|Posted:||June 5, 2019 09:54 AM|
|From:||Representative Isabella V. Fitzgerald|
|To:||All House members|
|Subject:||Concealed Carry Permit Information on Driver's Licenses and Photo Identification Cards|
|During routine traffic stops, drivers with a concealed carry permit are often in fear that their legally registered firearm is thought to be illegal by law enforcement. It is extremely difficult to distinguish between a law-abiding citizen who has a concealed carry permit and a non-law-abiding citizen with an illegal gun.
We cannot sit idly by as firearm deaths during routine traffic stops put people’s lives at risk. My legislation would require that driver’s licenses and photo identification cards specify whether an individual possesses a concealed carry permit. This would help an officer to immediately identify individuals who may legally possess a firearm in a vehicle and avoid potentially dangerous situations.
A policy has already been established for this type of identification. Organ Donor and Veteran identifications are already noted on driver’s licenses and photo identification cards by the PA Department of Transportation.
Please join me in protecting drivers and law enforcement officers in Pennsylvania.
Introduced as HB2076