Injunction GRANTED against Pennsylvania State Police’s Policy relating to “Partially-Manufactured Frames and Receivers”

Today, Chief Counsel Joshua Prince of the Firearms Industry Consulting Group and Attorney Adam Kraut, Director of Legal Strategy at Firearms Policy Coalition, were successful in the case of Landmark Firearms, LLC, et al. v. Evanchick, 694 M.D. 2019, in obtaining an injunction against the Pennsylvania State Police's implementation and enforcement of its "policy" regarding … Continue reading Injunction GRANTED against Pennsylvania State Police’s Policy relating to “Partially-Manufactured Frames and Receivers”

PA Firearms Law Seminar – March 7, 2020 with Lodestone Training and Consulting

On Saturday, March 7, 2020, from 10am – 2pm,  Chief Counsel Joshua Prince of Firearms Industry Consulting Group® (FICG®), a division of Civil Rights Defense Firm, P.C., and Attorney Eric Winter in conjunction with Lodestone Training and Consulting, will offer a four (4) hour seminar on state and federal firearms law at 1 S. Wilson … Continue reading PA Firearms Law Seminar – March 7, 2020 with Lodestone Training and Consulting

Another Pro-4th Amendment Decision from the PA Supreme Court!

Yesterday, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued its decision in Commonwealth v. Cost, 2020 WL 354975 (39 EAP 2018), which involved "whether a seizure has occurred during a police-citizen encounter [as a result] of an officer’s retention of an individual’s identification card. The question distills to whether a reasonable person would feel free to ignore the … Continue reading Another Pro-4th Amendment Decision from the PA Supreme Court!

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