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Governor Wolf Declares State of Emergency Ahead of Winter Storm

Quote:January 21, 2016
Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf today declared a state of emergency in preparation for the winter storm expected to impact Pennsylvania, especially in the southeast and south central regions of the state. The disaster emergency proclamation enables state and local authorities to respond to any unmet needs as quickly as possible as a snowstorm is forecasted to blanket snow across much of the state.

“Declaring a state of emergency allows the commonwealth to deliver state resources wherever they’re needed as quickly as possible,” said Governor Wolf. “We have multiple state agencies working at the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency to monitor weather conditions across the state and we will respond to help local governments and residents in need.”

Governor Wolf and state officials from the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania Turnpike, and the Departments of Transportation and Health will hold a 2:30pm media briefing that will be broadcast live at

The proclamation authorizes state agencies to use all available resources and personnel, as necessary, to cope with the magnitude and severity of the situation. The time-consuming bid and contract procedures, as well as other formalities normally prescribed by law, are waived for the duration of the proclamation. The State Emergency Operations Center, located at the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency headquarters outside Harrisburg, is staffed by personnel from multiple state agencies.

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As a refresher, what does this mean for our gun carrying brother and sisters in PA? I can't remember the rules??

ETA...found it!

Pursuant to 18 PA.C.S. 6107, Prohibited Conduct During an Emergency, “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).”

It should be noted that the definition of a firearm is specific to this section of the code and not the general definition of a firearm found in Section 6102. A firearm is defined as “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.”

This means that an individual, who could generally carry a firearm in public without a license to carry firearms (LTCF) (with the exception of in the City of Philadelphia as a city of the first class), cannot do so during a state of emergency. However, as the above exceptions reflect, this does not include when the individual is using the firearm for self-defense or if the individual has a license to carry firearms. This is another reason why I always recommend that any individual, regardless of whether he/she desires to conceal carry a firearm, procure an LTCF.
A Reading from the Book of Armaments, Chapter 4, Verses 16 to 20:

Then did he raise on high the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch, saying, "Bless this, O Lord, that with it thou mayst blow thine enemies to tiny bits, in thy mercy." And the people did rejoice and did feast upon the lambs and toads and tree-sloths and fruit-bats and orangutans and breakfast cereals ... Now did the Lord say, "First thou pullest the Holy Pin. Then thou must count to three. Three shall be the number of the counting and the number of the counting shall be three. Four shalt thou not count, neither shalt thou count two, excepting that thou then proceedeth to three. Five is right out. Once the number three, being the number of the counting, be reached, then lobbest thou the Holy Hand Grenade in the direction of thine foe, who, being naughty in my sight, shall snuff it."
This kind of thing happens all the time up here...where's my state of emergency? Nooooooo, kids around here still go to school and I still manage to make it to work. I'm just going to sit back and watch this unfold for my own twisted entertainment. Good luck to you if you get hit.
No actual proclamation yet, but it will show up here once they post it:

soberbyker;171989 Wrote:No actual proclamation yet, but it will show up here once they post it:


I proclaim that Wolf is a liberal douchebag.
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soberbyker;171989 Wrote:No actual proclamation yet, but it will show up here once they post it:

Who knew there was different types of proclamations Blush anyway, the "Emergency Proclamation" is up here:

I am predicting that the crime rate will drastically drop for the weekend in philly.
Some people need to read this book:

39Flathead;172007 Wrote:I am predicting that the crime rate will drastically drop for the weekend in philly.

regular crime will go down, however, fights over parking spots will increase, so it'll stay about the same over-all. Tongue
There will be a lot of fights over people moving other people's chairs being used to reserve recently cleared parking spots.

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