City of Philadelphia ENJOINED from enforcing lost and stolen firearm ordinance

Due to the steadfast support of Firearm Owners Against Crime (FOAC) and Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC), Chief Counsel Joshua Prince of the Firearms Industry Consulting Group (FICG) was successful, pursuant to an Order issued on January 9, 2020, in enjoining the enforcement of the City of Philadelphia's lost and stolen firearm ordinance, until a final … Continue reading City of Philadelphia ENJOINED from enforcing lost and stolen firearm ordinance

Pennsylvania State Police Releases Form for Purchase of “Partially-Manufactured Frame or Receiver for a Pistol or Rifle”

Today, we became aware that on or about January 9, 2020, a letter sent out by the Pennsylvania State Police ("PSP") to Federal Firearms Licensees ("FFLs") that pursuant to what it refers to as "the Pennsylvania Attorney General's binding opinion", the PSP has promulgated an "Application for Purchase (Partially-Manufactured Frame or Receiver for a Pistol … Continue reading Pennsylvania State Police Releases Form for Purchase of “Partially-Manufactured Frame or Receiver for a Pistol or Rifle”

Year in Review: Major Pennsylvania and Federal Firearms Law Cases of 2019

As the year is coming to a close, we thought it important to document some of the monumental court decisions and issues that Firearms Industry Consulting Group® (FICG®), a division of Civil Rights Defense Firm, P.C., was involved in or obtained in 2018. Commonwealth v. Hicks - the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, in a 53 page … Continue reading Year in Review: Major Pennsylvania and Federal Firearms Law Cases of 2019

Check Up On Your Strong Friend. They’re Usually The One Bleeding In Silence

While this article is vastly different than most all that I write, I hope you'll take the time to read it, as this deals with a topic that's rarely discussed but which needs to have a light shown on it. Recently, I posted on Facebook a beautiful and exquisitely written article, with amazing insight, by … Continue reading Check Up On Your Strong Friend. They’re Usually The One Bleeding In Silence

Pennsylvania Announces 2020 Average Weekly Wage

by Karl VoigtPennsylvania’s Secretary of Labor and Industry has announced the 2020 Statewide Average Weekly Wage. This figure serves as the basis for determining the maximum and minimum weekly Workers’ Compensation benefit rates in Pennsylvania. The figure has increased 3% to $1081 from the 2019 average of $1049. This increase affects the weekly rates paid … Continue reading Pennsylvania Announces 2020 Average Weekly Wage

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, in Violation of the Law, Classifies 80% Lowers as “Firearms”

Today, in a press release entitled " AG Shapiro, Gov. Wolf: 80% Receivers Are Firearms" Pennsylvania Attorney General issued an opinion letter regarding, putatively whether 80% lowers (which have no legal definition or meaning) are firearms for purposes of some, but not all, provisions of the Pennsylvania Uniform Firearms Act ("UFA"). While acknowledging that "there … Continue reading Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, in Violation of the Law, Classifies 80% Lowers as “Firearms”

US Supreme Court Denies Pennsylvania’s Appeal Regarding Whether Display of a Firearm Constitutes Reasonable Suspicion of Criminal Activity

As our viewers are aware, Chief Counsel Joshua Prince drafted an Amicus Brief in Commonwealth v. Hicks on behalf of Members of the Pennsylvania General Assembly, Firearm Owners Against Crime (“FOAC”) and Firearms Policy Coalition (“FPC”), resulting in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issuing a monumental decision on May 31, 2019, wherein it held, pursuant to … Continue reading US Supreme Court Denies Pennsylvania’s Appeal Regarding Whether Display of a Firearm Constitutes Reasonable Suspicion of Criminal Activity

LIMITED SUNDAY HUNTING COMING TO PENNSYLVANIA IN 2020

Last week, just before Thanksgiving, Governor Wolf signed Senate Bill 147 to give Pennsylvania hunters three new days of Sunday hunting each year. This is a welcome change for those hunters who work a standard business week, go to school, or generally have responsibilities on weekdays who have been relegated to hunting one day per … Continue reading LIMITED SUNDAY HUNTING COMING TO PENNSYLVANIA IN 2020

Being a Gunsmith – Pros and Cons of this Popular Profession

Special Guest Author - Jay Chambers Nothing in this article should be construed as providing any form of legal advice. In order to make guns, gunsmiths are necessary. Gunsmiths are people who either build guns by themselves or modify and repair them. It’s a must, considering the number of people who own guns. This job … Continue reading Being a Gunsmith – Pros and Cons of this Popular Profession

Harrisburg Petitions PA Supreme Court to Review Standard for Standing in Firearm Preemption Matters

Late last night, the City of Harrisburg filed a petition for allocatur with the Pennsylvania Supreme Court seeking review of the Commonwealth Court's en banc decision in FOAC, et al v. City of Harrisburg, et al., where the court held that one does not have to violate the law in order to have standing to … Continue reading Harrisburg Petitions PA Supreme Court to Review Standard for Standing in Firearm Preemption Matters