Local legislators to host concealed carry seminar

State Reps. Garth Everett, R-Muncy, and Jeff Wheeland, R-Loyalsock Township, will host a concealed carry seminar from 6 to 8 p.m., May 3, at the Woodward Township Volunteer Fire Co. Advanced registration is required.

“There are a lot of misconceptions about Pennsylvania’s concealed carry laws, and the purpose of this seminar is to present people with the facts,” Wheeland said. “The issues of the concealed carry law and the Pennsylvania Castle Doctrine will be explained in a concise manner so that residents can be safe.”

“These seminars are beneficial to Pennsylvania gun owners and we appreciate the time being taken by our law enforcement officials to help educate residents in our region,” Everett said.

The Lycoming County district attorney will discuss Pennsylvania’s Castle Doctrine and stand your ground laws, while the county sheriff will explain rules and regulations surrounding licenses to carry firearms. An officer from the Williamsport Bureau of Police and will discuss how to safely interact with the police when carrying a firearm.

Additionally, an officer from the state Game Commission will discuss carrying laws as they relate to hunting seasons.

People may register by calling Wheeland’s office, at 570-321-1270; Everett’s office, at 570-398-4476, or visiting either representatives’ websites.