City of Pittsburgh Schedules Public Hearing In Relation To Illegal Firearm Proposals – What YOU Need To Know

In ardent defiance of Article 1, Section 21 of the Pennsylvania Constitution and 18 Pa.C.S. §§ 5301, 6120, the City of Pittsburgh has scheduled a public hearing on January 24, 2019 at 6 PM in relation to its illegal firearm proposals. Background Prior to the formal announcement of these unlawful proposals, on December 17, 2018, … Continue reading City of Pittsburgh Schedules Public Hearing In Relation To Illegal Firearm Proposals – What YOU Need To Know

FICG Files Letter on Behalf of ACSL and FOAC in Response to Pittsburgh’s Unlawful Signage Erected Before Second Amendment Rally

Today, in advance of the Second Amendment Rally in Pittsburgh scheduled for Monday, January 7th, Firearms Industry Consulting Group® (FICG®), a division of Civil Rights Defense Firm, P.C., on behalf of its clients, Allegheny County Sportsmen’s League and Firearm Owners Against Crime (FOAC), filed a letter in relation to the unlawful signage that has been … Continue reading FICG Files Letter on Behalf of ACSL and FOAC in Response to Pittsburgh’s Unlawful Signage Erected Before Second Amendment Rally

Year in Review: Major Pennsylvania and Federal Firearm Law Cases from 2018

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. Franklin v. Sessions, et al. – in a monumental federal case of … Continue reading Year in Review: Major Pennsylvania and Federal Firearm Law Cases from 2018

Pennsylvania makes habitual DUI violations a felony.

On October 24, 2018,  Act 153 of 2018 was signed into law by Governor Tom Wolf increasing penalties for habitual offenders of Pennsylvania’s DUI Laws. The new law went into effect just before the Holiday Season, on December 23, 2018. Multiple convictions for driving under the influence in Pennsylvania is now a felony under the … Continue reading Pennsylvania makes habitual DUI violations a felony.

Final Rule Banning Bumpstocks Published in Federal Register

This morning, the Final Rule banning bump-stock-type devices was published in the Federal Register. The Rule had been announced last week and just hours after being announced saw its first challenge filed by FICG on behalf of Damien Guedes, Firearms Policy Coalition, Firearms Policy Foundation, and the Madison Society Foundation. The Rule is set to take … Continue reading Final Rule Banning Bumpstocks Published in Federal Register

ATF Confirms That It Is Lawful For FFLs To Utilize “Ditto Marks” In Their A&D Records

On December 19, 2018, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) issued a responsive determination to me that it is lawful for a Federal Firearms Licensee (FFL) to utilize what are referred to as ditto marks (i.e. a set of quotation marks or " ") in their acquisition and disposition (A&D) record, after … Continue reading ATF Confirms That It Is Lawful For FFLs To Utilize “Ditto Marks” In Their A&D Records

FICG Files Complaint and Motion for Preliminary Injunction Challenging ATF’s Final Rule on Bumpstocks

Earlier today, the Department of Justice released the approved Final Rule on bumpstocks. As was expected, the Rule alters the definition of the term "machine gun" (in the regulations pertaining to the Gun Control Act and National Firearms Act) to include the following language * * * For purposes of this definition, the term "automatically" … Continue reading FICG Files Complaint and Motion for Preliminary Injunction Challenging ATF’s Final Rule on Bumpstocks

FICG Files Letter on Behalf of ACSL and FOAC in Response to Pittsburgh’s Proposed Illegal Firearm Ordinances

Today, in advance of Pittsburgh City Council's December 18th meeting to formally announce its illegal firearm proposals, Firearms Industry Consulting Group® (FICG®), a division of Civil Rights Defense Firm, P.C., on behalf of its clients, Allegheny County Sportsmen's League and Firearm Owners Against Crime (FOAC), filed a letter in opposition to the proposals; wherein, Chief … Continue reading FICG Files Letter on Behalf of ACSL and FOAC in Response to Pittsburgh’s Proposed Illegal Firearm Ordinances

Governor Wolf and Pittsburgh City Council Conspire With Anti-Gun Organizations to Violate the Law and PA Constitution

Yesterday, Governor Wolf and members of the Pittsburgh City Council held a press conference, joined by anti-gun organizations, including Moms Demand Action and CeaseFirePA, where they proposed new anti-gun ordinances, which they even acknowledged are precluded by state law but undaunted by the illegality of such proposals, were going to enact them anyway, in a … Continue reading Governor Wolf and Pittsburgh City Council Conspire With Anti-Gun Organizations to Violate the Law and PA Constitution

Pennsylvania Announces 2019 Average Weekly Wage

by Karl Voigt Pennsylvania’s Secretary of Labor and Industry has announced the 2019 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 2.3% to $1049 from the 2018 average of $1025. This increase affects the weekly rates … Continue reading Pennsylvania Announces 2019 Average Weekly Wage