Police in Philly and other Pa. counties stop issuing license-to-carry permits to gun owners

PHILADELPHIA — The coronavirus pandemic has led to a rush to purchase firearms and ammunition in the Philadelphia region and across Pennsylvania, leading to long lines at some gun shops.But the Philadelphia Police Department has shut down its gun-permits unit. Firearm owners without a license-to-carry permit will, in almost all circumstances, not be able to carry the weapons without risking arrest.Sheriff’s offices in Montgomery, Allegheny and at least five Pennsylvania other counties have done the same, according to gun-rights groups that have been tracking the shutdowns.Inspector Sekou Kineb...


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