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    We know that in addition to Philly, there are both long-existing and recently enacted measures by various municipalities across the state that are in violation of state law. This thread is intended to track them and their status as we become aware of them. Hopefully, we will see the day that this thread is empty.

    A Google map illustrating these violations can be found here. Red placemarks indicate existing issues, green indicates resolved issues. Yellow pins are issues 'in progress' (meaning they are being challenged in some form, but a final resolution has not been reached).

    If you have information to add to or correct what is posted here, please let me know.
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    Philadelphia (city)
    Status: Injunction issued pending court disposition
    Enacted on: 4/11/08

    Passed 5 illegal ordinances:
    • Permit authorities to seek a judge's order to take guns from people shown to be a risk to themselves or others.
    • Ban from gun ownership people who are subject to a protection-from-abuse order.
    • Require gun owners to report to police the loss or theft of a gun within 24 hours of discovering it.
    • Ban possession or sale of assault weapons or contraband firearms within city limits.
    • Limit firearm purchases to one a month and require buyers to obtain a police certification they have not bought another gun within the past month.

    *Two ordinances stricken, three upheld (on procedural grounds) on 6/3/08
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    Lower Chichester Township (Delaware County)
    Status: Tabled
    Enacted on:

    TOWNSHIP OF LOWER CHICHESTER
    LINWOOD, DELAWARE COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA

    ORDINANCE NO; 2008-03

    An Ordinance of the Township of Lower Chichester, Linwood,
    Delaware County, Pennsylvania, Requiring the Disclosure of
    Firearms, Handguns, Rifles, Shotguns, Ammunition and
    Gunpowder on Premises

    WHEREAS, the, annual sales of firearms in the United States is ever increasing; and,

    WHEREAS, firearms, and especially handguns, play a major role in the commission of homicide, aggravated assaults and armed robberies; and,

    WHEREAS, the improper storage of firearms and ammunition is a major factor in accidental deaths and injuries in homes; and,

    WHEREAS, improper storage of or use of firearms and ammunition causes great harm to firemen police officers and other public officials and,

    WHEREAS, The Board of Commissioners of the Township of Lower Chichester has found and determined that the convenient availability of firearms and ammunition has increased the incident of firearm related deaths and injuries; and,

    WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners of Lower Chichester Township has found and determined that it is necessary and desirable to protect the residents of the Township of Lower Chichester, from the loss of property, and injuries or death, from firearms and exploding ammunition; and,

    WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners of Lower Chichester Township has found and determined that proper disclosure of firearms and ammunition in the community will aid in achieving these goals.

    NOW, THEREFORE, be it ordained by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Lower Chichester, as follows:

    l. That in any incidents whereby a Certificate of Occupancy is required prior to sale or lease, pursuant to Chapter 1446, Section 1444.03, that the applicant, seller, buyer, owner and/or tenant, must disclose on said application whether there are any firearms, handguns, rifles, shotguns, ammunition, or gunpowder, of, said premises, by setting forth the type of firearms, the number of firearms, the type of ammunition., the type of gunpowder, and the amount of said ammunition and/or gunpowder.

    2. If said application discloses that there are firearms, rifles, shotguns, ammunition, or gunpowder, on the said premises, then the Zoning Officer shall send a ropy of the said application to the Lower Chichester Township Police Department and to the Lower Chichester Township Volunteer Fire Company.

    3. Anyone violating said Ordinance shall be subject to a penalty as outlined on Section 202.99 of the Administration Code for General Code Penalty of the Codified Ordinances of Lower Chichester Township, Linwood, Delaware County, Pennsylvania.

    DULY ENACTED AND ORDAINED, this day of 2008, by The Board of Commissioners of Lower Chichester, in public session duly assembled.

    TOWNSHIP OF LOWER CHICHESTER

    ROCCO GASPARI, JR., PRESIDENT BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

    Attest: ___________________________________

    Jacqueline Wallace, Township Secretary

    (Municipal Seal)
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    York County Parks
    Status: Reversed, though there is still some concern over a stated intention to "discourage" open carry, even though it is acknowledged as being legal.
    Enacted on: ?

