PA Bill Number: HB1725
Title: In inchoate crimes, prohibiting the possession of firearm at polling place.
Description: In inchoate crimes, prohibiting the possession of firearm at polling place. ...
Last Action Date: Jul 17, 2019
Firearms Preemption Meeting - 08/1/2019
Starlite Ballroom Social Hall (Fearless Fire Co) 1221 South Front Street, Allentown, PA
FOAC Monthly Meeting - 08/11/2019
South Fayette Township Municipal Building 515 Millers Run Road, Morgan, PA
Senator Jim Brewster's Annual 45th District Golf Classic - 08/19/2019
Youghiogheny Country Club 1901 Greenock Buena Vista Rd, McKeesport, PA
MN court rules law against carrying gun while drunk doesn't apply to car :: 08/01/2017
It is illegal in Minnesota to carry a gun when intoxicated, but apparently not if the firearm is stored in the center console of your car.
The Minnesota Court of Appeals upheld a district court judge’s decision Monday to dismiss a gun charge pressed against Christopher Prigge, which stemmed from an April 2016 traffic stop. After a Maple Grove police officer stopped the man for suspected drunk driving, a gun was found in the center console, leading police to hit the man with an additional charge of carrying a firearm while intoxicated.
The district judge originally dismissed the charge, as Minnesota state law stipulates the gun would have to be “on or about the person’s clothes or person in a public place” for the charge to stick. Monday, the three-judge panel agreed with that decision.
Judge Michelle Larkin concluded the following in the decision: “The phrase to ‘carry a pistol on or about the person’s clothes or person’ in Minnesota Statutes section 624.7142, subdivision 1, subsection 4, requires a physical nexus between a person or the person’s clothes and a pistol. Because there was not a physical nexus between Prigge or his clothes and the pistol, the district court did not err in dismissing the charge under section 624.7142 for lack of probable cause.”