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18 Pa.C.S. § 6107. Prohibited conduct during emergency.
Written on 10-09-2012 at 08:19 PM
18 Pa.C.S. § 6107. Prohibited conduct during emergency.
       (a) General rule.--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).
       (b) Seizure, taking and confiscation.--Except as otherwise provided under subsection (a) and
notwithstanding the provisions of 35 Pa.C.S. Ch. 73 (relating to Commonwealth services) or any
other provision of law to the contrary, no firearm, accessory or ammunition may be seized, taken or
confiscated during an emergency unless the seizure, taking or confiscation would be authorized
absent the emergency.
       © Definitions.--As used in this section, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings
given to them in this subsection:
       "Accessory." Any scope, sight, bipod, sling, light, magazine, clip or other related item that is
attached to or necessary for the operation of a firearm.
       "Firearm." The term includes 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.
(June 13, 1995, 1st Sp.Sess., P.L.1024, No.17, eff. 120 days;
Oct. 17, 2008, P.L.1628, No.131, eff. 60 days)


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