    Thanks for your inquiry about weapons within Park properties, including the Rail Trail. Basically, no weapons mean

    no weapons either concealed or non-concealed (except in approved hunting areas with a Park Hunting Permit).

    Therefore, Park rules prohibit concealed weapons. If you should need additional information, please contact the

    Parks' Chief Ranger, Gerald Ford, at 717-840-7229.
    Thank You.......Tom Brant, Parks Director (cc: Chief Ford)
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    Limerick Township
    Status: Currently in place. No known incidents where it was enforced.
    Enacted on: 3/21/2000

    Chapter 114: PARKS AND RECREATION

    ARTICLE I Rules and Regulations [Adopted 3-21-2000 by Ord. No. 209]

    The following rules and regulations apply to all parklands owned or acquire by Limerick Township:

    114-2. Rules and regulations established.

    E. Firearms or other weapons are prohibited.
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    Adams County
    Status: Currently in place. No known incidents where it was enforced.
    Enacted on: 2/27/2008

    Language below as proposed. Final language still needs confirmed.
    ORDINANCE

    No. 1 of 2008
    AN ORDINANCE OF THE COUNTY OF ADAMS, REPEALING ORDINANCE NO. 2 OF 1995 AND ORDINANCE NO. 1 OF 2007 AND PROVIDING FOR THE BANNING OF WEAPONS FROM THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE; SUBJECTING PERSONS IN AND UPON COUNTY FACILITIES AND PROPERTIES TO SEARCHES AND SEIZURES RELATIVE TO POSSESSION OF WEAPONS; AND PROVIDING FOR THE ADMINISTRATION AND ENFORCEMENT OF THE PRESENT ORDINANCE

    BE IT ENACTED AND ORDAINED by the County of Adams (“County”), Pennsylvania, by its duly elected and incumbent Board of County Commissioners, and it is hereby ENACTED AND ORDAINED by the authority of the same, as follows:

    WHEREAS, the Adams County Board of Commissioners and the Adams County Court of Common Pleas have previously determined that it is necessary and appropriate, for the protection of the health, safety, and welfare of the general public and County officials and employees, to ban weapons from County buildings and properties, and to subject all persons in and upon County buildings and properties to searches and seizures relative to the possession of weapons; and

    WHEREAS, the Adams County Board of Commissioners have previously enacted Ordinance No. 2 of 1995 and Ordinance No. 1 of 2007 to create guidelines relative to the prohibition, seizure, and storage of weapons on County property; and

    WHEREAS, changes under state law and expansion of County buildings require modification and identification of guidelines relative to the banning of weapons from County facilities under a single Ordinance.

    NOW THEREFORE, be it ENACTED AND ORDAINED by the County, by the Adams County Board of Commissioners, and it is hereby ENACTED AND ORDAINED by the authority of the same, as follows:

    Section I: Definitions. Unless otherwise expressly stated, the following words shall, for purposes of present Ordinance, have the meaning herein indicated:
    (A) Adams County Security Board: The Board created and existing under Ordinance No. 1 of 1995 of the County of Adams, Pennsylvania, as amended, comprised of three Adams County Commissioners, three Judges of the Court of Common Pleas of Adams County, and the Adams County District Attorney (“Security Board”).

    (B) County Property: Any and all real property, buildings, and improvements thereon and appurtenant thereto, owned, leased, possessed, and/or controlled by the County. This term shall not include the Adams County Adult Correctional Complex, the work release facility, or the Emergency Services Training Facility, which are governed by separate policies relative specifically to those properties.

    (C) Courthouse Property: Any property owned, leased, possessed, and/or controlled by the County, which houses the Adams County Courthouse and the other Court-related offices consisting of the Domestic Relations Office, Adult Probation and Parole Department, Juvenile Probation and Parole Department, the Public Defender’s Office, the District Attorney’s Office, Children and Youth Services, or any other property specifically designated by the Security Board.

