Every state has its own unique set of gun regulations – and in Pennsylvania, officials want their residents to stay informed on how they can safely own and use a firearm.
That inspired a concealed carry seminar, which was held on Saturday at the Shippensburg Firefighter Activity Center.
“The purpose of this event is to educate people about firearms, what their rights and responsibilities are and how they can safely and responsively own a firearm,” said attorney Matt Menges.
The seminar was hosted by Senator Rich Alloway.
“The Senator is really the outreach tool,” Menges said. “He lets people know where we are going to have it and when, and he lines up the location for it.”
During the seminar, many people had questions about carrying a firearm around police.
“We want to make sure that people know that they should let the police know that they have the firearm,” Menges said. “That tells the police that they are one of the good guys, and it’s going to decrease the chance of the situation.”
Officials said the class is a useful tool for anyone who owns a firearm.
“Too many times, we see people who think the use of deadly force was justified and it wasn’t,” Menges added. “So I want to make sure that it’s clear to people of when they can actually use that gun that they carry.”
If you want to register for the next concealed carry seminar, you can visit Senator Alloway’s website here.