Posted December 27, 2017 2:30 pm by Comments

By Ammoland Editor Joe Evans

Stop and Frisk
‘Stop-and-Frisk’ of Gun Owners Opposed by Gun Rights Groups

HARRISBURG, Pa. -(Ammoland.com)- Today, attorney Joshua Prince of Civil Rights Defense Firm, P.C., filed an important amici curiae (“friends of the court”) brief in a Pennsylvania Supreme Court case that will impact gun owners throughout the Commonwealth, including more than one million people who have been issued a license to carry a concealed weapon in the state and millions more Americans who can legally carry there under a “reciprocity” agreement or state “open carry” rules.

“In this case, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court will be deciding whether the mere open or concealed carrying of a firearm – in the absence of any criminal conduct – is sufficient to establish reasonable suspicion of criminal conduct,” attorney Prince explained. “Simply put, the Supreme Court intends to decide whether law-abiding citizens can be harassed and interrogated by police for merely open or conceal carrying a firearm.”

The brief, submitted on behalf of numerous members of the Pennsylvania General Assembly as well as civil rights advocacy organizations Firearms Policy Coalition (“FPC”), Firearms Policy Foundation (“FPF”), and Firearm Owners Against Crime (“FOAC”), argues that “the mere open or conceal carrying of a firearm cannot establish reasonable articulable suspicion …Read the Rest

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