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Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 2021 ‘Guns in Schools in Pennsylvania.’ Guns in Public. San Francisco, CA: Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 6 March

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Guns in Schools in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania prohibits the possession of firearms in the buildings of, on the grounds of, or in any conveyance providing transportation to or from any elementary or secondary publicly-funded educational institution, any elementary or secondary private school licensed by the Department of Education or any elementary or secondary parochial school. However, a defense to the statute exists where the weapon is possessed and used in conjunction with a lawful supervised school activity or course or "is possessed for other lawful purpose."

State law prohibits hunting with a firearm in a "safety zone," defined as an area within 150 yards of "any attached or detached playground of any school, nursery school or day-care center."

Holders of a license to carry a firearm are subject to all of these location limits…

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