    (D) Law Enforcement Officer: Any state, municipal, or regional police officer, the Sheriff and Sheriff’s Deputies, Adams County Adult and Juvenile Probation and Parole Officers, Adams County Detectives sworn to the Adams County District Attorney’s Office, federal law enforcement officers, members of the Adams County Security Department authorized to carry firearms by the Security Director, and any persons specifically exempted by name by the
    Security Board or the Adams County Court of Common Pleas. The definition, however, shall not include constables, private detectives, state or county probation and parole officers not employed by Adams County, prison guards, school and fire police, and Pennsylvania Game Commission Officers.

    (E) Security Department Personnel: The Adams County Security Director, all members of the Adams County Security Department and any other County employee designated in writing by the Adams County Security Board.

    (F) Weapons: Any of the following:
    (1) Any firearm or ammunition. The term firearm shall include not only the definition of firearms as set forth in 18 Pa. C.S.A. 6102, but also firearms as defined in 18 Pa. C.S.A. 6105(i) and 18 Pa. C.S.A. 908(c);
    (2) Any offensive weapon as defined by 18 Pa. C.S.A. 908(c);
    (3) Any weapon or instrument of crime as defined by 18 Pa. C.S.A. 907;
    (4) All knives of any length and all sharpened blades of any length or configuration, excluding tools used by County Maintenance Staff or independent contractors in furtherance of their employment;
    (5) Explosive devices, including firecrackers, supplies, detonating devices, fuses, or equipment;
    (6) Replicas of any of the items defined in subparagraph (1) through (5) above including, but not limited to, starter pistols and toy guns; and
    (7) Any object, instrument, item, or device which the Director of the Security Department, or designee, in their professional judgment, determines creates a present danger to property, personnel, or visitors to County property.

    Section II: Possession of Weapon on County Property.
    (A) Offense defined: A person commits a violation of this Ordinance if he or she knowingly possesses a weapon on County property.

    (B) Offense Gradation: An offense under this Ordinance is a summary offense and any person who shall violate a provision of this Ordinance shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine, or undergo imprisonment, or both not to exceed the maximum fine, penalty, or term of imprisonment for such an offense as is prescribed and established, as of the date of the conviction, by statute(s) of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, relative to violations of municipal ordinances, which statute(s) is/are hereby incorporated by reference. Every weapon possessed, incident, or occurrence shall constitute a separate offense and shall be punishable, as aforesaid, as such.

    (C) Exceptions – Subsection (A) shall not apply to:
    (1) A law enforcement officer, as defined in this Ordinance, in the performance of official duties;
    (2) Possession of firearms as defined hereinabove in Section I(E)(1) by constables, Pennsylvania Game Commission Officers or Adams County Correctional Officers, in the performance of their official duties, on County property other than Courthouse property; and
    (3) Associations of veteran soldiers and their auxiliaries or members of organized armed forces of the United
    States or the Commonwealth when engaged in the performance of ceremonial duties with prior written approval of the Director of Security.
    (4) A person who relinquishes possession of the weapon to security personnel immediately upon entry onto County property pursuant to the provisions of this Ordinance. This exception shall not apply on County property which is not staffed by security personnel.
    (5) Any person holding a valid and current license to carry a firearm pursuant to the provisions of The
    Pennsylvania Uniform Firearms Act of 1995, 18 Pa. C.S. 6101, et seq., when such person is carrying said firearm
    in a safe and professional manner, and is upon County Property other than Courthouse Property.

    Section III: Search, Seizure, and Storage.
    (A) Searches: Any person who enters or attempts to enter or remain in or upon County property, shall be subject to a search of his or her person and effects to determine or discover the presence of weapons. Persons refusing to submit to such a search shall be refused admission to County property and/or may be immediately ejected from County property. Searches pursuant to this Ordinance shall be conducted by trained Security Department personnel.

