PA LTCF and "State of Emergency"

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    PA LTCF and "State of Emergency"

    I believe there is something in the Pa Law that, in effect, reads: A License to Carry a Firearm is needed to conceal a handgun on public streets and carry a long gun during a state of emergency.

    Does anyone have a little more info on this? If the governor declares SOE I get to walk around with my Mossberg? Am I halucinating?

    What about SNOW EMERGENCY?

    Maybe an explination of state of emergency is in order.

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    Technically anyone in PA is allowed to carry a long gun at any time. You don't need a concealed carry license to do that. Granted during a normal day, you'd probably be harrassed by police if you walked around with an AR15.

    A state of emergency would be no different except for the possible justification of carrying a rifle, and as such you may or may not be harrassed less by law enforcement (especially as they'd probably have better things to worry about during a state of emergency).
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    I can't help re expanding on this one - maybe QK can as he is a great source of PA law stuff.

    I think tho one major aspect here could be the legal difference between carrying a long arm loaded or unloaded.
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    I'm talking loaded, doesn't do much good otherwise.

    Am I wrong about that being included in the Permit laws?

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    Here's where I found the relevant statutes:
    http://members.aol.com/StatutesP2/18.Cp.61A.html

    6102. Definitions.
    "Firearm."
    Any pistol or revolver with a barrel length less than 15 inches, any shotgun with a barrel length less than 18 inches or any rifle with a barrel length less than 16 inches, or any pistol, revolver, rifle or shotgun with an overall length of less than 26 inches. The barrel length of a firearm shall be determined by measuring from the muzzle of the barrel to the face of the closed action, bolt or cylinder, whichever is applicable.


    6106. Firearms not to be carried without a license.

    (a) Offense defined.--Any person who carries a firearm in any vehicle or any person who carries a firearm concealed on or about his person, except in his place of abode or fixed place of business, without a valid and lawfully issued license under this chapter commits a felony of the third degree.

    (b) Exceptions.--The provisions of subsection (a) shall not apply to:

    Constables, sheriffs, prison or jail wardens, or their deputies, policemen of this Commonwealth or its political subdivisions, or other law-enforcement officers.

    Members of the army, navy or marine corps of the United States or of the National Guard or organized reserves when on duty.

    The regularly enrolled members of any organization duly organized to purchase or receive such weapons from the United States or from this Commonwealth.

    Any persons engaged in target shooting with rifle, pistol, or revolver, if such persons are at or are going to or from their places of assembly or target practice and if, while going to or from their places of assembly or target practice, the cartridges or shells are carried in a separate container and the rifle, pistol or revolver is unloaded.

    Officers or employees of the United States duly authorized to carry a concealed firearm.

    Agents, messengers and other employees of common carriers, banks, or business firms, whose duties require them to protect moneys, valuables and other property in the discharge of such duties.

    Any person engaged in the business of manufacturing, repairing, or dealing in firearms, or the agent or representative of any such person, having in his possession, using or carrying a firearm in the usual or ordinary course of such business.

    Any person while carrying a firearm unloaded and in a secure wrapper from the place of purchase to his home or place of business, or to a place of repair or back to his home or place of business, or in moving from one place of abode or business to another or from his home to a vacation or recreational home or dwelling or back, or to recover stolen property under section 6111.1(b)(4) (relating to Pennsylvania State Police) or to a location to which the person has been directed to surrender firearms under 23 Pa.C.S. 6108 (relating to relief) or back upon return of the surrendered firearm.

    Persons licensed to hunt, take furbearers or fish in this Commonwealth, if such persons are actually hunting, taking furbearers or fishing or are going to the places where they desire to hunt, take furbearers or fish or returning from such places.

    Persons training dogs, if such persons are actually training dogs during the regular training season.
    Any person while carrying a firearm in any vehicle, which person possesses a valid and lawfully issued license for that firearm which has been issued under the laws of the United States or any other state.


    6107. Prohibited conduct during emergency.

    No person shall carry a firearm, rifle or shotgun upon the public streets or upon any public property during an emergency proclaimed by a State or municipal governmental executive unless that person is:

    Actively engaged in a defense of that person's life or property from peril or threat.
    Licensed to carry firearms under section 6109 (relating to licenses) or is exempt from licensing under section 6106(b) (relating to firearms not to be carried without a license).

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    That's Right - Can't Carry It During an Emergency -

    Doesn't Say Anything About Not Being Allowed To Drag It Behind You Tied To A Rope Though.

    No person shall carry a firearm, rifle or shotgun upon the public streets or upon any public property during an emergency proclaimed by a State or municipal governmental executive unless that person is:

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