Langerholc, Barbin Offer Seminar June 8 on Safe, Responsible Gun Ownership

HARRISBURG (May 17, 2017) Sen. Wayne Langerholc, Jr. (R-35) and Rep. Bryan Barbin (D-Johnstown) invite area residents to register for a free informational session on how to apply for and comply with a concealed carry permit and exercise responsible gun ownership.

The event will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 8 at the Greater Johnstown Career and Technology Center, 445 Schoolhouse Road in Johnstown. 

Experts will discuss Pennsylvania laws pertaining to guns and the Second Amendment, and answer questions from residents, such as the following: When is the use of deadly force justified, and when does a citizen have a duty to retreat? Which neighboring states recognize Pennsylvania gun permits? Where are gun owners prohibited from carrying a weapon? And what are the Commonwealth’s “open carry” laws?

“These forums are an effective way to educate gun owners about the laws and responsibilities related to owning a firearm,” Sen. Langerholc said.  “Rep. Barbin and I expect this event to provoke another thoughtful discussion about our Second Amendment rights, the process to acquire and abide by a concealed carry permit, and individual cases and concerns.”

“I invite everyone from our area to take advantage of this opportunity. The more we educate the public to the laws of gun safety, our area will be a safer place to live,” Rep. Barbin said.

Seating is limited, and registration is required. Community residents can register online by visiting Sen. Langerholc’s website at www.senatorlangerholc.com or call Senator Langerholc’s District Office at 814-266-2277. 

CONTACT:   Diane McNaughton
(717) 787-6725
dmmcnaughton@pasen.gov