    (B) Proffer, Storage, Return, and Disposal of Weapons Other Than Firearms: Any person who carries a weapon, other than a firearm, into a County building, which is staffed by Security Department personnel, shall relinquish possession to Security Department personnel, upon entering. During the period the person is in the building, the weapon shall be placed in a storage envelope or locked in a weapon storage box and clearly marked with the owner’s name and the date. The owner of the weapon will be notified upon placement of the item in a storage envelope or locked weapon storage box that he or she should claim the weapon upon departure from the building, and that if he or she does not claim the weapon upon departure, that the person has ninety (90) days in which to return to the building and reclaim the weapon. After a period of twenty-four (24) hours, all unclaimed weapons will be removed from the storage containers located in the main lobby or other area designated by the Security Director and placed in a work space under the control of the Security Director. If the weapon is not claimed by its rightful owner within ninety (90) days of its surrender to County officials, the weapon will be considered abandoned and will be removed from the County property and destroyed. The Security Director shall maintain a record of all weapons destroyed, the manner of destruction, and the date of destruction.

    (C) Proffer, Storage, Return, and Disposal of Firearms. Any person bringing a firearm onto County property contrary to the provisions of this Ordinance, shall be initially screened by Security Department personnel to ensure that the person holds a valid firearms license to carry a concealed weapon. Once the firearms license is verified, the licensed person carrying the firearm will be escorted to an area with a secure storage container, which will not be
    located in the Courtrooms of record, Judges’ Chambers, witness rooms, jury deliberation rooms, attorney conference rooms, prisoner holding cells, Clerk of Courts Office, District Attorney’s Office, Sheriff’s Offices, Probation and Parole Departments, or any corridor adjoining any of the above, as well as away from any space or area that is used in any public capacity. The licensed person will then be instructed to safely place the firearm and all ammunition
    in a secure storage container. The container will be locked, and Security Department personnel will retain the key, while providing the licensed person a receipt for his/or weapon and ammunition. Upon leaving the building, the licensed person will present the receipt to Security Department personnel. He/she will then be escorted by Security Department personnel to the storage container and be permitted to retrieve his/her firearm and ammunition. The
    licensed person will then immediately leave the building. At all times, Security Department personnel shall have the authority to deny such accommodations to the licensed person, and deny access to the building, if the licensed person, in the sole judgment of the Security Department personnel, displays any unsafe firearm handling practices. In that situation, the licensed person will be advised to leave the building and to return only when the licensed person is not in possession of a firearm. Any person not claiming the firearm and ammunition within twenty-four
    (24) hours will have such materials treated in the same manner as provided for other weapons in paragraph B above.

    (D) Seizure of Weapons.
    (1) Upon Entry. Any item, the possession of which is illegal under state or federal law, which is discovered in the process of search conducted pursuant to this Ordinance, shall be seized by Security Department personnel and shall not be returned to the person from whom the property was seized. Security Department personnel shall thereafter notify appropriate law enforcement officials of the same and shall maintain the chain of custody of the item until surrendered to local police officials or disposed of as directed by the police officials.

    (2) Seizure of Weapons Possessed in Violation of This Ordinance. Any weapon discovered to be possessed by a person in violation of this Ordinance shall be immediately seized by Security Department personnel. Chain of custody shall be maintained and the weapon shall be secured as evidence or for disposition in accordance with either Order of the Court of Common Pleas or written direction from the Board.

    Section IV: Notice. Notice of the provisions of Section II(A) of this Ordinance shall be posted conspicuously at each public entrance to each County building. The notice shall provide that all persons entering or on County property are subject to search.

    Section V: Applicability of State and Federal Law. Nothing in this Ordinance shall be interpreted to supersede any applicable federal or state law. The provisions of this Ordinance shall be interpreted to be in addition to any requirements imposed under state or federal law.

    Section VI: Administration and Enforcement. The power, duty, and authority to administer and enforce the provisions of this Ordinance shall be vested in the personnel of the Adams County Security Department, under the direction of the Adams County Security Board.

    Section VII: Repeal. Ordinance No. 2 of 1995 and Ordinance No. 1 of 2007 are repealed in their entirety. Any Ordinance or Resolution, or any portion of any Ordinance or Resolution, which is inconsistent with the contents of the present Ordinance shall be, and the same is hereby, repealed and insofar as the same is affected by or inconsistent with the provisions of the present Ordinance.

