The Shermans Dale Community Fire Company was packed Monday night with people eager to learn about Pennsylvania's concealed carry laws and expanded Castle Doctrine.
The event was hosted by State Rep. Mark Keller, (R, 86th District). It allowed Perry County officials, lawyers and state police to address the crowd and field questions.
"There seems to be so much controversy about gun laws and what you can do and what you can't do. I felt that it was a good idea to inform the public," Keller said.
The event drew over 500 people. Some were looking for a refresher, others came for a crash course on the topics.
"I have had a permit, I have had it for some time but I have never carried because I was a little concerned about what you are allowed to do and not allowed to do," Richard Brosius from Newport said.
State lawmakers have been holding sessions like this. There is another one in the works for the fall due to the large turnouts.