House Judiciary Chairman Rob Kaufman has announced that he plans to report a constitutional carry bill out of committee next week. HB 659, by Rep. Aaron Bernstine, removes the requirement for law-abiding individuals to obtain a concealed handgun permit before being allowed to carry concealed for self-defense. The committee is scheduled to meet Tuesday, May 25 at 10:00 a.m., in Room 140 of the state Capitol.
This important legislation ensures that citizens are able to exercise their right to self-defense without government red tape or delays. The bill does not affect previously issued carry permits, and allows citizens who still wish to obtain a permit in order to carry in other states recognizing Pennsylvania permits, to do so.
The Keystone State would join twenty other states that already have permitless carry. Please continue to follow NRA-ILA alerts for updates on this important Second Amendment legislation.