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Dear Senator Casey and Senator Toomey,
In Pennsylvania we have a concealed carry permit system that was created by our state legislature, is administrated by local county sheriffs*, and is enforced by local police. Our Attorney General has the authority to establish reciprocity agreements with other states, to share concealed carry permits across state lines. Those agreements can be cancelled if a state changes their laws to be weaker than ours.
By keeping the system local we can ensure that legislators and law enforcers who are most familiar with what it takes to keep Pennsylvania safe have the authority to carry out their duty.
I am joining thousands of Pennsylvanians to ask you to preserve that local authority, and to resist attempts to nationalize the system by forcing Pennsylvania to accept the concealed carry permits issued by every other state - regardless of whether or not we share reciprocity, and regardless of whether or not their standards are similar to our own.
I believe that Pennsylvania should have the right to set and enforce its own public safety laws, and no other state, nor Congress, should be permitted to override that authority.
*Except in Philadelphia, where permits are issued by the Police Chief's office.