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Cocealed Carry at Philadelphia Historic Sites?
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Can I conceal carry at the Constitution Center, Betsy Ross House, Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, and other similar historic Philadelphia attractions?
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Philadelphia Patriot;24778 Wrote:Can I conceal carry at the Constitution Center, Betsy Ross House, Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, and other similar historic Philadelphia attractions?

I've concealed at CC without a problem. I didn't see any signs. I know the Liberty Bell has/had metal detectors, and I'm pretty sure it and Independence Hall are posted "no weapons". You can see the LB pretty well from outside through a large window.

The relatively recent National Parks legislation does not affect 18 USC 930 which prohibits weapon possession inside "Federal Facilities (buildings where Federal Employees work).
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TheWolff;24782 Wrote:I've concealed at CC without a problem. I didn't see any signs. I know the Liberty Bell has/had metal detectors, and I'm pretty sure it and Independence Hall are posted "no weapons". You can see the LB pretty well from outside through a large window.

The relatively recent National Parks legislation does not affect 18 USC 930 which prohibits weapon possession inside "Federal Facilities (buildings where Federal Employees work).

Thanks! The last time I did the whole Philadelphia colonial tour I was in the 4th grade. I haven't been to the Constitution Center yet. Is that owned by the government or by a private enterprise? I knew about 18 USC 930, but I thought I remember hearing how the liberty bell and independence hall are still off limits. The federal facilities clause makes sense now. I still find it ironic that I can't carry in independence hall. Imagine what our founding fathers would think if they were magically still alive today.
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Liberty Bell & Independence Hall


Quote:5. What security measures are in place in the park?

All visitors visiting the Liberty Bell Center and/or Independence Hall are required to process through security screening facilities similar to that in use at airports.

http://www.nps.gov/inde/faqs.htm
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Philadelphia Patriot;24793 Wrote:Thanks! The last time I did the whole Philadelphia colonial tour I was in the 4th grade. I haven't been to the Constitution Center yet. Is that owned by the government or by a private enterprise? I knew about 18 USC 930, but I thought I remember hearing how the liberty bell and independence hall are still off limits. The federal facilities clause makes sense now. I still find it ironic that I can't carry in independence hall. Imagine what our founding fathers would think if they were magically still alive today.

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The National Constitution Center is an interactive museum, national town hall, and civic education headquarters. Steps from Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell in Historic Philadelphia, the Center is a nonprofit, nonpartisan institution devoted to the U.S. Constitution and its legacy of freedom.

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Before you plunk down any money at the constitution center, do note that they were all to happy to host a pro-mumia rally there last year.
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Gman106;24837 Wrote:Before you plunk down any money at the constitution center, do note that they were all to happy to host a pro-mumia rally there last year.

ughhhhhh, what the hell is wrong with this country? Pro-mumia rally at the constitution center, no concealed carry permitted at independence hall, it's now considered a bad thing to be successful at business.......... Shrug
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