Firearms at Polling Places – The Law in Pennsylvania

With the upcoming election, we at U.S. Law Shield thought it important to remind our members as to the laws in their state regarding firearms at polling places. We turned to U.S. Law Shield of Pennsylvania Independent Program Attorney Justin McShane for his input.

U.S. Law Shield of Pennsylvania Independent Program Attorney Justin McShane
U.S. Law Shield of Pennsylvania Independent Program Attorney Justin McShane

Here is what McShane says:

“Fortunately, here in Pennsylvania, there are no laws that specifically bar a person from carrying or possessing a firearm at a polling place.

“However, there are certain exceptions to that generality.

“If the polling place is located in an otherwise prohibited place, such as an elementary or secondary school, or court facility, then firearms are prohibited pursuant to 18 Pa.C.S. 912-913.

“Your 2nd Amendment right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed simply by exercising your right to vote – but maybe by the outcome.”

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