Attorney General Platkin Co-Leads Amicus Brief Supporting Pennsylvania Law Barring Concealed Carry Weapons by Individuals Under 21

TRENTON  Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin co-led a coalition of 19 attorneys general filing an amicus brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit urging that court to revisit an opinion striking down a Pennsylvania law prohibiting individuals under the age of 21 from carrying concealed weapons in public and imposing additional restrictions during declared states of emergency.

In the brief, Attorney General Platkin and the coalition ask the court to review a recent panel opinion in favor of the plaintiffs in Lara v. Commissioner of the Pennsylvania State Police.

The plaintiffs in the case — three individuals between the ages of 18 and 20 years when they first sued the Pennsylvania state police, and two gun advocacy groups — are challenging a Pennsylvania law that generally restricts the issuance of concealed carry weapons permits to people ages 21 and up.

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