    Section VIII: Severability. If any section, subsection, sentence, clause, phrase, or portion of this Ordinance is for any reason held invalid or unconstitutional by any Court of competent jurisdiction, such portion shall be deemed a separate, distinct, and independent provision, and such holding shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions hereof.

    Section IX: Effective Date. This Ordinance shall be effective immediately upon its enactment.

    ENACTED AND ORDAINED into an Ordinance this 27th day of February 2008.
    ADAMS COUNTY
    COMMISSIONERS
    George A. Weikert,
    Chairman
    R. Glenn Snyder,
    Vice Chairman
    Lisa A. Moreno,
    Commissioner
    ATTEST:
    Paula V. Neiman,
    Chief Clerk
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    Ebensburg Borough (Cambria county)

    Status: Currently in place. No known incidents where it was enforced.
    Enacted: 11/27/2000


    Code can be found here.
    Chapter 16 (Parks and Recreation), Part 1 (Regulation for Use of Parks and Recreational Areas), Section 16-103 (Prohibited Conduct):

    I. Carry or discharge any firearms, slingshots, firecrackers, fireworks or other missile propelling instruments or explosives or arrows, or other dangerous weapons which have such properties as to cause annoyance or injury to any person or property, unless permission has been granted by the borough council in designated areas; police officers in the performance of their duties will be exempt from these provisions. (Ord. 494, 11/27/2000)

    R. Hunt for, capture or kill, or attempt to capture or kill, or aid or assist in the capturing or killing of, in any manner, any wild bird or wild animal of any description, either game or otherwise, and to that end, it is unlawful for any person to carry onto or possess in any park, a shotgun or rifle or pistol or firearm of any make or kind unless specific permission is granted for a designated area by authority of the borough council. (Ord. 494, 11/27/2000)
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    great idea for a post great. here is another one you can add to the list:

    Allegheny county

    Status: Currently in place. No known incidents where it was enforced.
    Enacted: ?


    Statkowski wrote a letter to the county explaining that they were in violation of preemption. they wrote back ignoring that and saying the would continue to enforce the ordinance. you can read more here: http://opencarry.mywowbb.com/forum46/160.html.

    A county ordinance bans carrying loaded guns on all airport property (not just sterile areas) even if you have an LTCF.

    here is the code:
    Chapter 705: AIRPORTS
    ARTICLE VII General Conduct

    705-39. Weapons and firearms. A. No person, except law enforcement officers, post office and custom officials, or members of the Armed Forces of the United States on active duty, shall carry any weapon, firearm, explosive or inflammable material on the airport premises except by specific direction of the Director, the Superintendent of Police or their designees.
    B. No person shall transport any weapon or firearm except when it is properly enclosed for shipment and is not in the person's manual possession.
    C. No person shall discharge any weapon or firearm at the airport except in the performance of official duties requiring the discharge thereof.

    705-86. Violations and penalties. A. Any person who violates any of the regulations of this article shall be subjected to one or both of the following penalties: upon conviction of the summary proceeding, violators shall: (1) Undergo imprisonment in the County jail for not more than 30 days; and/or
    (2) Be sentenced to pay a fine, to be paid to the use of the County with costs of prosecutions, not less than $25 nor to exceed $100 for each conviction thereof.
    B. The Board of County Commissioners may also prescribe fines and penalties, not to exceed $500 for the violation of County ordinances, which fines and penalties may be collected by suit brought in the name of the County in like manner as debts of like amount may be used for.
    C. Each of the sections contained in this article shall constitute a separate offense subject to the penalties outlined in Subsections A and B of this section.
    Contributed by Statkowski:
    http://www.e-codes.generalcode.com/c...=&maxfiles=999
    Chapter 650: PARK RULES AND REGULATIONS

    650-1. Prohibited activities.

    The below-listed activities are specifically prohibited in any area lying within a County park. Exceptions to these prohibitions will be recognized only upon possession and presentation of a written authorization signed by the Director of the Parks Department, by signs posted by authorized representatives of the Director, or by immediate direction of a County police officer.

