Today, I have the distinct honor and privilege to share with you a letter that I received from Lehigh Valley Open Carry, an organization dedicated to the protection of our right to open carry.
I cannot express my appreciation for this letter. I am so grateful that there are other organizations and people fighting for our rights and whom understand that we must work together in this fight. Occasionally, I am confronted by individuals who decide to make comments because, even after giving them free legal advice, they are not satisfied that I am unwilling to take their case pro-bono. Some believe that their issues are more paramount than anyone else’s and they are entitled to my time. However, when I respond that I have plenty of work that they can do around the office, they are unwilling to come and work for me for free. What they don’t know is that I take on more pro-bono clients/issues than any other attorney I know or am even aware of; but, other than this article, you will not see me say a word of it.
While I may become frustrated with the system and Judges that allow their political beliefs to sway their decisions, I thoroughly love what I do. There is nothing that I would rather be doing than ensuring that our Second Amendment and Article 1, Section 21 Rights are there for our grandchildren. Those close to me know that I am putting in 100+ hour weeks, where a substantial amount of my time is spent pro-bono, on issues that affect all the citizens in this Commonwealth. Again, this is by choice, not by requirement.
However, all of that being said, the internal satisfaction that I receive when presented with a letter, like the above, re-solidifies my conviction to continue and put even more time in our fight. I so greatly appreciate the time that those members of Lehigh Valley Open Carry took to place into words their thoughts and appreciation for what I do. We all need to work together towards our common goal of ensuring that our inalienable right to keep and bear arms is never infringed.
It is important to note that while their name references “Lehigh Valley,” Lehigh Valley Open Carry is dedicated to the protection of our right to open carry across the Commonwealth and has supported everyone in the litigation against the City of Erie. You can find out more about them on their Facebook page here. I would ask that you consider joining their page and supporting their fight. Together, we can ensure that our inalienable Rights are never encroached upon.
Published by Joshua Prince, Esq.
With our 2nd Amendment rights being attacked at both the Federal and State level, and the ATF (Burea of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives) trying to close down FFLs (Federal Firearms Licensees) for minor infractions while making FFLs the scapegoat when the ATF's records are inaccurate, I want to take this opportunity to introduce myself. I am one of only a handful of attorneys across the US that practices in the niche area of law known as firearms law. I decided to concentrate my legal practice on firearms law not only because I am a shooter and firearms enthusiast, but also to ensure that our inalienable Right to Keep and Bear Arms is never encroached upon.
I handle cases at the Federal and State level for both FFLs and individuals. At the federal and state levels for individuals, I actively defend the 2nd Amendment of the US Constitution and Section 21 of the PA Constitution, as well as, help individuals with:
- License to Carry Firearms Denials;
- Challenges to Erroneous PICS Denials;
- Relief from Firearms Disabilities;
- Estate Planning Advice;
- Gun/NFA Trusts; and
- 42 USC 1983 Actions for Deprivation of Civil Rights
At both the state and federal levels, I represent FFLs and SOTs throughout Pennsylvania and the US regarding:
- ATF Compliance Inspections;
- Warning Letters and Hearings;
- FFL Revocations;
- Corporate Structure Advice
- Indoor/Outdoor Range Implementation; and
- Forfeiture Proceedings
In following my love for firearms and firearms law, I have taught several Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminars on Firearms in Estates and Trusts and Firearms Law 101 for several Bar Associations, including Berks, Cumberland, and Dauphin Counties. I also planned and taught several Firearms in Estates CLE classes for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI).
While at Widener Law School, I was a member of the Widener Law Journal. I wrote an article on the Inaccuracy of the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record (NFRTR). I also had an article published on Fee Disputes in Workers Compensation cases in the Widener Law Journal, Volume 18, No. 2.
You can often find me posting on several internet forums, including Subguns, Uzitalk, AR15, and PAFOA. I also hold PA Firearms Law classes for local ranges to inform the public on the firearm laws of the Commonwealth.
Following in my father's footsteps, I am also a Board member for the Pottstown Police Athletic League (PAL).
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