The question Wednesday was how far state and local governments may go in regulating whether an individual may carry a gun outside the home.
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Unofficial results of Municipal Elections in Centre County, Blair County Second Amendment sanctuaries
Voters in Blair County cast ballots on declaring their municipalities so-called “Second Amendment Sanctuaries.”
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.
Gun owners, supporters, and a swath of GOP state lawmakers argue gun ownership and use is under threat.
Preparations outside the state Capitol are underway for an annual gun rights rally that has drawn hundreds and hundreds of supporters in recent years.
A protest last week in Wyomissing was an example of how fear — fear of Black Lives Matter protesters and Antifa, fear of an authoritarian police state, fear of neighbors who may sympathize with the “other” — has driven Americans to arm themselves.
Model proposals of the ordinance put forth by gun rights advocates aim to prevent enforcement of any federal- or state-level restriction on a person’s “constitutional right to keep and bear arms.”