My only concern, Ron, is that race play no part in the evaluation, investigation, or prosecutorial decisions that are made. According to Adams' testimony it does. That needs to be addressed so that justice is applied equally to all.
Blackjacks (nightsticks, billyclubs) are prohibited offensive weapons anywhere and at anytime in PA.
Here is a complete list of offensive weapons that are prohibited in PA:
Under §908(a) (relating to Prohibited offensive weapons) of the Pennsylvania Crimes Code, a person commits a Misdemeanor of the 1st degree if, except as authorized by law, he makes repairs, sells, or otherwise deals in, uses, or possesses any offensive weapon. A prohibited offensive weapons is defined as any of the following that can cause serious bodily injury and serve no common lawful purpose
Any bomb or grenade
A machine gun
A sawed-off shotgun with a barrel less than 18 inches
A firearm specially made or specially adapted for concealment or silent discharge
Any blackjack, sandbag, or metal knuckles
A dagger, knife, razor, or cutting instrument, the blade of which is exposed in an automatic way by switch, push-button, spring mechanism, or otherwise
Any stun gun, stun baton, taser or other electronic or electric weapon
Any other implement for the infliction of serious bodily injury which serves no common lawful purpose
A license is required for concealed weapons in PA but not for open carry, except in Philadelphia where a license is also required for open carry.
Firearms, open carry and concealed, are allowed in all locations except:
Off-limits places in PA and what makes them off-limits:
1. Court Facilities - PA Title 18, Chapter 9, Subsection 913
2a.*Grounds and buildings of Elementary and Secondary schools(K-12 grades), whether the school is private or public. There is an affirmative defense for "other lawful purposes" however there is no case law determining on what that includes. To be safe, its wiser to assume it does not include our carrying "rights". - PA Title 18, Chapter 9, Subsection 912
2b. Within 1000ft of a school unless you have a license/permit issued by the state in which the school is located - US Title 18, Part I, Chapter 44, Subsection 922(q)
3. Casinos - by regulation Title 58, Part VII, Chapter 465, Subsection 465a.13
4. Certain Department of State buildings - by regulation
5. ****Places off-limits by Federal Law or regulation, IE: military installations(exceptions for hunting at some bases), Federal Government buildings, after the security check point in airports,etc.
6. Any private property where a landowner, tenant or person so authorized to maintain property has asked you to leave because you are carrying, or where the property owner or tenant has placed signs or placards denoting that guns are forbidden - Title 18, Chapter 35, Subsection 3503
7. Detention facilities, correctional institutes, or mental hospitals - Title 18, Chapter 51, Subsection 5122
So unless a polling place is located at one of the above restricted locations, you can also open carry there.
Here is the previous link for you Jen, 'unfacebooked'.