Newly-elected Montgomery County Sheriff Sean Kilkenny has rescinded the unlawful practice of requiring the Local Police Check Card for License to Carry Firearms (LTCF) applications that was imposed by previous sheriffs.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.
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.
Published by Adam Kraut, Esq.
Adam Kraut was born and raised in Chester County, PA. Active in scouting since kindergarten, Adam achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in 2004. After graduating high school, Adam attended SUNY Binghamton where he graduated in 2009 with a major in Political Science concentrating in politics and law. After taking a year away from academics, Adam attended Widener Law School at night while maintaining a day job and graduated in 2014.
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9 thoughts on “Montgomery County Sheriff Sean Kilkenny Does Away With Unlawful Local Police Checks for LTCF Applicants!”
Good job Adam, now maybe they will remove the requirement to verify your race on the application.
Refreshing that a Law Enforcement Official will actually follow the written law.
Are we still gonna have to renew at the Sheriff’s Department?? or will it be a mail-in?
How about same day permits like other surrounding counties?? I already have mine, but my wife will be applying soon.
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 email@example.com
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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.
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…