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    Default BIG CASE: Comm v. Hicks..

    Big case decided on 05/31 by SCOPA.. Comm V. Hicks. Prior to, a police officer who had the observation or knowledge that a person was carrying concealed could detain and demand to see the LTCF as the courts felt that mere possession satisfied the dangerous prong of Terry. in Hicks, the court held that a police officer's knowledge that an individual is carrying concealed, STANDING ALONE, does not establish reasonable suspicion for a Terry Stop to investigate a possible violation of 18 Pa. CS 6106.

    As a result of this decision, possession of a concealed firearm by a person in public is not sufficient IN ITSELF to create a reasonable suspicion that the person may be dangerous. Thus, an officer can not approach that person and briefly detain him in order to investigate weather the person is properly licensed to carry a concealed weapon.

    Read the full decision here!
    http://www.pacourts.us/assets/opinio...018mo.pdf?cb=2

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    Default Re: BIG CASE: Comm v. Hicks..

    Already discussed in several threads.

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    Default Re: BIG CASE: Comm v. Hicks..

    Does this ruling affect open carry?

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    Default Re: BIG CASE: Comm v. Hicks..

    Quote Originally Posted by libertys voice View Post
    Does this ruling affect open carry?
    Yes. In exactly the same way it affects concealed carry.

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