today’s news and information gleanings from here and there!
Quote for today … “A free people ought not only to be armed, but disciplined … .” – George Washington
- The check’s in the mail! | “Pennsylvania Treasurer Timothy Reese said school districts, contractors and suppliers and other state aid recipients will begin receiving payments tied up by the protracted budget stalemate as early as Tuesday.” – Pennlive
“Gun permit numbers continue to climb in the midstate, with the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, pictured, reporting a two to three fold increase in recent months.” – PHOTO SOURCE: Pennlive
- “’They just want to be protected’: hordes of Pa. residents licensed to carry firearms as permits increase 155 percent” – Pennlive
- How to apply for a license to carry firearms in Lancaster County – Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office Website
Click here or on the above graphic to download the Pennsylvania Application for a Pennsylvania License to Carry Firearms.
- Pennsylvania’s Uniform Firearms Act spells out the specifics of gun ownership and carry – open and concealed – conditions.
- “How to buy a gun in Pennsylvania” – Pennlive
- As stated in a reply to a comment a few days ago: “There is a time and a place to carry a weapon.” | Palicensetocarry.org‘s caveat “Three Reminders for Safe Concealment of Weapons” (page 20) reinforces “the only reason you should use a concealed weapon is to protect life.”
The Concealed Firearm Familiarization Course is offered in Lancaster County
- The Pennsylvania State Police Website | Note that to lawfully carry a concealed firearm in Pennsylvania, a person must either:
1 – possess a valid Pennsylvania License to Carry Firearms,
2 – maintain residency in, and possess a valid license/permit to carry a firearm from a state with which Pennsylvania has a current reciprocity agreement or
3 – fall within the applicable exceptions in 18 Pa. C.S. §6106(2)(b) as listed above, including §6106(2)(b)(15) regarding licenses/permits to carry a firearm recognized under Pennsylvania law without a formal reciprocity agreement.