HARRISBURG – A measure to allow people to carry concealed weapons without a permit has been passed by the PA House. The parties were split in their votes for Senate Bill 565 with Republican mostly supporting it and Democrats mostly opposed. Supporters say the legislation to assert Pennsylvanians’ constitutional right to carry firearms without a permit protects the Second Amendment and changes nothing regarding who can legally own a gun and takes nothing away from law enforcement from going after those owning and using guns illegally. If approved, PA would join the list of 21 states allowing concealed carry for legal gun owners without the need to obtain a permit. Gov. Tom Wolf’s office said he will veto the legislation.