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3Q2018
  • 1 43 P.S. §1101.805.
  • 2 43 P.S. § 1101.301(16).
  • 3 Pennsylvania Ass’n of State Mental Hosp. Physicians v. PLRB, 554 A.2d 1021 (Pa. Cmwlth. 1989) quoting Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (Attorney Examiners), 12 PPER 12131 (Final Order, 1981).
  • 4 See, e.g. Municipal Employees of Borough of Slippery Rock v. PLRB, 40 PPER 64 (Proposed Order of Unit Clarification, 2009), 40 PPER 122, (Final Order, 2009), aff’d 14 A.3d 189 (Pa. Cmwlth. 2011).
  • 5 See City of Aliquippa, 25 PPER 25053 (Proposed Order of Unit Clarification, 1994).
  • 6 Wilkinsburg Borough (Proposed Order of Unit Clarification and Dismissal, 2016).
  • 7 See Derry Twp., 36 PPER 166 (Final Order, 2005).
  • 8 18 Pa.C.S. §913.
  • 9 Governor’s Office Management Directive, 625.10, as amended; Pennsylvania Department of General Services, “Visit the Capitol Complex,” http://www.dgs.pa.gov/About/Pages/Visit-the-Capitol-Complex.aspx
  • 10 Where a county or municipal building also contains court facilities, then the possession of firearms is prohibited in that building. 18 Pa.C.S. § 913; see Minich v. County of Jefferson, 869 A.2d 1141 (Pa. Commw. Ct. 2005).
  • 11 18 Pa.C.S. § 6120(a). It also implicates Article I, Section 2 of the Pennsylvania Constitution which provides that, “[t]he right of the citizens to bear arms in defense of themselves and the State shall not be questioned.” Pa. Const. art 1, §21. However, this provision has not been the focus of recent litigation.
  • 12 See Larkin, John E.D., Guns in Government Parks & Buildings, Pennsylvania Bar Association Quarterly, July 2015.
  • 13 Firearm Owners Against Crime v. Lower Merion Township, 151 A.3d 1172 (Pa. Commw. Ct. 2016).
  • 14 Wolfe v. Township of Salisbury, 880 A.2d 62 (Pa. Commw. Ct. 2005). See Firearm Owners, 151 A.3d at 1179.
  • 15 Id. at 1179-1180
  • 16 Id. at 1182-1188; see Wolfe v. Township of Salisbury, 880 A.2d 62 (Pa. Commw. Ct. 2005) (Noting that the preemption test did not apply when a township was not acting as a municipality, but rather as a property owner, when it enacted an ordinance permitting certain types of hunting in municipal parks subject to certain restrictions.)
  • 17 11 Pa.C.S. § 12423
  • 18 Commonwealth v. Leet 537 Pa. 89, 641 A.2d 299 (1994)
  • 19 Kopko v. Miller, 842 A.2d 1028 (Pa. 2006); Commwealth v. Dobbins, 934 A.2d 1170 (Pa. 2007); Commonwealth v. Marconi, 64 A.3d 1036 (Pa. 2013).