvania Attorney General Stops Recognition Of Va Nonresident Permits

    1. Virginia’s criteria for issuing a permit to carry a concealed handgun should not pre-empt Pennsylvania’s requirements. This is another way to make an end run around rational rules such as checking for a criminal background necessary to carry concealed. Be a convicted criminal in Pa, GO TO VA and establish residence, get a concealed permit, and return to PA and be able to carry a concealed handgun. Does this make sense???

    2. She has gone rogue. Not that she was ever qualified to be the State AG to begin with, she was an assistant in the local county DA’s office, then took several years off to have kids, then used her hubby’s family fortune and connections to become the SAG.
      She is in clear violation of the Pa. Constitution Article one sections 21 and 25 which by rights prohibit the issuance of gun permits in Pa., let alone those issued in other states.
      Read the sections and decide for yourself.

      Right to Bear Arms
      Section 21.

      The right of the citizens to bear arms in defense of themselves and the State shall not be questioned.

      Reservation of Powers in People
      Section 25.

      To guard against the transgressions of the high powers which we have delegated, we declare that everything in this article is excepted out of the general powers of government and shall forever remain inviolate.

      Last I checked the legislature, Governors office, State AG, and even Judges were all parts of the government.
      Kane needs to be impeached ASAP!

    3. “The fact that under Pennsylvania Law she completely lacks statutory authority to change or eliminate any of the above is not deterring her.”
      If this is a factual statement, then why has no one made an attempt to have her charged with malfeasance of office? Are there no pro gun lawyers in Pa who can do this?

    4. Your story is COMPLETELY wrong. I just spoke the AG’ss office, here is the change:
      The Attorney General of Pennsylvania has entered into a modification of the current
      firearm reciprocity agreement with the state of Virginia. This reciprocity agreement
      previously permitted citizens of Pennsylvania who were not also Virginia residents to
      obtain a Concealed Carry Permit (hereinafter “CCP”) from the state of Virginia. The
      CCP would then be honored in Pennsylvania without the need for a CCP granted by a
      Pennsylvania issuing authority. This agreement has been modified as follows pursuant
      to the authority of the Attorney General of Pennsylvania as found in 18 Pa.C.S. §
      1. If you are currently a resident of Pennsylvania only and have a CCP from the state
      of Virginia, your Virginia permit will no longer be recognized in Pennsylvania 120 days
      from the date of this Notice, or on August 9, 2013. In the prescribed time period you
      may apply for a CCP in the county of your residence. Please be aware that your local
      Sheriff or Police Department (in cities of the First Class) will have forty-five (45) days
      from the date of your application in which to grant or deny your application for a CCP.
      2. If you are a dual resident of Pennsylvania and Virginia, you need not apply for a
      CCP in Pennsylvania if you currently hold a CCP from Virginia. You must, however,
      carry with you proof of your Virginia citizenry/residence along with your CCP
      identification when you are carrying a concealed firearm either on your person or in a
      3. If you are a resident of Virginia only and have a CCP from Virginia, it will continue
      to be honored in Pennsylvania with all the same rights and recognition as contained in
      the Reciprocity Agreement between said States.

    5. I figured Pennsylvania was the Democrat’s next target when Barry said “… they cling to their guns and Bibles”.

    6. For the last couple of years I have been kinda keeping an eye on gun rights in PA. I’ve noticed little by little gunbrabbers are infringing more and more on those rights.It was kinda subtle at first but it looks like full blown tryranny is about to hit PA, NY,CA,CT…etc. I hope I’m wrong but don’t think so.

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