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

Pittsburgh Appeals Ruling That Its Ordinances Are Unlawful

Today, we learned that on the 18th, the City of Pittsburgh filed an appeal to the Commonwealth Court of Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas Judge James' decision of October 29, 2019, holding that the City's firearm ordinances were unlawful. This was after we previously learned of a conspiracy by Pittsburgh Mayor Peduto and Allegheny … Continue reading Pittsburgh Appeals Ruling That Its Ordinances Are Unlawful

Pittsburgh Mayor Peduto and Allegheny Co Chief Executive Officer Fitzgerald Disgustingly Conspiring to Unseat Judge James for Pittsburgh Decision

I was just informed that Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto and Allegheny County Chief Executive Rich Fitzgerald are conspiring to unseat Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas Judge Joseph M. James because of his decision this week ruling - consistent with Article 1, Section 21 of the Pennsylvania Constitution and the binding precedent - that the … Continue reading Pittsburgh Mayor Peduto and Allegheny Co Chief Executive Officer Fitzgerald Disgustingly Conspiring to Unseat Judge James for Pittsburgh Decision

Marsy’s Law Ballot Question is ENJOINED – BUT You Still Need to Vote “NO”

Moments ago, the docket in League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania, et al. v Kathy Boockvar, the Acting Secretary of the Commonwealth, was updated with the following AND NOW, this 30th day of October, 2019, Petitioners' Application for Relief in the Form of a Preliminary Injunction Under Pa.R.A.P. 1532 is GRANTED. The Acting Secretary of … Continue reading Marsy’s Law Ballot Question is ENJOINED – BUT You Still Need to Vote “NO”

Pittsburgh’s Illegal Gun Ordinances Struck Down

Chief Counsel Joshua Prince of the Firearms Industry Consulting Group, a division of Civil Rights Defense Firm, P.C., was successful in obtaining a decision by Judge James of the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas, striking down all three of Pittsburgh's illegal ordinances - 2018-1218, 2018-1219, and 2018-1220 - which unlawfully regulated firearms and ammunition … Continue reading Pittsburgh’s Illegal Gun Ordinances Struck Down

Why You Should Vote “NO” on the Proposed PA Constitutional Amendment – Marsy’s Law (HB 276) – in November

This November when you go to the polls or if you’ve requested an absentee ballot, you may see the following question: Shall the Pennsylvania Constitution be amended to grant certain rights to crime victims, including to be treated with fairness, respect and dignity; considering their safety in bail proceedings; timely notice and opportunity to take … Continue reading Why You Should Vote “NO” on the Proposed PA Constitutional Amendment – Marsy’s Law (HB 276) – in November

GunSenseUS Threatening PA Sheriffs if They Don’t Disclose Confidential License to Carry Firearms Applicant Information

It recently came to my attention that GunSenseUS - in direct violation of Pennsylvania law - is threatening in a two page letter to send press releases to local papers, if PA Sheriffs do not agree to disclose confidential license to carry firearms ("LTCF") applicant information. Pursuant to 18 Pa.C.S. 6111(g)(3.1), in pertinent part: Any … Continue reading GunSenseUS Threatening PA Sheriffs if They Don’t Disclose Confidential License to Carry Firearms Applicant Information

Law requiring the removal of ice and snow from car to be voted on by Pennsylvania Senate and House.

On Monday, September 24, 2019, the state Senate Appropriations Committee unanimously approved State Sen. Lisa Boscola ’s bill know as Christine’s Law. The bill is named after Christine Lambert, a motorist killed in 2005 when a 10-inch chunk of ice dislodged from a trash truck and struck the vehicle she was driving causing her death. … Continue reading Law requiring the removal of ice and snow from car to be voted on by Pennsylvania Senate and House.

Governor calls for expedited pardon process for Pennsylvanians with small amount, non-violent marijuana convictions.

On Wednesday, September 25, 2019, Governor Tom Wolf and Lt Governor John Fetterman held a news conference to announce that it is time for Pennsylvania to legalize adult recreational use of marijuana. Previously, Governor Wolf had stated that he wanted to study the effects of legalization on the 11 states that had already legalized adult … Continue reading Governor calls for expedited pardon process for Pennsylvanians with small amount, non-violent marijuana convictions.

Chief Counsel Joshua Prince Testifies Regarding Mental Health and Proposals Restricting Second Amendment Rights Before the PA Senate Judiciary Committee

Today, Chief Counsel Joshua Prince of the Firearms Industry Consulting Group® (FICG®), a division of Civil Rights Defense Firm, P.C., in conjunction with Psychologist H. Anthony Semone, testified before the Pennsylvania Senate Judiciary Committees, regarding Mental and Behavioral Health, Second Amendment and Other Gun Related Issues. You can find a copy of Chief Counsel Prince’s … Continue reading Chief Counsel Joshua Prince Testifies Regarding Mental Health and Proposals Restricting Second Amendment Rights Before the PA Senate Judiciary Committee