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    Default Re: Gov. Tom Wolf declares 'state of emergency' in Pa. opioid epidemic

    Don't worry guys, this will be over just as soon as they get people to stop doing drugs.
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    Default Re: Gov. Tom Wolf declares 'state of emergency' in Pa. opioid epidemic

    Like no one knew there was an issue, geesh!
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    Default Re: Gov. Tom Wolf declares 'state of emergency' in Pa. opioid epidemic

    Quote Originally Posted by JenniferG View Post
    The money Wolf is looking for by the Declaration of State of Emergency is the huge hole in the budget trying to pay for public employees pensions. Nothing more nothing less. This is a promise he made to the public sector employees unions. He has been mostly absent on those promises he made thus creating a budget crisis. This has nothing to do about drugs unless you are on them and believe any or his crap. By the way, we need more casinos for the children.
    Statewide soda tax?
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    Default Re: Gov. Tom Wolf declares 'state of emergency' in Pa. opioid epidemic

    more info from Prince Law Office



    As our viewers are aware, earlier today I published a blog article that With a Stroke of a Pen, PA Governor Wolf Limits Firearm Rights by Proclaiming a State of Emergency; but, what are the unintended (or possibly intended) further consequences of the Proclamation?

    As people start to prepare for the NRA's Great American Outdoor Show (GAOS) from February 3-11 in Harrisburg, PA at the Farm Show Complex, it is important to understand the impact on both the vendors and attendees. As I explained in my earlier article, Section 6107, in pertinent part, provides

    (a) General rule.--No person shall carry a firearm upon the public streets or upon any public property during an emergency proclaimed by a State or municipal governmental executive unless that person is:
    (1) Actively engaged in a defense of that person's life or property from peril or threat.
    (2) 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).
    ...
    (c) Definitions.--As used in this section, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings given to them in this subsection:
    “Accessory.” Any scope, sight, bipod, sling, light, magazine, clip or other related item that is attached to or necessary for the operation of a firearm.
    “Firearm.” The term includes any weapon that is designed to or may readily be converted to expel any projectile by the action of an explosive or the frame or receiver of any weapon.

    So what's the concern? How could Governor Wolf's Proclamation possibly affect the Great American Outdoors Show?

    As I addressed in my earlier article, the Proclamation seemingly meets the criteria to trigger the Section 6107 prohibitions, since it is an emergency proclamation issued by a State governmental executive. Additionally, to the surprise of many people, the Farm Show Complex, where the show will be held, is actually owned by the Commonwealth and is therefore public property; thereby, prohibiting the carrying of a firearm, as defined by Section 6107, anywhere on the property, during the proclamation of emergency, unless the person meets an exception.

    As the first exception is not (or at least not likely) applicable to the show, let's turn to second set of exceptions - an individual who has been issued a license to carry firearms, pursuant to 18 Pa.C.S. § 6109 or who is otherwise exempt under 18 Pa.C.S. § 6106(b). Obviously, the first is self-explanatory, but what about the exemptions found in 6106(b)? Well, Section 6106(b) provides:

    (1) Constables, sheriffs, prison or jail wardens, or their deputies, policemen of this Commonwealth or its political subdivisions, or other law-enforcement officers.
    (2) Members of the army, navy, marine corps, air force or coast guard of the United States or of the National Guard or organized reserves when on duty.
    (3) The regularly enrolled members of any organization duly organized to purchase or receive such firearms from the United States or from this Commonwealth.
    (4) Any persons engaged in target shooting with a firearm, 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 firearm is not loaded.
    (5) Officers or employees of the United States duly authorized to carry a concealed firearm.
    (6) 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.
    (7) 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.
    (8) Any person while carrying a firearm which is not loaded and is in a secure wrapper from the place of purchase to his home or place of business, or to a place of repair, sale or appraisal 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 place of instruction intended to teach the safe handling, use or maintenance of firearms or back or to a location to which the person has been directed to relinquish firearms under 23 Pa.C.S. § 6108 (relating to relief) or back upon return of the relinquished firearm or to a licensed dealer's place of business for relinquishment pursuant to 23 Pa.C.S. § 6108.2 (relating to relinquishment for consignment sale, lawful transfer or safekeeping) or back upon return of the relinquished firearm or to a location for safekeeping pursuant to 23 Pa.C.S. § 6108.3 (relating to relinquishment to third party for safekeeping) or back upon return of the relinquished firearm.
    (9) Persons licensed to hunt, take furbearers or fish in this Commonwealth, if such persons are actually hunting, taking furbearers or fishing as permitted by such license, or are going to the places where they desire to hunt, take furbearers or fish or returning from such places.
    (10) Persons training dogs, if such persons are actually training dogs during the regular training season.
    (11) 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.
    (12) A person who has a lawfully issued license to carry a firearm pursuant to section 6109 (relating to licenses) and that said license expired within six months prior to the date of arrest and that the individual is otherwise eligible for renewal of the license.
    (13) Any person who is otherwise eligible to possess a firearm under this chapter and who is operating a motor vehicle which is registered in the person's name or the name of a spouse or parent and which contains a firearm for which a valid license has been issued pursuant to section 6109 to the spouse or parent owning the firearm.
    (14) A person lawfully engaged in the interstate transportation of a firearm as defined under 18 U.S.C. § 921(a)(3) (relating to definitions) in compliance with 18 U.S.C. § 926A (relating to interstate transportation of firearms).
    (15) Any person who possesses a valid and lawfully issued license or permit to carry a firearm which has been issued under the laws of another state, regardless of whether a reciprocity agreement exists between the Commonwealth and the state under section 6109(k), provided:
    (i) The state provides a reciprocal privilege for individuals licensed to carry firearms under section 6109.
    (ii) The Attorney General has determined that the firearm laws of the state are similar to the firearm laws of this Commonwealth.
    (16) Any person holding a license in accordance with section 6109(f)(3).

