Police in Philly and other Pa. counties stop issuing license-to-carry permits to gun owners amid coronavirus outbreak

Police in Philly and other Pa. counties stop issuing license-to-carry permits to gun owners amid coronavirus outbreak

The coronavirus pandemic has led to a rush to purchase firearms and ammunition in the Philadelphia region and across Pennsylvania, leading to long lines at some gun shops.

But the Philadelphia Police Department has shut down its gun-permits unit. Firearm owners without a license-to-carry permit will, in almost all circumstances, not be able to carry the weapons without risking arrest.

Sheriff’s offices in Montgomery, Allegheny, and at least five Pennsylvania other counties have done the same, according to gun-rights groups that have been tracking the shutdowns.

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2 Responses to Police in Philly and other Pa. counties stop issuing license-to-carry permits to gun owners amid coronavirus outbreak

  1. Matt says:

    Look, I’ll. be the first to say needing an effing permit to exercise a right is total bullspit, that being said, you know the current political reality in which others will play, your a fool for not taking yoir responsibilities seriously, sooner.

  2. DAN III says:

    I will second Matt’s comments. Just carry. Do not print.

    Why does a citizen need a .gov permission slip to exercise his civil rights ?

    It is better to be tried by 12 than carried by six.

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