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2525 - Possession of firearm for protection of self or others.

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§ 2525.Possession of firearm for protection of self or others.(a) General rule.--It is lawful for a law enforcement officer or any person who possesses a valid license to carry a firearm issued under 18 Pa.C.S. § 6109 (relating to licenses) to be in possession of a loaded or unloaded firearm while engaged in any activity regulated by this title.(b)Construction.--(1)This section shall supersede any prohibition on thepossession of a firearm or ammunition contained in any otherprovision of this title.(2)This subsection shall not be construed to permit thehunting or harvesting of any wildlife with a firearm orammunition not otherwise permitted by this title.(c)Definitions.--As used in this section, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings given to them in this subsection:"Firearm."As defined in 18 Pa.C.S. § 6102 (relating to definitions)."Law enforcement officer."As defined in 18 Pa.C.S. § 6102 (relating to definitions). (Nov. 29, 2006, P.L.1462, No.162, eff. 60 days)2006 Amendment.Act 162 added section 2525.
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  • § 2525. Possession of firearm for protection of self or others. (a) General rule.--It is lawful for a law enforcement officer or any person who possesses a valid license to carry a firearm issued under 18 Pa.C.S. § 6109 (relating to licenses) to be in possession of a loaded or unloaded firearm while engaged in any activity regulated by this title. (b) Construction.-- (1) This section shall supersede any prohibition on the possession of a firearm or ammunition contained in any other provision of this title. (2) This subsection shall not be construed to permit the hunting or harvesting of any wildlife with a firearm or ammunition not otherwise permitted by this title. (c) Definitions.--As used in this section, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings given to them in this subsection: "Firearm." As defined in 18 Pa.C.S. § 6102 (relating to definitions). "Law enforcement officer." As defined in 18 Pa.C.S. § 6102 (relating to definitions). (Nov. 29, 2006, P.L.1462, No.162, eff. 60 days) 2006 Amendment. Act 162 added section 2525.

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