    Clearly, any vendor or attendee who is a "person engaged in the business of manufacturing, repairing, or dealing in firearms, or the agent or representative of any such person" would be exempt (but see the below caution), as would anyone carrying pursuant to a reciprocity agreement or carrying pursuant to subsection (b)(15). Other vendors and attendees would seemingly be prohibited, although some employees may be able to claim that they are agents, messengers or other employees of a "business firm, whose duties require them to protect moneys, valuables and other property in the discharge of such duties."

    Unfortunately, as few people are aware, as a result of the Superior Court's en banc decision late last year in Commonwealth v. Anderson, these "exceptions" in Section 6106(b) were found by the Superior Court to be "defenses" that need to be proven at trial. Thus, any individual claiming "exception" under Section 6106(b) can be prosecuted and forced to argue the exception as a defense to the prosecution.

    More disconcerting, unlike the emergency proclamation statute, 35 Pa.C.S. § 7301, utilized by Governor Wolf to issue the proclamation, 18 Pa.C.S. § 6107 does not provide the Governor with any authority to limit or otherwise preclude the enactment of the prohibitions. Rather, the issuance of an emergency proclamation automatically, and seemingly in violation of Article 1, Section 21 and the Second Amendment, prohibits the carrying of "a firearm upon the public streets or upon any public property during [the] emergency."

    In relation to hunting on state game lands, pursuant to Section 6106(b)(9), those individuals would likewise be entitled to the "defense," provided that he/she is "licensed to hunt, take furbearers or fish in this Commonwealth, if such persons are actually hunting, taking furbearers or fishing as permitted by such license, or are going to the places where they desire to hunt, take furbearers or fish or returning from such places."

    While the General Assembly has previously considered repealing Section 6107, Governor Wolf's Proclamation of today underscores the necessity for the General Assembly to repeal Section 6107, as it is blatantly unconstitutional.

    Please contact your State Representatives and demand that they immediately repeal Section 6107, so that YOUR rights aren't infringed and so that YOU aren't forced to pay attorney fees and costs to prove, as a defense, one of the exceptions in Section 6106. When contacting them, also demand that the draconian transportation laws of Section 6106 be repealed, as well.

    If you or someone you know has had their right to keep and bear arms infringed as a result of this state of emergency, contact Firearms Industry Consulting Group today to discuss YOUR rights and legal options.



    Firearms Industry Consulting Group® (FICG®) is a registered trademark and division of Civil Rights Defense Firm, P.C., with rights and permissions granted to Prince Law Offices, P.C. to use in this article.
    Joshua Prince, Esq. | January 10, 2018 at 7:31 pm | Tags: "joshua prince", FICG, firearm, firearms, Firearms Industry Consulting Group, GAOS, Governor Wolf, Great American Outdoors Show, gun, guns, opioid, state game land hunting, state of emergency | Categories: Firearms Law, Pennsylvania Firearms Law | UR
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    Default Re: Gov. Tom Wolf declares 'state of emergency' in Pa. opioid epidemic

    This whole opiate drug thing could be solved if we made drugs legal. We could have a State store system like the LCB that dispenses heroin and needles and we could build them in poor neighborhoods where drugs are needed the most. It's those damn rich white people that are preventing those poor underprivileged people from getting their drugs. I've got a great idea to fund the whole thing too. The State can legalize selling organs.The State Heroin Stores can be located right next to the abortion clinics which can serve a dual purpose of providing abortions and organ removals with a complete pricing list. This way taxpayers won't have to fund State Heroin Stores. The drug users can now afford to buy drugs without state assistance.

