Pennsylvania gun owners, law officials clarify firearm laws.

Timothy Havener went to Tuesday's Centre County Commission meeting with…

Timothy Havener went to Tuesday’s Centre County Commission meeting with a purpose: to educate municipal leaders on gun laws.
Havener, of the group Firearms Owners Against Crime, said, “The state law is above the local laws. … The law is pretty clear.”

So, in places like Centre County, where municipalities make laws such as prohibiting guns in a public park, the local government is actually violating state law. And that’s something that many local governments don’t know.

The Centre County sheriff reaffirmed that Havener and his group are correct.

Sheriff Denny Nau said his office processes 1,000 firearm permit applications a month. He said, “Sometimes you want good people to have guns to control bad people.”

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled last year that gun possession is an individual right and local governments cannot ban guns.

Source: WJACT

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  • Passing any law that only controls the “law-abiding” fails to miss the crux of the issue that the law is trying to solve and that is to stop circumvention of the law by the lawless in society.

    Murder is against the law, but the written law fails to stop it. Murder is only stopped by either a prevention (self-defense) or a prefacto intervention (arrest before the fact). Rarely is murder prevented by law enforcement intervention during perpetration of the crime.

  • Uninfringed is not up for discussion, or interpretation by the state or the officials of the state that work for the sovereign citizen.