March 5, 2012, 07:28 PM
Join Date: December 7, 2011
§ 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.
(c) Definitions.--As used in this section, the following
words and phrases shall have the meanings given to them in this
"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)