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Doctor with CCW charged for having gun in Pa. school picking up kids

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  1. HerrGlock

    HerrGlock Scouts Out CLM

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  2. HerrGlock

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    Oh another point of this. A lot of people believe you cannot possess a firearm if you've been convicted of a felony. Whereas that's true, the law actually states:

    Well, apparently PA has a specific law about weapons on school property:

    He's charged with possessing a weapon on school property, a misdemeanor that carries a maximum five-year prison term.
     

  3. Harper

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    Yeah charge him with a misdemeanor. Set an example. That'll deter those suicidal mass shooters :upeyes:
     
  4. RenoF250

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    So you want to throw the book at a law abiding doctor?? :upeyes:

    How but they drop the charges and leave him alone?
     
  5. HerrGlock

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    According to everything I've read, he didn't brandish, he didn't take it out of holster, he didn't make a big deal out of it. Someone saw it and called the police. They mailed him the summons.

    What, pray tell, would you charge him with? Specifically what would you charge him with?
     
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    larry_minn Silver Member Millennium Member

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    I assume he ment sarcasm.
     
  7. fireguy129

    fireguy129 NRA Member 2008

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    It will be interesting to see how the "lawful purpose" phrase gets interpreted.
     
  8. F14Scott

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    In Texas, one may carry in the school parking lot and on the sidewalk, but not inside the building. So, before entering the school, I draw, reholster in a Fobus paddle, throw it in my center console, and walk inside with an empty holster under my shirt.

    I'm always a little incredulous/dismayed that the only thing preventing me from walking, armed, into the "gun free zone" is that I choose not to. Otherwise, I could waltz right in there, loaded for bear, and there would be absolutely nothing stopping me.

    It's so obvious. I truly have no respect for people who believe in GFZs.
     
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    Fixed that for ya. He carried a concealed firearm in an area where it is illegal to carry a concealed firearm. Illegal = not law abiding.

    I agree that I would like to see the cops send him on his way with a warning, but as a CCW holder it is his responsibility to know where he can and can't carry legally.
     
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    I take mine off and leave it in the truck every time I pick up or drop off my son. Rules are rules.
     
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    Fortunately, Michigan's law on PFZs exempts the parking lot and specifically exempts a parent/guardian picking their kid up from school. I hope common sense prevails and this turns out ok for the Doc, but it's going to cost him money. A pox on whoever called on the Doc for being a small-minded buffoon. Sadly, they're probably the least likely to actually get involved if someone needed help or if they might have to testify. smh
     
  12. HerrGlock

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    I do believe your assumption in your first paragraph is not as settled as you seem to believe and is the entire question of this exercise. Whether he was committing a crime or not seems to be the question even the cops have in this case.
     
  13. Flying-Dutchman

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    Pennsylvania has a lenient concealed carry law. It is a shall-issue State and no test is required.

    You can carry in a bar and most anyplace except a school, courthouse and post office.

    A little discretion from school officials is in order but not to be expected given the political climate.

    Just an unfortunate incident; very few gun crimes are committed by CCW holders in this State.
     
  14. OrangeJoe

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    Here in PA there is the "other lawful purpose" exemption, I even believe there is a recent ruling on it (too lazy to search pafoa now).

    We shall see how this one turns out.
     
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    Still waiting for those charges against David Gregory, if ya know what I'm sayin'.
     
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    Ah, missed the "other lawful purpose" bit. I will agree with the DA in that the wording is pretty vague/open to interpretation.
     
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    Note to self - concealed means concealed.

    I'm with you. That story has faded fast.
     
  18. Harper

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    I was being sarcastic.
     
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    Troublemaker

    :tongueout:
     
  20. certifiedfunds

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    I find it interesting that they're essentially looking to see if he can be charged vs simply saying "the law is unclear, the gentleman clearly had no criminal intent, no charges will be pressed."

    Now, that would open the door for others to do the same. I say "so what?" Others may feel differently. If that is the case the legislature needs to re-examine the law and clarify.
     
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