For about 4,000 Pennsylvians who obtained a concealed-carry permit through the so-called "Florida loophole," time's up.
State Attorney General Kathleen Kane on Friday announced a new agreement with Florida that closes the controversial rule that allowed Pennsylvanians to send for a permit through the mail. Under the revised "reciprocity agreement," those holding Florida concealed-carry permits in Pennsylvania must now be legal residents of Florida.
About 900 residents hold such permits in Philadelphia. Law-enforcement officials here often decried the loophole as a portal to obtaining a gun permit for those who were ineligible for or denied one, or who had theirs revoked.