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Interested citizens can register for the seminar on March 20 by visiting www.repboback.com/concealedcarryseminar.aspx.

State Rep. Karen Boback, R-Harveys Lake, is providing seminars on self defense and concealed carry laws for interested citizens.

One of the seminars was set for March 6 at the Dallas American Legion on Memorial Highway. That event has recently filled, but Boback has scheduled a second seminar for March 20 at the Factoryville Sportsmen’s Club from

Boback will co-host the second seminar with Rep. Sandra Major, R-Bridgewater.

Boback said the seminars are the first of their kind that she has organized, and that she regularly holds seminars and events in response to issues that involve people in her district.

“There is plenty of confusion about Pennsylvania’s Concealed Carry Law and the Castle Doctrine,” Boback said. “This is a good way to address questions and concerns regarding the laws.”

Boback wants to give citizens an idea of what their rights are under Pennsylvania’s Concealed Carry Law.

Discussions will encompass which firearms require a license, when a license is needed and how to obtain one. The seminar will also detail who is not eligible to have a license, along with what the Castle Doctrine entails.

County officials will also participate in the seminars. Luzerne County District Attorney Stephanie Salavantis and Luzerne County Sheriff Brian Szumski will be present at the seminar in Dallas. Wyoming County District Attorney Jeff Mitchell and Wyoming County Sheriff Ned Sherman will be at the seminar in Factoryville.

“The response has been huge,” Boback said. Because the seminar in Dallas filled, she said she is looking at holding a second seminar in Luzerne County. “The Wyoming County seminar has also proven to be extremely popular and seats are filling up fast.”

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