After recent mass shootings, the request for concealed carry permits has jumped. In one western county, the average request was fifteen to twenty per day and that has spiked to sixty applications per day. In Allegheny County, PA, the chief deputy sheriff has said that applications have risen significantly in the past month.
People who prefer tighter gun controls are trying a new approach: adding gun restrictions linked to domestic violence.
Many towns in Pennsylvania have their own laws regarding firearms.