Today, in advance of the Second Amendment Rally in Pittsburgh scheduled for Monday, January 7th, Firearms Industry Consulting Group® (FICG®), a division of Civil Rights Defense Firm, P.C., on behalf of its clients, Allegheny County Sportsmen’s League and Firearm Owners Against Crime (FOAC), filed a letter in relation to the unlawful signage that has been erected by the City Council in advance of the Rally; wherein, Chief Counsel Joshua Prince explains the erected signage violates 18 Pa.C.S. § 913(d) and 18 Pa.C.S. § 6120.
In the event Pittsburgh fails to remove or otherwise correct the signs, ACSL and FOAC are prepared to take legal action against the City. As our viewers are likely aware, ACSL and FOAC already stated their intent to take legal action if any of the unlawful firearm ordinances that have been proposed are enacted by City Council and the Mayor.
If you are in a position to be able to support these matters, ACSL and FOAC would greatly appreciate donations, which can be made online through the Firm’s escrow account here – https://secure.lawpay.com/pages/civilrightsdefensefirm/trust. Simply place “ACSL/FOAC Pittsburgh Preemption Litigation” in the reference box.
If you or someone you know has been the victim of an unlawful municipal firearm or ammunition regulation or ordinance, contact FICG today to discuss your options.
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Published by Joshua Prince, Esq.
With our 2nd Amendment rights being attacked at both the Federal and State level, and the ATF (Burea of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives) trying to close down FFLs (Federal Firearms Licensees) for minor infractions while making FFLs the scapegoat when the ATF's records are inaccurate, I want to take this opportunity to introduce myself. I am one of only a handful of attorneys across the US that practices in the niche area of law known as firearms law. I decided to concentrate my legal practice on firearms law not only because I am a shooter and firearms enthusiast, but also to ensure that our inalienable Right to Keep and Bear Arms is never encroached upon.
I handle cases at the Federal and State level for both FFLs and individuals. At the federal and state levels for individuals, I actively defend the 2nd Amendment of the US Constitution and Section 21 of the PA Constitution, as well as, help individuals with:
- License to Carry Firearms Denials;
- Challenges to Erroneous PICS Denials;
- Relief from Firearms Disabilities;
- Estate Planning Advice;
- Gun/NFA Trusts; and
- 42 USC 1983 Actions for Deprivation of Civil Rights
At both the state and federal levels, I represent FFLs and SOTs throughout Pennsylvania and the US regarding:
- ATF Compliance Inspections;
- Warning Letters and Hearings;
- FFL Revocations;
- Corporate Structure Advice
- Indoor/Outdoor Range Implementation; and
- Forfeiture Proceedings
In following my love for firearms and firearms law, I have taught several Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminars on Firearms in Estates and Trusts and Firearms Law 101 for several Bar Associations, including Berks, Cumberland, and Dauphin Counties. I also planned and taught several Firearms in Estates CLE classes for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI).
While at Widener Law School, I was a member of the Widener Law Journal. I wrote an article on the Inaccuracy of the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record (NFRTR). I also had an article published on Fee Disputes in Workers Compensation cases in the Widener Law Journal, Volume 18, No. 2.
You can often find me posting on several internet forums, including Subguns, Uzitalk, AR15, and PAFOA. I also hold PA Firearms Law classes for local ranges to inform the public on the firearm laws of the Commonwealth.
Following in my father's footsteps, I am also a Board member for the Pottstown Police Athletic League (PAL).
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4 thoughts on “FICG Files Letter on Behalf of ACSL and FOAC in Response to Pittsburgh’s Unlawful Signage Erected Before Second Amendment Rally”
Thank goodness PA has Joshua Prince fighting for us. A hero in every sense of the word.
Thank you Joshua Prince
I challenged the constitutionality of 18 Pa.C.S. § 913 in Pa. trial and appellate courts. No national, state, or local advocacy group supported me directly or indirectly (to my knowledge), despite solicitations. No such similar person or group filed briefs as friend of the court. The NRA only after the fact bemoaned my appellate court loss generally, and ACSL and FOAC only occasionally excerpted newspaper articles about my related cases.
As a citizen for whom ignorance of the law shall be no excuse, I have been monitoring and investigating the development of this area of law (arms, search and seizure, prohibitions, regulations, and separations of power) for over 10 years. I have been a victim of this poorly-drafted, ACSL-guided 1995/1996 legislation. I have been for over a decade trying to eliminate the unreasonable and thus unlawful warrantless, suspicionless stops and searches, which go without express legislative designation, as well as trying to auditing and and attempting to correct the nearly universal noncompliance with provisions of sec. 913 (were it constitutional.) I can take anyone on a field trip to show just how deliquent our public servants have been in pursuit of faithful execution of the laws.
I have believed that I have been taking up this task largely on my own. It is nice to see Joshua Prince, FICG, FOAC, and ACSL taking on abuses of those Acts of Assembly. I, however, believe that the acts of nonfeasance and malfeasance involved in noncompliance with and abuse of 18 Pa.C.S. § 913 are subject to criminal prosecution.
I enjoy speaking with others about the criminal and civil prosecution of misbehavers-in-office, particularly regarding the topics of: evidence-gathering and complaint-writing, being persistent in the face of potential retaliation, court review in the criminal complaint process, and multi-faceted political-pressures planning. In the past, I have litigated review of a private criminal complaint against a county sheriff for operating an unlawful warrantless, suspicionless checkpoint, and I have obtained an order from a judge demanding that an elected district attorney act upon a criminal complaint against herself. Because restraining criminal misconduct is the province of all citizens, knowing about these tools is important for more than merely lawyers and law enforcement officers. Reach me through contact info posted at freehobson.com for more information.