    H.Weapons and explosives. (1)Discharge of any firearm or weapon, including but not limited to handguns, rifles, shotguns, crossbow, bow and arrow, air rifle or pistol, any device firing a projectile by compressed gas or spring, such as paintball devices, or as otherwise specifically allowed by permit issued by the Parks Department. (2)Brandishing of a firearm or weapon, including but not limited to handguns, rifles, shotguns, crossbow, bow and arrow, air rifle or pistol, any device firing a projectile by compressed gas or spring, such as paintball devices, except as otherwise specifically allowed by permit issued by the Parks Department. Firearms may be transported through the park if kept in a car trunk, enclosed in a case, or otherwise inaccessible to use. Nothing contained herein shall prohibit any person licensed under the Pennsylvania Uniform Firearms Act, 18. P.S. 6109, from possession of a firearm as defined in the Pennsylvania Uniform Firearms Act, 18 P.S. 6102.
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    State College Borough (Centre county)
    Status: Currently in place. No known incidents where it was enforced.
    Enacted: ?


    All ordinances.
    Timeframe on ability to enact law.

    CHAPTER I
    ADMINISTRATION AND GOVERNMENT
    INTRODUCTION
    Administration and Government
    As a result of a Constitutional Amendment approved by the voters in 1986, the General Assembly passed Act 62 in April, 1972, which gave municipalities the choice of either Home Rule powers or a choice of several options to change its present structure.

    The State College Borough Council, in June, 1972, voted to place the question of a Government Study Commission on the ballot for the November, 1972 election. By an overwhelming margin, the voters of State College approved the question, electing the Commission.

    The Government Study Commission organized in November, 1972, and held a public hearing in March, 1973, to hear interested citizens. In April, 1973, the Commission unanimously voted to adopt a Resolution which initiated the drafting of a Home Rule Charter for the Borough. By August, 1973, the Commission completed and advertised its text and held a second public hearing on August 21, 1973, to submit the proposal to the citizens of State
    College.

    On August 22, 1973, the Commission adopted the Charter and voted to place it on the November, 1973 ballot. The election resulted in 4,168 of the 5,002 citizens (84 percent) voting in favor of the Home Rule Charter, which became effective January 1, 1976.
    Law in particular:
    12S.C.Ord.103(f) [probably an incorrect way to cite]
    f. Firearms, Weapons, Etc. No person shall have in his possession, bring into or use in any park, whether carried concealed or carried open, any fire arms, sling shots, fire crackers, fireworks or other missile-propelling instruments or explosives or arrows (except as allowed in a designated archery area) or other dangerous weapons, which have such properties as to cause annoyance or injury to any person or property.
    I imagine that the question is was this section enacted before preemption.
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    City of Greensburg (Westmoreland County)
    Status: Currently in place. No known incidents where it was enforced.
    Enacted: ?


    Firearms prohibited in City Hall

    City Code found here: http://www.e-codes.generalcode.com/c...=&maxfiles=999
    132-4. Possession of weapons prohibited.
    A. No person shall knowingly possess or cause to be present or attempt to possess or cause to be present a firearm, explosive or other dangerous weapon in the City of Greensburg City Hall or upon the grounds appurtenant thereof.

    B. All packages, briefcases, purses, boxes, bags and other containers of any kind or nature in the possession of a person in City Hall or upon the grounds appurtenant to City Hall shall be subject to inspection by city security personnel for the purpose of searching for the presence of any weapon, device, instrument, material or substance prohibited under this chapter or under any other federal, state or local government law, regulation or ordinance. No person shall fail or refuse to surrender and open for inspection any such package, briefcase, purse, box, bag or other container upon request of any city security personnel.

    C. Subsection A shall not apply to:
    (1) The lawful performance of official duties by an officer, agent or employee of the City of Greensburg who is authorized by law to engage in or supervise the prevention, detection, investigation or prosecution of any violation of law.
    (2) The use of a legally blind person of a trained and properly controlled guide ("Seeing-eye") dog.
    (3) The possession of a firearm or other dangerous weapon by a person when so authorized or directed by valid order of court.
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