For Immediate Release
HARRISBURG — Senator Richard Alloway II (R-33) today announced he would introduce legislation to facilitate the application process for a license to carry a concealed firearm.
Under current law, concealed carry applications must be submitted to the sheriff of the county in which they reside, or the chief of police in a city of the first class. Alloway’s proposal would allow applicants to apply with a sheriff in an adjacent county.
“The discussion of onerous new gun control measures at the federal level has led to a dramatic increase in the number of individuals applying for a concealed carry permit in many counties throughout the state,” Alloway said. “We need to explore ways to ease this burden on counties so applicants are not left waiting for months on end for their application to be considered.”