Firearms Safety and Rights Seminar

Know Your Rights Under PA Law


A message from Attorney Matthew Menges:

A few years ago, I visited the Gander Mountain outdoor store in York. It was a warm day, so before entering the store I took off my jacket, which revealed the weapon holstered on my hip. Noticing I was open carrying, a store associate struck up a conversation with me and commented on how many misconceptions about gun laws he regularly hears from customers. His comments were intriguing to me, so I decided to do something about it. I shared my idea of a public seminar on firearms laws and gun rights with my local state representative, and he provided a forum for me. Since then, I’ve held dozens of seminars throughout the state, helping dispel myths about gun laws and educating current and potential gun owners of their rights in Pennsylvania.

Topics the Seminars Cover

These seminars are open to anyone, whether you’re a current gun owner or a potential gun owner. It is an opportunity to learn more about concealed carry laws and other firearm-related regulations in PA from a licensed attorney, who is a gun owner himself and understands the importance of knowing the facts about gun regulations.

  • Uniform Firearm Act and PA specific gun laws
  • Gun Licenses, including how to register
  • Use of Deadly Force, Castle Doctrine, and how to work with law enforcement
  • Dispel Myths About Gun Ownership, including Can I conceal carry a loaded gun? Where am I allowed to carry? Where can’t I carry?

Defending Your Rights

There are several reasons why you might need a lawyer to ensure you can enjoy your rights of owning and carrying a gun in Pennsylvania.

  • Denied gun purchase or concealed carry license.
  • Charged with a crime for falsifying information on a form, when it was an honest mistake.
  • Need help restoring rights to own a gun.
  • Want to establish a Gun Trust agreement with ATF.

If any of these describe your situation, call Matt Menges at 717-843-8046. He will listen to your situation and provide a course of action so your rights can be restored.

Upcoming Seminars


Thursday, August 25, 2016 | 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Hosted by PA State Representative Mike Tobash
Wiconisco Fire Company No. 1
387 Arch Street, Wiconisco, PA 17097
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Saturday, August 27, 2016 | 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Hosted by PA State Representative Keith Gillespie
Hellam Township Public Works Building
44 Walnut Springs, Road, York 17406
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Saturday, September 10, 2016 | 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Hosted by PA State Representative John Payne
Hummelstown Chemical Fire Company
249 East Main Street, Hummelstown, PA 17036
Please call 717-534-1323 to register.
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Tuesday, September 13, 2016 | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Hosted by PA State Representative Russ Diamond
Bunker Hill Fire Company
152 Road 3, Lebanon, PA 17046

Saturday, September 17, 2016 | 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Hosted by PA State Senator Richard Alloway
South Mountain Fish and Game Club
11547 Loop Road, Fayetteville, PA 17222