Politicians Cancel Concealed Carry Seminar

Oct 6, 2017

A flier for the concealed carry seminar state Sen. Jake Corman and Rep. Kerry Benninghoff had planned to post. The seminar has been postponed.

The concealed carry seminar wasn’t scheduled to take place until Nov. 2, but the mailings for it arrived the same week as a mass shooting in Las Vegas left nearly 60 people dead.

Jennifer Kocher, spokeswoman for state Sen. Jake Corman, said there was pushback on social media about the event. She said there was concern that the educational focus of the seminar would be lost, so the seminar was postponed.

“The events in Las Vegas were certainly horrific and we wanted to give people that opportunity to continue to mourn as a nation for this, and not have it clouded by anything else that was going on.”

Corman represents Centre, Juniata and Mifflin counties and part of Huntingdon County and is the Republican majority leader.

Kocher said the seminar was meant to provide information and address misconceptions about concealed carry laws, including what the laws are and how those with concealed firearms should interact with law enforcement.

Kocher said the event has not yet been rescheduled.

I’m Anne Danahy, WPSU.