OK, I'm in a frustrating situation. I live 1/2-mile over the border in PA.
Now, that has some great things going for it. I can walk into any gun store in the state, point to a handgun in the display case, say "Gimme!" and walk out of the store with it in about 15 minutes. No muss, no fuss - and never ever needed a permit.
I also walked into my Sheriff's office, said I wanted a CCW, they said "no problem", I filled out a form and the permit arrived in the mail less than a week later.
However, the down side is that there are no decent sized cities near me. So I make the 10-minute drive across the border and into the Southern Tier, where I do 99% of my shopping and business.
Unfortunately the less undesirables of life are moving into the area. So my wife and I feel rather naked anymore - even in broad daylight.
Obviously "packing" is out of the question. (And I've heard that even if the Senate did pass the reciprocity bill and Obama did sign it, I still couldn't carry because PA's requirements are so lax compared to NY's.) So I got to thinking, no problem - Pepper Spray for the wife and I. Especially that neat little item from Kimber. But I started to do some web searches and if I am reading things right, non-residents cannot even carry pepper spray.
Am I reading the laws correctly? And if that is true, how exactly is a non-resident supposed to protect themselves these days? Any suggestions? (besides telling me to move to another location in PA)