Sep. 19, 2019

HARRISBURG – In their continuing effort to better inform area gun owners regarding their rights under state law, Reps. Tina Pickett (R-Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna) and Jonathan Fritz (R-Susquehanna/Wayne) will co-host a concealed carry seminar in Susquehanna County on Thursday, Oct. 17. The free event will take place at the Hop Bottom Hose Company, South Center Street in Hop Bottom, starting at 6 p.m. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.

“These seminars allow gun owners to learn exactly what their rights are under Pennsylvania law and ask any questions they may have about them,” said Pickett. “I am pleased to once again be able to co-host one of these events in our region, which are always well attended.”

Presentations will be made by Susquehanna County Sheriff Lance Benedict and Susquehanna County District Attorney Marion O’Malley, who will share information about the state’s firearms laws and the Castle Doctrine, which allows a homeowner to use deadly force if necessary when threatened by an armed intruder.

“This seminar is a great opportunity for concealed carry permit holders and residents interested in obtaining a permit to become informed and educated on the process, as well as remain aware of their rights as gun owners,” said Fritz.

Registration is required for this event and can be made by going online at or, or by calling Pickett’s Towanda office at 570-265-3124 or Fritz’s Montrose office at 570-278-3374. Seating is limited.

Representative Tina Pickett
110th Legislative District /
Representative Jonathan Fritz
111th Legislative District /
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Pickett Media Contact: Andy Briggs 717-260-0674
Fritz Media Contact: Abby Krueger 717-260-6617