Councilman Darrell Clarke today introduced legislation in City Council that would attempt to close the so-called “Florida gun loophole.”
The legislation would require people carrying concealed weapons in the city to have a permit from the state of Pennsylvania.
“It’s clearly something that is common sense and we should do at the local level,” Clarke said.
Currently, a Pennsylvania resident can obtain a nonresident permit to carry a concealed weapon through the mail from another state, even without a permit in Pennsylvania. The loophole is unpopular with Philly cops because it allows those denied permits locally to get them elsewhere.