Today, Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane, pursuant to 18 Pa.C.S. 6109(k)(2), published the required annual report on license to carry firearm (LTCF) reciprocity agreements for 2015. You can find a copy here.
Interestingly, although I am acutely aware that Idaho has been reaching out to the Attorney General’s Office for purpose of entering into a reciprocity agreement and I wrote an article last year on whether AG Kane was misleading the General Assembly by failing to disclose the contact with Idaho in her report, once again, this year the Report is silent about Idaho.
Hopefully, the General Assembly will inquire of her as to why we do not have a reciprocity agreement with Idaho.
Today, Attorney General Kathleen Kane issued her 2013-2014 Firearm Reciprocity Report, as required by 18 Pa.C.S. § 6109. Pursuant to Section 6109(k)(2), “The Attorney General shall report to the General Assembly … annually … concerning the agreements which have been consummated under this subsection.”
There is little of interest in the one page report, other than the Attorney General’s office again acknowledging that it invalidated our reciprocity agreement with Utah based upon some ghost statutory change to Utah’s law. No one has yet to identify this putative change in Utah’s law or the authority for the Attorney General to rescind, modify, amend or otherwise change an existing reciprocity agreement. I previously testified before the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, House State Government Committee, regarding this usurpation of power.
What appears clear from the report is that the AG’s Office spent as much time drafting the report as it seemingly spent attempting to obtain new reciprocity agreements. Do we have a new AG yet?