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

PA Senate Judiciary Hearings – The Who, What, Where and When, Including the Testimony

Today, Senator, and Chairwoman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Lisa Baker, posted on her website the written testimony submitted for the upcoming Judiciary Committee hearings on September 24th and 25th regarding Mental and Behavioral Health, Second Amendment and Other Gun Related Issues. The testimony for September 24th can be found here and the testimony for … Continue reading PA Senate Judiciary Hearings – The Who, What, Where and When, Including the Testimony

MONUMENTAL DECISION – Commonwealth Court OVERRULES Prior Decision Regarding Standing to Bring a Challenge to an Unlawful Firearm Ordinance

In a monumental decision issued this morning and secured by Chief Counsel Joshua Prince of Firearms Industry Consulting Group, the Commonwealth Court, en banc, overruled its prior precedent and held that it was "untenable" to require a plaintiff to declare in a complaint that he/she has violated or been prosecuted for an enacted ordinance and … Continue reading MONUMENTAL DECISION – Commonwealth Court OVERRULES Prior Decision Regarding Standing to Bring a Challenge to an Unlawful Firearm Ordinance

Chief Counsel Joshua Prince to Testify Before Pennsylvania Senate

Chief Counsel Joshua Prince of the Firearms Industry Consulting Group® (FICG®), a division of Civil Rights Defense Firm, P.C., has been requested to testify before the Pennsylvania Senate Judiciary Committee on September 25, 2019, regarding mental/behavioral health, Second Amendment rights and other gun related issues. The hearings are scheduled to be held on September 24th … Continue reading Chief Counsel Joshua Prince to Testify Before Pennsylvania Senate

Commonwealth Appeals the Hicks Decision – Will SCOTUS Weigh-in on 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 Commonwealth Appeals the Hicks Decision – Will SCOTUS Weigh-in on Whether Display of a Firearm Constitutes Reasonable Suspicion of Criminal Activity?

Lehigh County Judge Rules Police Search Prompted By Weed Odor Illegal After Man Presents Medical Marijuana Card

Lehigh County Court of Common Please Judge Maria L. Dantos ruled that a warrantless police search prompted by the smell of marijuana was illegal once the passenger showed his medical marijuana card. On August 2, 2019, Judge Dantos issued an opinion stating that Pennsylvania State Troopers overstepped the law when they searched a vehicle that … Continue reading Lehigh County Judge Rules Police Search Prompted By Weed Odor Illegal After Man Presents Medical Marijuana Card

Firearms Law Seminar – September 28, 2019 at Wicen’s Shooting Range

On Saturday, September 28, 2019, from 10am – 2pm,  Chief Counsel Joshua Prince of Firearms Industry Consulting Group® (FICG®), a division of Civil Rights Defense Firm, P.C., in conjunction with Wicen's Shooting Range, will offer a four (4) hour seminar on state and federal firearms law at their range located at 3179 Mozart Road Furlong, … Continue reading Firearms Law Seminar – September 28, 2019 at Wicen’s Shooting Range

MONUMENTAL DECISION – Second Federal Court Rules a Pennsylvania 302 Mental Health Commitment Insufficient to Trigger a Federal Firearms Disability

We are extremely proud to announce that today Chief Counsel Joshua Prince of the Firearms Industry Consulting Group was successful in having Federal District Court Judge Jeffrey Schmehl  of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania rule that an involuntary commitment under Section 302 of Pennsylvania’s Mental Health and Procedures Act (“MHPA”) is insufficient to trigger a … Continue reading MONUMENTAL DECISION – Second Federal Court Rules a Pennsylvania 302 Mental Health Commitment Insufficient to Trigger a Federal Firearms Disability