With Bryan's permission, I'm posting his email in its entirety:
There have been some recent developments with the Utah Concealed Firearms Permit and the reciprocity/recognition with the state of Pennsylvania. As of 5/6/14, the state of Pennsylvania no longer recognizes the Utah CFP. The following is a link to the Attorney General's office in PA which clearly states this:
Normally when a state comes on or drops off, I don't send out these notices as I clearly state in all classes that it is the permit holder's responsibility to check laws before traveling. However, given the proximity of PA to MD, I felt an obligation to send out this notice as soon as I received knowledge of it. Please do NOT travel into PA under the provisions of the Utah permit. You are NO longer covered.
Basically, the AG in Pennsylvania, Kathleen Kane, was a Michael Bloomberg backed candidate and unfortunately got elected. She is doing everything she can to make it more difficult for gun owners and this is just the latest incarnation of that.
There is not much more I can add to this email. If anything changes I will send out another notice. At this point, according to my research and talking with many other instructors, etc., your only choice to be able to carry in Pennsylvania is openly. As you may remember from class, I do not particularly endorse that idea. However, options have been severely limited at this point. If you are a MD resident with a Maryland Wear and Carry Permit, you can get a PA permit from a local county sheriff.
I am sending this email out to about 5000 people in my email list. The above information is clearly stated an stands on it's own. I am as upset as I am sure most of you will be as I am sure many of you took this class with the sole intentions of being able to carry in PA. I can NOT field questions or comments from that many people. Please do not contact me with "that sucks" comments, I already know that!! Again, I sent out this info as soon as I received it. As of the last Utah class we conducted, PAwas still on board.
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This is bad stuff, folks.