Monroe County Sheriff Martin is ENJOINED from Enforcing Unlawful License to Carry Firearms Requirements

On January 16, 2018, Wyoming County President Judge Russell Shurtleff, specially presiding, issued an Order unsealing a December 13, 2017 Decision and Order in the John Doe, et al. v. Monroe County, et al. case, which granted a preliminary injunction against the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department and Sheriff Todd Martin in relation to their unlawful license to carry firearms (LTCF) requirements. As our viewers are aware from a prior Pocono Record article, I am representing the Plaintiffs in this matter.

The preliminary injunction precludes the Monroe County Sheriff from:

  1. Sending out postcards advising applicants of their license renewal, denial or acceptance;
  2. Requiring applicants to submit Local 1% Earned Income Tax Forms, Federal Income Tax Returns, Pa. State Tax Returns or Real Estate Tax Bills;
  3. Requiring written documentation from an applicant’s doctor as to the specific nature of applicant’s disabilities, as well as, any medications the applicant may be taking due to the disability;
  4. Requiring a copy of the applicant’s Social Security Statement;
  5. Requiring a copy of an applicant’s DD-214 (military discharge papers);
  6. Requiring any references to be Monroe County residents; and,
  7. Requiring an applicant to provide a list of medications that he or she may be prescribed.

If you or someone you know has had their confidential license to carry firearms applicant information disclosed or are being required to provide information for a license to carry firearms, which is not provided for in the licensing provision, 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.

7 thoughts on “Monroe County Sheriff Martin is ENJOINED from Enforcing Unlawful License to Carry Firearms Requirements

  1. I remember the first time I went to my local county Sheriff’s office to apply for a LTCF. You woulda’ thunk I was asking for the keys to the nuclear football ! Instantly the office came to dead silence, as every eye behind the counter rivoted on me, as if in in preparation to take me down. They wouldn’t even give me the PSP form without carefully scrutiny of my driver’s license, from which they recorded the license number on the PSP form, handed it to me, and would not let me leave with it. It had to be filled out right there. I am sure they all half-expected me to whip out a 9-mil, gangsta style, and waste them all in a fit of lawful, concealed carry, insanity.
    Now, they process and approve many renewals each day, notice of which now comes in a sealed envelope instead of the post card, and unless the dad-blame, cheap, inkjet printer cartridges run dry, or the state camera breaks down, you walk out, same day, with your renewed permit. That’s so long as someone remembered to requisition more printer ink, or the lady who knows how to replace them in the printer, didn’t call in sick. Long story short, this is why we need people like Mr. Prince. To prevent “smart government” from defaulting to it’s true, bureaucratic, rights-abusing, nature. Thank you, and well done !


  2. How do they think they can rewrite (add to) the laws of the state? Are they that dumb or just don’t care, because they have gotten away with it in the past?


    1. especially when said laws specifically prohibit the sheriff from adding to or changing them. it’s specifically mentioned.

      that office is a joke, the sheriff is a joke, the staff is nasty and the deputies are too.
      they don’t abide by the refund bit of the law either. guess they buy coffee with the money you give them.

      sheriff election is coming up in 2019 iirc, vote him the hell out.
      also every person had two violations of privacy, $1,000 per violation. two references. $2,000 per ltcf application.


    2. They surely believe they are ABOVE reproach and can write what ever obstacles they want. It happens every day in that god fersaken state to the east where local Chiefs of Police pull this crap.


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