    Another plus is powerful democrats like Bob Casey Sr. the former Governor won't have to send his men out on the streets to find dying homeless people to get a new to him organ. The State Heroin Stores can team up with State Liquor Store employees have a bigger union with more power to help poor people. This is a genius idea and I don't know why anyone hasn't thought of it yet.

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    Default Re: Gov. Tom Wolf declares 'state of emergency' in Pa. opioid epidemic

    Quote Originally Posted by Hodgie View Post
    Does this mean I still have to go to work or can I just hunker down in my living room and play Star Wars Battlefront II all day until this is lifted?


    The guy is just looking for national attention and to put people in "crisis" mode.
    yeah... i was wondering this too. is a travel restriction NOT part of a "state of emergency"?
    nice to see it so well covered, like reciprocity agreements, they need sought out. didn't see anything about this on the news.
    OC with ltcf is still kosher?

    PS, prince's RSS feed is what notified me. he's also a member here, surprised he didn't make thread.
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    Default Re: Gov. Tom Wolf declares 'state of emergency' in Pa. opioid epidemic

    OK, belay my last. I was wrong.

    Hunting is an exception under 6106(b)(9).
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    Default Re: Gov. Tom Wolf declares 'state of emergency' in Pa. opioid epidemic

    Is there not a similar Pennsylvania Law to the Federal Disaster Recovery Personal Protection Act of 2006 which prohibits harassment of firearms owners and confiscation of firearms of the same? I’d like to know if there are any cases where the Pennsylvania statute has been used to successfully prosecute a citizen during a declared emergency.

    The heroine problem is not limited to the poor or uneducated. I know professional people who are addicted to heroine, doctors, lawyers, teachers.....you name the profession. Choking off the opiod prescriptions to people who actually need them has created an unnecessary expanded market for heroine. I’m not condoning it, but this heroine epidemic is not just an urban skid row homeless type situation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Williamsmith View Post
    Is there not a similar Pennsylvania Law to the Federal Disaster Recovery Personal Protection Act of 2006 which prohibits harassment of firearms owners and confiscation of firearms of the same? I’d like to know if there are any cases where the Pennsylvania statute has been used to successfully prosecute a citizen during a declared emergency.

    The heroine problem is not limited to the poor or uneducated. I know professional people who are addicted to heroine, doctors, lawyers, teachers.....you name the profession. Choking off the opiod prescriptions to people who actually need them has created an unnecessary expanded market for heroine. I’m not condoning it, but this heroine epidemic is not just an urban skid row homeless type situation.
    choking off the supply to abusers led to an expansion of heroine crisis.
    the initial issue was caused by lies from pharmaceutical industry about effectiveness and addictive properties as well as campaigns to encourage dr's to prescribe them.

    drop the UN drug schedule.
    shit will go sideways for a while but we'll be better off in the end, hold pharmaceutical companies responsible for what they've been caught doing and use the funding and regulations to sponsor addiction medical and mental programs for treatment.
    nature will take care of whatever can't be resolved that way.
    police will be safer, gang crime will reduce, violent crime will reduce. etc. hell, even cross border smuggling will drop.

    PS, just saw breitbart
    http://www.breitbart.com/national-se...ative-funding/
    The Trump administration’s unprecedented airstrike campaign against the Taliban’s top funding source, opium and heroin, may be driving the group to look for new ways to fund its terror operations in southern Afghanistan.
    remember the great bacon scare? few years back they said the price would double, wonder what heroine prices will do in response to this. since they're a yuuge supplier...
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    Default Re: Gov. Tom Wolf declares 'state of emergency' in Pa. opioid epidemic

    her·o·ine
    /ˈherōən/
    noun
    a woman admired or idealized for her courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities.
    "she was the heroine of a materialist generation"
    synonyms: brave woman, hero, woman of courage, woman of the hour; More
    the chief female character in a book, play, or movie, who is typically identified with good qualities, and with whom the reader is expected to sympathize.
    synonyms: (female) protagonist, principal (female) character, principal (female) role, main character, title character; More
    (in mythology and folklore) a woman of superhuman qualities and often semidivine origin, in particular one whose dealings with the gods were the subject of ancient Greek myths and legends.

    her·o·in
    /ˈherōən/
    noun
    a highly addictive analgesic drug derived from morphine, often used illicitly as a narcotic producing euphoria.
    synonyms: opiate

    please to be using the correct word.

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