Montgomery District Attorney Requested to Investigate and Charge Lower Merion Township for Proposed Firearm Regulation

As our viewers are aware, we became aware on August 30, 2017, that at its upcoming September 19th meeting, Lower Merion Township is considering a new firearm discharge ordinance, even after the Commonwealth Court struck down its current discharge ordinance and held that municipalities may not regulate discharge.

As a result, in a letter sent today, Attorney Joshua Prince formally requested that Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele open an investigation into this matter and file appropriate charges, including for violations of Section 6120 and official oppression.

We hope that District Attorney Steele will take a proactive approach, similar to that of Lancaster County District Attorney Crag Stedman, who recently sent out letters to all law enforcement agencies in Lancaster County advising that municipal regulation of firearms and ammunition is unlawful. Regardless, we would again urge everyone, especially residents and taxpayers in Lower Merion Township, to make the Commissioners aware of your position. The hearing on September 19th will start at 7:30 PM at Township Administration Bldg – 2nd Floor Board Room, 75 East Lancaster Ave, 2nd Floor Board Room Ardmore, Pennsylvania 19003-2323. Their telephone number is 610-649-4000 and you can contact the individual commissioners here.

If your rights have been violated by an illegal firearm or ammunition ordinance or regulation promulgated by a state agency, county, municipality or township, contact Firearms Industry Consulting Group today to discuss YOUR rights and legal options.


Firearms Industry Consulting Group® (FICG®) is a registered trademark and division of Civil Rights Defense Firm, P.C., with rights and permissions granted to Prince Law Offices, P.C. to use in this article.

3 thoughts on “Montgomery District Attorney Requested to Investigate and Charge Lower Merion Township for Proposed Firearm Regulation

  1. I don’t know that I would call the excellent letter to DA Steele “similar” to that written by DA Stedman to Lancaster County’s police chiefs. Stedman’s coddling letter, more timely to his judicial candidacy than much older preemption laws, makes no mention of preemption violation’s criminal consequences, and any of it’s addressees who are not aware of firearm preemption have been living cryogenically for the last ten years. Frankly, the only thing missing is a post script, ” But don’t sweat it boys. With any luck, and your help, in two months I’ll be a judge and you can go back to harassing gun owners again.” That has been Stedman’s unstated public stance since Lancaster City Mayor Rick Gray started lying about his lost and stolen gun law several years ago. Simply this; When it comes to gun rights, judicial candidate Craig Stedman blows with the political wind, and bows his Second Amendment loyalties not to the law, nor the Constitutions, not even to those he is elected to serve, but to the politically powerful anti-gun elite, even when they commit criminal acts.


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