SYRACUSE -- Police emptied the Walmart store in this community two weeks ago after responding to a 911 call about someone carrying a gun.
Chief Brian Wallace said the person with the firearm had an open-carry permit. However, Wallace said the incident shows one of the consequences of the firearms guideline.
Wallace was among a group of police chiefs who descended on the Capitol last week and shared lunch with legislators.
The SPD chief said he spoke about the open-carry issue with local gun rights activist Rep. Curt Oda, R-Clearfield, and other lawmakers.
The issue of how police handle someone carrying a firearm had already come up during the Legislative session.
Rep. Paul Ray, R-Clinton, is sponsoring HB 49, which limits the ability of police to charge someone brandishing a firearm with disorderly conduct in the absence of threatening behavior.
The bill is currently awaiting review in the House.