Montgomery County Sheriff Sean Kilkenny Does Away With Unlawful Local Police Checks for LTCF Applicants!

Newly-elected Montgomery County Sheriff Sean Kilkenny has rescinded the unlawful practice of requiring the Local Police Check Card for License to Carry Firearms (LTCF) applications that was imposed by previous sheriffs. I was alerted to the change in police from a Facebook posting by the Lower Pottsgrove Township Police Department.

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Earlier this month I had sent the new Sheriff a letter asking that he review the policies and practices of the outgoing Sheriff Bono. I specifically requested Sheriff Kilkenny look into the unlawful practice of requiring references on the application as well as the Local Police Check Card.

I had the opportunity to speak with the Sheriff’s Solicitor earlier this morning. He did state that the Sheriff was reviewing the policies and procedures of the office and will be making changes. I was informed they were reviewing the practice of requiring references on the applications.

While new to the position of Sheriff, it appears that Sheriff Kilkenny is wasting no time in reviewing the policies and procedures of the office and making the appropriate changes. Join me in thanking Sheriff Kilkenny in reversing a longstanding unlawful practice that placed an additional burden on individuals in Montgomery County seeking LTCFs.

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9 responses to “Montgomery County Sheriff Sean Kilkenny Does Away With Unlawful Local Police Checks for LTCF Applicants!

  1. Doug bower

    Good job Adam, now maybe they will remove the requirement to verify your race on the application.

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  3. mkk41

    Refreshing that a Law Enforcement Official will actually follow the written law.

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  4. tom boyle

    Are we still gonna have to renew at the Sheriff’s Department?? or will it be a mail-in?

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  5. Dave

    How about same day permits like other surrounding counties?? I already have mine, but my wife will be applying soon.

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  6. Daniel Gormont

    Thanks for the update. I’ll thank him when he signs my NFA paperwork, as I was told on January 5th when I dropped off two sets of SBR paperwork (1 Form-1 and 1 Form-4) that the Sheriff was not currently signing off on the paperwork. Absolute joke.

    Daniel S. Gormont, Sr. 215-990-1786 dangormont@yahoo.com

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  8. Erik Ek

    Why is it so darn difficult to get the police to obey the same laws that we are expected to. In this case, two different LE offices deliberately breaking the law, placing themselves above the law. We, the people, need stronger tools, to hold these law breakers accountable, than civil penalties paid for by insurance companies. These arrogant officials should be treated like the criminals that they are.

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  9. Marc

    The previous system was more convenient. Stop by your local department, fill out the paperwork and take one trip to norristown to pick up the license. Now it seems you have to travel to norristown twice…

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