Municipalities Repealing Unlawful Ordinances

As many of our viewers are aware, I have sent 6+ page letters to numerous (over 90) municipalities regarding their unlawful firearm ordinances and the looming effective date of Act 192. I am going to attempt to keep this blog article updated on the status of those municipal ordinances, where the municipality has taken or is taking some form of action (aka, you may want to bookmark this article, if you want to keep track). If we have not yet heard back from the municipality, it will not be listed below.

If any of you wish to donate towards the time and cost invested in obtaining the repeal of these ordinances, it would be greatly appreciated. You can simply call the office at 888-313-0416 and speak with accounting (simply tell them it is in relation to matter 34548) or send a check to Prince Law Offices, P.C., 646 Lenape Rd, Bechtelsville, PA 19505 and simply place “Matter 34548” on the memo line. To all of those who have already donated, we GREATLY appreciate your donations.

Updated 5/12/15

Altoona City: Repealing its unlawful ordinances

Athens Borough: Repealing its unlawful firearm ordinances

Athens Township: Repealed its unlawful firearm ordinances

Bellefonte Borough: Repealed its unlawful ordinances at the December monthly meeting of the Board of Supervisors

Brecknock Township: Ordinances to be repealed on January 13th at the monthly meeting of the Board of Supervisors

Brookville Borough: Ordinances to be repealed at the January 6th meeting.

Buckingham Township: Ordinances have been repealed.

Bucks County: Will be moving forward with a repeal of its discharge ordinance.

Carroll Township: Repealing their ordinance on April 7, 2015.

Cheltenham Township: Ordinances in the process of being repealed

City of Allentown: Repealed all of their firearm ordinances on 2/4/2015.

City of Bethlehem: Ordinances amended but still do not comply with Section 6120.

City of Erie: The original litigation of Dillon v. City of Erie resulted in the Commonwealth Court finding that the City’s ban on possession of firearms in city parks was unlawful; however, the City has now also repealed its lost and stolen ordinance.

City of Harrisburg: Refusing to rescind its ordinances

City of Reading: Ordinances in the process of being repealed.

College Township: Ordinances in the process of being repealed.

Crescent Township: Repealing its ordinances at the January 8th meeting

Cumru Township: Repealing its Protected Area Ordinance 6/15/15

Dingman Township: In the process of repealing their ordinances.

Dover Borough: Repealing its ordinances.

Doylestown Borough: Ordinances in the process of being repealed

East Vincent Township: Ordinances in the process of being repealed

Elizabethville Borough: Ordinances in the process of being repealed.

Emporium Borough: Reviewing their ordinances and will discuss at their meeting on Feb 2 (repeal expected)

Ferguson Township: Ordinances in the process of being repealed

Greene Township: Ordinances have been repealed

Hanover Township: Ordinances repealed but still working on fixing signs

Hepburn Township: Ordinances to be repealed by the February monthly meeting of the Board of Supervisors

Horsham Township: Will be introducing a repeal of their ordinances on January 26th.

Lehigh Township: Ordinances to be repealed in the near future (with the addition of a VERY pro NFA provision, which will be discussed once enacted)

Liberty Borough: Repealed their ordinances on January 19th.

Lower Allen, Cumberland Co: Ordinances repealed 12/22/2014

Lower Heidelberg Township: Ordinances repealed 2/19/2015

Macungie Borough: Ordinances amended but still do not seemingly comply with Section 6120.

Marshall Township: Repealed all of their unlawful firearm ordinances

Morrisville Borough: Ordinances in the process of being repealed.

North York Borough: Repealing their ordinances

Northampton Borough: Repealed its illegal discharge ordinance on March 5th

Oxford Borough: Repealed their ordinance.

Plumstead Township: Ordinances to be repealed on January 5th at the monthly meeting of the Board of Supervisors

Richland Township: Ordinances in the process of being repealed

Salisbury Township: Moving forward with drafting an ordinance to repeal their unlawful ordinances.

Sellersville Borough: Ordinance has been amended

Telford Borough: Ordinance No. 405 repealed Ordinance 174 in its entirety and Chapter 6, Conduct, Part 5, Discharge of Firearms on February 2nd.

Tullytown Borough: Ordinances in the process of being repealed

Union Township: Ordinances in the process of being repealed

Warrington Township: Ordinances to be repealed in the near future

Warwick Township: Set to repeal all their firearm regulations on January 19th

Washington County: Repealing its unlawful ordinances.

West Mifflin Borough: Lost and Stolen has been repealed; awaiting confirmation regarding Parks and Rec

Whitehall Township: Although verbiage has been removed from the signs, it is still quasi-visible.

Wilson Borough: Repealed its unlawful ordinances

Worcester Township: Ordinances repealed at December 17, 2014 meeting

Yoe Borough: Ordinances repealed February 3, 2015.

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7 responses to “Municipalities Repealing Unlawful Ordinances

  1. George Losoncy

    The local politicians think they live in their own little fiefdoms and want to run them that way.

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  3. Tony

    When you update the list of towns, could you include the county they’re located in? Some municipalities share names with others across the state; e.g., there is a Hanover Township in Luzerne County and Lehigh

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  4. John

    How do we add Chester County Parks to the list of organizations getting letters? Chester County Parks Rules & regulations currently prohibit carrying of firearms.

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    • Chester County Parks is not one we were aware of. If someone wants us to send a letter to a municipality or county, they need to email me with the contact information for the municipality/county, along with the ordinance numbers and text, and I’ll try to get a letter out.

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  5. Dave Lyons

    Hampden township, Cumberland county and lower paxton township, dauphin county still have signs prohibiting carry in their parks

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  6. Jose

    Cities have been getting away too long with violating state law. Don’t they know what preemption means? I agree with many ordinances but it has to be at state level. Move on with lawsuits. I know act 192 may have problems . Let’s hope the judges see the overall picture and understand the preemption law.

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