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    Default Doylestown PA has an ordinance against Open Carry?

    My dad just joined a gun club in Doylestown, and they told him you can't open carry on the premises because of a local ordinance against open carry. Has anyone else heard about this? Such an ordinance would violate PA state law…

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    Default Re: Doylestown PA has an ordinance against Open Carry?

    Quote Originally Posted by Virtualmatt View Post
    My dad just joined a gun club in Doylestown, and they told him you can't open carry on the premises because of a local ordinance against open carry. Has anyone else heard about this? Such an ordinance would violate PA state law…

    Sounds like BS to me. What club? Who are "they"? I am looking at the General Code for the Township of Doylestown online right now. So far, I see no ordinance about open carry, only the discharge of firearms...

    http://www.ecode360.com/?custId=DO1312
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    Default Re: Doylestown PA has an ordinance against Open Carry?

    I don't know the name of the club; I'll ask him tomorrow. Maybe it was a township within Doylestown?

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    Default Re: Doylestown PA has an ordinance against Open Carry?

    Quote Originally Posted by Virtualmatt View Post
    My dad just joined a gun club in Doylestown, and they told him you can't open carry on the premises because of a local ordinance against open carry. Has anyone else heard about this? Such an ordinance would violate PA state law…
    Maybe it's just a club rule??

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    Default Re: Doylestown PA has an ordinance against Open Carry?

    Ah, maybe this is it...


    Chapter 119: PARKS AND RECREATION AREAS
    Article 1: Conduct In Parks

    119-9: Firearms; Hunting; Fireworks

    A. Other than an officer of the law, no person shall carry or discharge a firearm, rifle or other weapon within the park system.


    I believe this is a preemption violation.
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    Default Re: Doylestown PA has an ordinance against Open Carry?

    Quote Originally Posted by HiredGoon View Post
    Maybe it's just a club rule??
    The guy at the club (I think one of the people in charge?) told my dad it's only a club rule because it's a local ordinance or something. My dad told me he didn't feel like discussing it with the man. I was just curious if anyone here has heard such a thing.

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    Default Re: Doylestown PA has an ordinance against Open Carry?

    Only one of two possibilities

    1) Pre emption violation

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    2) Club policy on private property . ( Which they are well within their rights to enact ). If thats the case , one could argue that blaming it on " a local ordinance " provides cover for the Club from members accusing them of not being full 2A Supporters .
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    Default Re: Doylestown PA has an ordinance against Open Carry?

    Is this a "GUN CLUB" run by the Brady Campaign???

    I would love to go in there armed with documentation, found out what's really going on.


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    Default Re: Doylestown PA has an ordinance against Open Carry?

    Even if there is a rule it's null and void because PA has complete preemtion. The locality cannot regulate carry...someone local needs to have it removed.


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    Default Re: Doylestown PA has an ordinance against Open Carry?

    Quote Originally Posted by Curmudgeon View Post
    I believe this is a preemption violation.
    Both the township and borough have that prohibition listed in their ecodes for carrying in parks.

    This is the borough. (see page 10, §206) Updated 12 - 15 - 2008
    http://www.e-codes.generalcode.com/c...A/1641-016.pdf
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