We Are the Bottom Being Raced To

I continue to be befuddled by the number of Pennsylvania news outlets condemning HR822 as a race to the bottom.¬†All it takes to get a concealed carry license in Pennsylvania is paying less than 30 bucks, filling out a form, and waiting a week or so for the background check to clear. If this state doesn’t have reciprocity with another state, it’s because the other state¬†donsn’t want to. Our AG is obligated to probe other states for agreements.

The Post-Gazette summons the specter of “Florida Loophole,” even though that issue is entirely a matter of state law now, and would continue to be entirely a matter of state law if HR822 were to pass.

5 Responses to “We Are the Bottom Being Raced To”

  1. Spade says:

    A week or so?

    Luzerne County did mine in 15 minutes.

    • Pyrotek85 says:

      Lancaster county is now quick like that too, when I had applied I think it was 1-2 weeks.

  2. Alex Johnson says:

    I have a PA License. I just sent a photocopy of my Ohio License, and $25 cash to a sheriff there, and he sent back a license. I mainly got it to have the ability to carry in GA, which Ohio doesn’t have an agreement with.

  3. Sterling Archer says:

    I can’t wait to see the PSH from the news outlets when PA goes Constitutional Carry in the next 5 years.

  4. mobo says:

    The “Florida Loophole” is basically closed here in Philly anyway. I would not risk arrest to become the test case, and neither would most people in my situation. So they basically got what they wanted for the most part – to keep nonviolent, non-criminal, productive citizens such as me from carrying on a Florida permit. It never was something that real criminals could exploit in the first place.