PA Supreme Court to Decide Standing to Challenge Illegal Firearm Ordinances and Regulations

As our viewers are aware, I was successful in securing a monumental victory in September of 2019, when the Commonwealth Court, en banc, in Firearm Owners Against Crime (FOAC), et al., v. City of Harrisburg, et al., overruled its prior precedent and held that it was “untenable” to require a plaintiff to declare in a complaint that he/she has violated or been prosecuted for an enacted ordinance in order to challenge the ordinance. Thereafter, the City of Harrisburg petitioned the PA Supreme Court to review the decision and in April of this year, the PA Supreme Court agreed to hear the question of

Whether the Commonwealth Court’s decision to grant Plaintiffs, who have not been cited under the City of Harrisburg ‘s gun control ordinances and for whom any harm is remote and hypothetical, individual and associational standing to challenge the City of Harrisburg’s gun control ordinances, directly conflicts with this Court’s jurisprudence

On July 7th, the City of Harrisburg filed its brief, along with amici curiae briefs being filed by CeasFire PA and Giffords, the Cities of Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, and the County Commissioners.

Today, we filed our brief, and both the PA House Republican Caucus and ACLU submitted amici curiae briefs in support.

If you are in a position to be able to support this matter, FOAC would greatly appreciate donations, which can be made online through the Firm’s escrow account here – https://secure.lawpay.com/pages/princelaw/trust. Simply place “FOAC Harrisburg 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.


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.

One thought on “PA Supreme Court to Decide Standing to Challenge Illegal Firearm Ordinances and Regulations

  1. Joshua, was wondering if anything is happening with our case? Feels very unsafe out there.  I was thinking of contracting  a radio show via snail mail and seeing if he has any interest in making this dirty little secret that the Pa Sherffs  don’t  want anyone to know. Feeling very anxious  about what’s  going on ,and not having the right to protect my wife and I. Regards DanielSent from my MetroPCS 4G LTE Android Device

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