HARRISBURG – Working to ensure access to permits and clear understanding of gun owner rights and laws, Rep. Ryan Warner (R-Fayette/Westmoreland) is hosting a series of concealed carry events for residents of the 52nd Legislative District.

“Our constitutional right to keep and bear arms must be protected, and it is important for all gun owners and potential gun owners to understand those rights, as well as our state’s gun laws,” Warner said. “I appreciate the opportunity to host these important events and invite everyone to take part.”

A free Concealed Carry Seminar will be held on Thursday, Sept. 26, from 6-8 p.m. at the Fay-Penn Business Event Center, 1040 Eberly Way, Suite 151, Lemont Furnace. Scheduled speakers include Kim Stolfer, president of Firearms Owners Against Crime; Attorney Ed Bilik; Fayette County Sheriff James Custer; and Pennsylvania State Police Cpl. Tom Kapolka. The speakers will discuss the state’s concealed carry laws, Castle Doctrine and more.

Warner is also teaming up with the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office Mobile Unit for a series of “after hours” permitting events, recognizing that not everyone can make it to the county courthouse during regular business hours.

The event schedule is as follows:

Thursday, Sept. 12, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Connellsville City Hall, 110 N. Arch St., Connellsville.

Tuesday, Oct. 1, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Perryopolis Borough Building, 312 E. Independence St., Perryopolis.

Thursday, Oct. 24, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Connellsville City Hall, 110 N. Arch St., Connellsville.

A valid photo ID is needed for permits and renewals, and $20 cash payment is accepted. Permits will also be available at the Sept. 26 seminar.

RSVPs are required for all events and may be made by contacting the office at 724-437-1105 or visiting www.RepWarner.com.

For Westmoreland County residents, Warner notes concealed carry permits and renewals can be obtained at Scottdale Borough Hall, 10 Mt. Pleasant Road, Scottdale, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 18, Oct. 8, Nov. 20 and Dec. 12. Or residents may visit the Westmoreland County Sheriff's office at 2 N. Main St., Greensburg, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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