About a year ago today, Mark Fiorino was stopped and threatened by several Philadelphia police officers for openly carrying his firearms, as we mentioned in an earlier blog post. Fortunately for him, he recorded the entire incident on his voice recorder, which was then put on youtube by our fellow blogger, Timothy Havener. The youtube video with the most content can be seen here, with parts two and three here and here (the first video contains most of what you’d be interested in hearing).
Mark Fiorino, a fellow gun owner in the state of Pennsylvania, was walking to a local auto parts store when he was confronted by officers of the Philadelphia Police Department because he was openly carrying his firearm. In our commonwealth, open carry is completely legal without a license except for when carrying in a car, in the city of Philadelphia and during the time of a declared emergency. The statue below, which can be found in the PA Uniform Firearms Act, is the current law with regards to carrying in Philadelphia.
§6108. Carrying Firearms on Public Streets or Public Property in Philadelphia.