PRESS RELEASE: Lawsuit Filed Against Lower Merion Township Regarding Its Illegal Firearm Ordinance

Today, Firearms Industry Consulting Group, a division of Prince Law Offices, P.C., filed an 24 page Complaint, plus exhibits, against Lower Merion Township on behalf of Firearm Owners Against Crime (FOAC) and two individual plaintiffs regarding the Township’s illegal and unconstitutional firearm ordinance – Section 109-16. In the Complaint, Chief Counsel Joshua Prince argues that the Township’s ordinance violates 18 Pa.C.S. § 6120 and Article 1, Section 21 of the Pennsylvania Constitution, for which even Township Manager McNelly admitted and which is included as an exhibit.

Although the Township was provided an opportunity to repeal its illegal ordinance, in direct defiance of the state crime of Official Oppression, as well as, Section 6120, the Commissioners, contrary to the advice of their solicitor, refused to repeal or amend Section 109-16.

It is unfortunate that Township’s taxpayers will be burdened by the Township’s elected officials believing it is acceptable, and even gloating, that they are violating the Crimes Code and refusing to repeal such illegal provisions.

As it is a misdemeanor of the first degree to violate Section 6120, pursuant to 18 Pa.C.S. § 6119, we call upon Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Ferman, who is currently running for judge in Montgomery County, to bring charges against the Township and its representatives for their violations of the Crimes Code, including conspiracy, official oppression, and Section 6120. It is time that our elected officials be held accountable for their actions.

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4 responses to “PRESS RELEASE: Lawsuit Filed Against Lower Merion Township Regarding Its Illegal Firearm Ordinance

  1. Sean

    Good for you Josh. At least you have the intestinal fortitude to go after these clowns. If they won’t flow the law, then folks like you will have to force their hands. I hope you spank Lower Merion for a ton of money.

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  2. Louis Smith

    Josh… please explore the concept of “surcharge” against the Commissioners and possibly Manager. The taxpayers should not be responsible for these individuals NOT following the advice of their Solicitor. PA law would hold the aforementioned individuals personally responsible for breaking the law and the financial consequences. I would also argue that the Municipalities insurance will not cover this gross negligence by the aforementioned individuals. Lastly, those individuals should NOT be defended by the Township Solicitor on the taxpayers nickle. They should each have to hire their own counsel. IMHO

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