HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania House of Representatives on Tuesday passed legislation that would protect the constitutional right of Pennsylvanians to carry firearms by removing the need to obtain a permit to carry a concealed firearm.
Benninghoff voted in favor of the bill, which passed the House by a vote 107-92.
On the passage of the bill, Pennsylvania House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) made the following statement:
“The House Republican Caucus has made it a priority this session to guarantee constitutional and individual rights while providing resources for Pennsylvania’s most vulnerable and giving additional tools to law enforcement to keep communities safe.
“The legislation to assert Pennsylvanians’ constitutional right to carry firearms without a permit protects the Second Amendment and Article 1, sec. 21 state constitutional rights of legal gun owners. The bill changes nothing regarding who can legally own a gun and takes nothing away from law enforcement from going after those owning and using guns illegally.”
Representative Kerry Benninghoff
Pennsylvania House Majority Leader
171st Legislative District