Although, by state law, the attorney general is not allowed to modify the terms of a reciprocity agreement, she essentially used a loophole to close a "loophole."
What this means:
- Those without a Pennsylvania carry permit have until June 8th, 2013 to apply for and receive a permit from their state of residence. After that date, any FL non-resident permits will not be honored if the person that carries it does not have a permit to carry concealed from their state of residence.
- Conversely Pennsylvania non-resident permits are no longer valid in FL, unless the permit holder also has a carry permit from his or her own home state.
- If your state of residence will not issue you a carry permit (like New Jersey), they you are shit-outta-luck in Pennsylvania, at least with a Florida non-resident permit. The June 8th provision only counts for PA residents.
The reason for the change? As far as I can tell, the only purpose is to harass law-abiding gun owners.
The United States is not so united when it comes to carrying, or even transporting a firearm. What's legal on one side of a state border may be completely legal, while it may a felony on the other side of the border.