The Reading Eagle notices that Berks County leads the state in gun sales. I believe that can be explained in one word: Cabela’s. The Sheriff has also reported that concealed carry licenses are up, like pretty much everywhere else. My father is now among that statistic, because I had him go get a license so he can safely transport the .22 pistol I lent him for target practice. Absent an License to Carry, Pennsylvania’s laws on transporting a handgun in a vehicle are technically as draconian as New Jersey’s. If you’re going to be transporting handguns in Pennsylvania, it’s just a good idea to have an LTC. Berks County issues on the spot as soon as you clear the PICS check.