You are most assuredly correct, best source is generally the Attorney General website of at least one state in question and the answers are a pulldown menu away. This is taken from the Attorney General of Pennsylvania website.You have that backwards. VA recognizes PA, but PA does not recognize VA.
I agree. I got a Utah permit when the last lunacy in Virginia happened and I will keep it active along with my Va. permit because I don't trust the politicians in my state.The lunacy playing out in the big population centers of VA. may just make reciprocity of a VA CPL moot.
I've lived in Pennsylvania my whole life, and up until recently it was a pretty 2A-friendly State with legal Open Carry and easy-to-obtain Licenses. The only problem was that Open Carry isn't a legal right, (there just aren't any laws against it) up until a couple of years ago, police could hassle you about it, and you couldn't carry onboard vehicles as that was considered a form of concealment, even if you kept it right out in the open. However, awhile back there was actually a legal battle on the issue in which the Judge ruled that police couldn't stop or detain anyone simply because they were visibly carrying a firearm on their person, so that's no longer an issue.Pennsylvania has always been one of those blue states that oppress gun owner's rights - not quite as draconian as Massachusetts or NY, but pretty bad. I think you can supposedly open carry in most parts of the state too, except Philadelphia, but I've also heard that it's a crap shoot as to if you get hassled for it. Who knows. I'll probably never set foot there again, only time I was there was on a work trip about 22 years ago.