The court’s decision has no immediate impact on Pennsylvania but one gun rights advocate believes it may open the door to ending concealed-carry licensing in this state.
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The National Rifle Association has seen it membership drop over the past several years according to documents obtained by TheReload.com.
The organizer of the Right to Keep and Bear Arms Rally, state Rep. Daryl Metcalfe, said the attendance may have been the lowest in the 16 years for the event. Dozens of Republican representatives and senators, however, were there ahead of what was a legislative business day.
Since Pennsylvania is an “open carry” state, gun owners who attend are allowed to hold their weapons on the front steps or other areas outside the building.
the National Rifle Association and gun owners couldn’t get Pennsylvania’s courts to consider their lawsuits challenging firearms restrictions in cities.