Skip to comments.Doctor with permit charged over gun at Pa. school
Posted on 01/04/2013 7:09:42 AM PST by marktwain
A doctor with a permit to carry a concealed weapon was charged with having a gun on school property when he picked up his child from a southwestern Pennsylvania high school about three hours after the school shootings last month in Newtown, Conn.
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It seems clear, via Heller and McDonald, that self defense is a lawful purpose. I hope that there is a judge in the case who has some integrity.
We have to keep those children in defenseless victim zones. We cannot allow them to be protected like David Gregory’s children.
Good luck with that. Nowadays that is like finding a chicken with a full set of teeth.
The the HELL does that have to do with the story? Apart from implying that it's a good thing he was caught, otherwise...........
... or Obama’s children.
“King merely had the gun with him when a school employee noticed and reported it.”
Concealed means concealed!
Make sure you’re aware of your clothing and that your weapon remains concealed through a range of motion.
We can hope for a good legal remedy, but you don’t want to put yourself through that process.
What about these thugs promoting murder..
If it was concealed, how did they know he had it?
A school employee noticed and reported it.
What is the responsibility of the permit holder to keep it concealed? I think it may vary by state.
Now this doctor will have to face having a criminal record. Ridiculous law.
“What is the responsibility of the permit holder to keep it concealed?”
I know that in some states, open carry is very much legal, has been for years, and is legal even if the state does not allow concealed carry.
What I don’t know is whether or not obtaining a concealed carry license suddenly requires you to conceal it...but I don’t think it does.
But, once we got concealed carry in Kansas, the ‘no guns allowed’ signs started popping up everywhere; and, it is illegal to bring a gun into a properly signed building. Also, although the law has been challenged (and may have even been recently changed), the sheeple are not allowed to bring a gun into a courthouse, gubmint office, school, etc., where I’m at.
It depends on the state. Some if the weapon flashes for a second or two it does not break the law. These dumb asses reporting law abiding citizens are the problem. If some one rolls up with an AR or a weapon already out then its time to do something.
The situation in Connecticut is now getting the same treatment from me as the guy-in-the-white-house is getting. They are overusing it and exploiting the deaths of the people in Newtown for their Constitution-destroying agendas.
I DO NOT WANT TO HEAR IT. Hundreds of people die in Chicago, our troops are giving their lives around the planet and the arrogant MSM and elitist politicians continue to push for taking away our rights.
I am now to the point that I do not care what happened in CT.
The Prosecuting Attorney in my town has the following interpretation: Concealed means totally concealed. If a legally concealed carry holder is spotted with a gun on him, it is “brandishing” a firearm and the holder will be arrested and prosecuted. That means even a “flash” (as some people here have stated) will make you subject to arrest. I am not saying this is correct, but I don’t have the money to challenge it.
Hey JT, what if it prints? If a LEO see’s a bulge on my hip and my permit allows me to go open carry but I elect to conceal but prints then what? Does he have a right to challenge.
In Massachusetts, concealed means concealed. In fact, if you carry concealed and the profile of the firearm can be seen through tight clothing, that's called 'printing' and you could very well be stopped and harrassed by LEOs.
A shoulder holster under an unbuttoned sport coat just doesn't cut it here in Lefty Loonie Land.
population in this town is about 1,000...there is NO jobs, everyone either on welfare or retired!! part time Judges in community. and the main store is ‘DOLLAR GENERAL’ town depends on tourism.
left there 60 years ago..thank goodness.
You’d better take a second look if you’re in Michigan. Lots of folks walking around with pistols on their belts and thighs. Some even carry loaded rifles and shotguns on their backs. Open carry right into a grocery store if they needed to. Doesn’t happen everywhere, but it does happen where I live. Identify Target and intent...
We regular citizens need to have an armed march on a school with guns, to show that we are not going to let these Lanza types shoot up our kids anymore. REGARDLESS of unconstitutional “gun free” zone laws. We need to stand up to this tyranny. What are they going to do, arrest us all? When will we ever fight back?
Prints is the same as brandishing. The law is vague on open carry around here. Open carry is technically allowed, but brandishing is definitely not. It is the Attorney’s decision to treat as brandishing each and every time a gun is spotted. Actually, it was not really his decision. It was that way long before concealed carry was allowed in this state. The latest Attorney just repeated what has been done since the 1880’s or so.
I have a pocket holster that is smooth on the outside and a .32ACP Kel-Tec inside. Not the greatest, but it doesn’t print. I should upgrade to .380. It would fit the same holster/pocket, but I bought mine before they had .380’s in that size.
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