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Concealed Carry Seminar in Harborcreek

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In Pennsylvania, a person can legally conceal a gun at any moment and you probably wouldn't know.

"We all know in this area especially, that people are very passionate about their guns." said State Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Harborcreek).

On Thursday evening, Rep. Sonney hosted a seminar at the Fairfield Hose Company to discuss Pennsylvania's concealed carry law.  A law that event organizers say has a lot of misconceptions surrounding it.

"There are rights concerning when you can carry, how you must carry, whether it's concealed or in you car," said attorney Tim George.  "There are rules about where you can carry."

According to George, you aren't allowed to carry a concealed weapon inside of federal buildings, like the post office or courthouse.  There's also certain procedures to follow if you're approached by a police officer.

 "What gun owners do when asked to produce their license, they should and they must do so," said George.  "If there's  an exemption that a gun owner has, which allows them to carry without a permit, then they should produce proof of that exemption when they encounter law enforcement."

Those at the meeting say it's a right, that they take very seriously.

"You should be able to own a firearm and not be infringed upon," said David Hanes of Harborcreek.  "Of course, we're always being infringed upon, but that's another story."

But with that freedom, comes great responsibility.

"Obviously, a firearm is a weapon," said Rep. Sonney.  "It's a dangerous weapon and you need to be very responsible if you're going to carry a gun."

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