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    Default 12-Year-Old Arrested for Open-Carrying AR-15 in Philadelphia

    http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/201...-philadelphia/

    Wait, isn’t open carry legal in Pennsylvania? Well, kinda. As PAFOA makes clear . . .
    While Pennsylvania has a specific law that requires a License To Carry Firearms for the concealedcarry of a firearm, and the carry of firearms in vehicles, the law is silent on the legality of openlycarrying a firearm in other situations, making it de-facto legal.


    There is however a law that requires a License To Carry Firearms to carry either way in “cities of the first class”, which as defined by law is only the city of Philadelphia.
    So Philly managed to secure their own carve-out. Pittsburg, apparently, is chopped liver.In any case, imagine Officer Krzysztof Wrzesinski’s surprise when he ran across an un-named 12-year-old strolling down the street in northwest Philly carrying an AR-15. He and 19-year-old Michael Mitchell, who was with him, were both arrested (Mitchell was packing a Smith M&P SHIELD without a permit).
    Police made the arrests Saturday after responding to a report of a person with a gun on the 2200 block of Kennedy Street in Bridesburg.
    Michael Mitchell, 19, of the 2200 block of Kennedy Street, was charged with violating the Uniform Firearms Act – a third-degree felony.
    The Philly PD has charged him with pretty much everything they could think of.
    He also was charged with five misdemeanors, including criminal conspiracy, terroristic threats, corruption of a minor and reckless endangerment of another person.

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    Default Re: 12-Year-Old Arrested for Open-Carrying AR-15 in Philadelphia

    Posing like a Facebook thug - for the Philly police Facebook page!

    See you all at the Central PA GROUP SHOOT! - THIS Saturday July 14th (LINK)

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    Default Re: 12-Year-Old Arrested for Open-Carrying AR-15 in Philadelphia

    Here's the 19 year old's docket sheet: https://ujsportal.pacourts.us/Docket...R-0009196-2018

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    Default Re: 12-Year-Old Arrested for Open-Carrying AR-15 in Philadelphia

    Well at least he has good trigger control. As for the 19 and 12 year old, neither was probably up to any good.
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    Default Re: 12-Year-Old Arrested for Open-Carrying AR-15 in Philadelphia

    Interesting. They included a charge of violating section 6106.1, no loaded firearms in a vehicle, but it says they were walking, not in a vehicle.

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    Default Re: 12-Year-Old Arrested for Open-Carrying AR-15 in Philadelphia

    Saw this the other night on the news and according to them the 19 year old was having some sort of dispute with a neighbor when he ordered his younger brother,the unnamed twelve year old to return to their residence and retrieve the rifle.The handgun did not belong to Mitchell.
    I'm not sure why the officer posed for a photo with the rifle and handgun but it's probably a good thing he arrived when he did.
    Last edited by Krichardson; April 10th, 2018 at 11:22 PM.
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    Default Re: 12-Year-Old Arrested for Open-Carrying AR-15 in Philadelphia

    I wonder if Defense Attorney Kraztner will allow this potentially dangerous individual to sign himself out of custody.
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    Default Re: 12-Year-Old Arrested for Open-Carrying AR-15 in Philadelphia

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    Posing like a Facebook thug - for the Philly police Facebook page!


    I'd do that.

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    Default Re: 12-Year-Old Arrested for Open-Carrying AR-15 in Philadelphia

    It must be an AR thing.
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    Default Re: 12-Year-Old Arrested for Open-Carrying AR-15 in Philadelphia

    This happened about 5 minutes from my house. For those familiar with the area, Kennedy Street is a small side street adjacent to the Bridge Street exit of I-95 South.

    I did find it very comical that in the initial posts and tweets about the incident, PPD called the handgun a GLOCK even though the gun pictured clearly has S&W M&P Shield markings. A citizen had to correct them on Twitter.

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