Burns to host popular concealed carry, scam prevention events

Urges people to know their rights, firearm rules and regulations, learn how to protect loved ones

EBENSBURG, Aug. 9 – Later this month state Rep. Frank Burns will host two free community events – but people need to register ASAP to make sure they have a seat at these popular events.

On Tuesday, Aug. 17, Burns will host another concealed carry seminar with local law enforcement, starting at 6 p.m. in the Cresson Volunteer Fire Hall.

“I’ve always supported people’s constitutional right to bear arms and these seminars help educate them on Pennsylvania gun laws,” Burns said. “As a Democrat who grew up in Cambria County, I’ve never forgotten who I am or where I came from. You can count on me to continue to protect the Second Amendment.”

The event will include discussions of the state’s concealed carry law, the Castle Doctrine, personal protection and legal liabilities. RSVP is required by Aug. 13. Folks interested in attending should contact Burns’ Portage Office at 814-736-7339.

Later this month, on Aug. 24, Burns will host another free event, a fraud/scam prevention seminar, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Jackson Township Volunteer Fire Co. on Adams Avenue.

“I’ve heard from too many folks who have had their identities stolen -- the sheer number of scams and frauds out there can make your head spin,” Burns said. “That’s why I’ve invited experts to come and talk about ways to protect yourself and your loved ones from these sophisticated scammers.”

People interested in attending this free event should also RSVP by calling his Portage office at 814-736-7339 by Aug. 20.