Preemption: It’s not Just for Philly Anymore

Looks like other towns are violating Pennsylvania’s preemption statute.  Actually, violations of preemtion are all over if you look.  I never pay attention to it.   If one of the local townships wants to try to enforce it on me, I’ll gladly take them to court.

2 thoughts on “Preemption: It’s not Just for Philly Anymore”

  1. We’ve been fighting these battles for several years here in Virginia.

    It’s like trying to raise a two year old…they are constantly pushing the limits to see what they can get away with…give them an inch, they take a mile.

    The most recent has been here in my town of Norfolk. They’ve hassled a couple of people for open carrying and most recently, they arrested a man for lawfully open carrying using a recently passed (illegal) ordinance as the justification.

    The city is now trying to say “oops, our mistake” about it but they picked on the wrong guy. They arrested an activist and active member of the VCDL. He’s going to sue. I know the guy, I’ve been to several events with him. He’s a bulldog, he won’t take a settlement and he won’t quit until this has gone to court and a ruling is made. We are confident that he will win.

    We’ve already set a date to descend on a Norfolk city council meeting. I can hardly wait. The Norfolk city council thinks they are above the law? We’ll see about that.

    Anyway, the point is that you must remain ever vigilant. If they think they are going to get away with it, they’ll have DC style gun control in a heartbeat. Pennsylvania citizens MUST let the city governments know, in no uncertain terms, that they will not put up with this BS.

    Give them an inch, they’ll take a mile.

  2. Under Pennsylvania law, residents who hold a license to carry firearms are permitted to possess and transport them anywhere in the state except onto school property or courthouse facilities. A specific provision in the state law prohibits counties and municipalities from regulating the possession, ownership or transportation of firearms.

    Interesting, does this apply to Universities/Collages as well? Or is there a specific exception for them?

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