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  1. #21
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    Apr 2009
    Quakertown, Pennsylvania
    (Bucks County)
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    Default Re: Firearm Flashing

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  2. #22
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    Oct 2006
    Brookville, Pennsylvania
    (Jefferson County)
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    Default Re: Firearm Flashing

    Quote Originally Posted by JaySmith View Post
    iAnal, however I always regarded brandishing as showing of a firearm which was previously concealed such as to send a warning that if you keep messing with them, they may shoot you. It's possibly conspiracy to commit assault with a deadly weapon. If I run at you with a baseball bat, would you not be able to shoot to protect yourself?

    Actual law is fuzzy though, it seems. If I draw my weapon, I expect my target to shoot back, otherwise I'm probably not drawing. It's a needless elevation, you either draw to shoot, or you keep it concealed in my book.
    It would fall under Terroristic Threat and probably Simple Assault in PA.

    2701. Simple assault.
    (a) Offense defined.--Except as provided under section 2702 (relating to aggravated assault), a person is guilty of assault if he:
    (1) attempts to cause or intentionally, knowingly or recklessly causes bodily injury to another;
    (2) negligently causes bodily injury to another with a deadly weapon;
    (3) attempts by physical menace to put another in fear of imminent serious bodily injury; or
    (4) conceals or attempts to conceal a hypodermic needle on his person and intentionally or knowingly penetrates a law enforcement officer or an officer or an employee of a correctional institution, county jail or prison, detention facility or mental hospital during the course of an arrest or any search of the person.


    2706. Terroristic threats.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person commits the crime of terroristic threats if the person communicates, either directly or indirectly, a threat to:
    (1) commit any crime of violence with intent to terrorize another;
    (2) cause evacuation of a building, place of assembly or facility of public transportation; or
    (3) otherwise cause serious public inconvenience, or cause terror or serious public inconvenience with reckless disregard of the risk of causing such terror or inconvenience.
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  3. #23
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    Sep 2020
    On a hilltop, Pennsylvania
    (Bradford County)
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    Default Re: Firearm Flashing

    Should have distanced immediately, called 911 and given them all the info you could - location, car make, license plate - anything you could use as descriptive. That guy is an asshole and a road rage shooting waiting to happen, or some other hothead shooting waiting to happen and should not own a firearm imho. And he would have been charged - there's no way you could know he had a gun unless he had flashed or waved it at you.
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