PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA — The Pennsylvania House is preparing to evaluate a recent proposal to allow permitless carry for residents. House Bill 230 has just been passed to the Judiciary Committee which will seek to evaluate the potential ramifications of repealing multiple different laws related to an individual being required to demonstrate a proof of permit or license to carry a concealed handgun.
Pennsylvania is already considered an open carry state. That means that so long as you are legally able to possess a gun, you can carry it openly. The only real mishap that takes place is if the gun is accidentally concealed from view. This can allow a negative interpretation by law enforcement and result in potential criminal charges.
If House Bill 230 makes its way through the House and a similar proposal passes the Senate, Pennsylvania could become the newest state to join the permitless carry movement.
While detractors will use heavily skewed statistics and studies to obscure a basic constitutional right, ultimately it comes down to questioning why the state needs to take any role in issuing concealed carry permits.
Well, why should they?
So long as you have a legal ability to own and possess a firearm, you should …Read the Rest
Source:: Concealed Nation