Second Amendment Caucus Chairs Dush and Major Announce Speakers Lineup for June 12, State Capitol Right to Keep and Bear Arms Rally

HARRISBURG – On Monday, June 12, starting at 11 a.m. on the front steps of the state Capitol, Pennsylvania Senate and House Second Amendment Caucus Chairs Sen. Cris Dush (R-25) and Rep. Abby Major (R-60), along with many other pro-Second Amendment state lawmakers, will join together with law-abiding firearm owners from across the commonwealth for the 2023 Right to Keep and Bear Arms Rally.

The theme for this year’s rally (to be held rain or shine) is “United We Stand!”

“In a free society, no law-abiding citizen should be the target for discrimination when they are put into a situation which requires the use of lethal force to defend themselves, their loved ones or others,” said Dush, who has re-introduced Senate Bill 357, which would fully allow for the life-preserving, Constitution-enforced concealed carrying of legally owned firearms.

“Clearly, the safety and welfare of our citizenry cannot be guaranteed by criminalizing our most fundamental freedoms” said Dush. “This includes senselessly disarming law-abiding citizens in gun-free zones, imposing useless universal background checks or sanctioning the tyrannical confiscation of legally owned firearms through due process-denying, unconstitutional red flag laws.”

This year’s outstanding featured speakers will be nationally recognized right-to-carry advocates, Karise and Jerel Crew, CEO and Founders of That Gun Talk. The couple will share their compelling story of how the most unique brotherhood and sisterhood in the firearms safety training industry originated through “one arrest and a fully loaded Glock with one in the chamber.” This apprehension and subsequent firearm confiscation occurred at the Philadelphia International Airport’s TSA pre-checkpoint, even though both Karise and Jerel possessed valid licenses to carry a firearm and had no previous criminal records. 

“Recent action by the House Democrats shows we must stay vigilant in protecting our Second Amendment rights,” Major said. “I encourage everyone to attend this year’s rally to demonstrate to my fellow lawmakers the support that exists for no changes to existing gun laws. Instead, what is needed is enforcement of existing law.”

Established in 2006, this annual grassroots event is in direct support of the Second Amendment and Article 1, Section 21 of the Pennsylvania Constitution which clearly states: “The right of the citizens to bear arms in defense of themselves and the State shall not be questioned.”

Barring technical difficulties, the 2023 Right to Keep and Bear Arms Rally will also be livestreamed on Sen. Dush’s website and You can find more information and download a flyer here.



For Senator Dush:  Ty McCauslin, Communications Director, 717-787-7084 or

For Representative Major: Tracy Polovick, 717-260-6358 or

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