I am pleased to announce that due to Firearm Policy Coalition’s federal lawsuit against the City of Philadelphia – Fetsurka, et al v. City of Philadelphia, et al. – Philadelphia has implemented, effective immediately, an electronic license to carry firearms (“LTCF”) application process; whereby, as set-forth more in-depth on its website – www.ppd-ltc.com, applicants can now submit their applications to Police.GPU@phila.gov.
If you are seeking an LTCF in Philadelphia, you should immediately email your application and other requested documents to Police.GPU@phila. and either cc or bcc yourself a copy of the email, so that you can prove the date and time of your submission, since pursuant to 18 Pa.C.S. 6109, the City has 45 days to approve or deny your LTCF. Please be aware that if you are denied, you only have 30 days to appeal the denial.
As one of the attorneys involved in the Fetsurka litigation, I can assure you that, as reflected in FPC’s press release, we continue to force the City into further compliance with the preemption provided by 18 Pa.C.S. 6109(c) and, consistent with the concerns the City has raised in relation to COVID, are working with the city on a completely virtual LTCF application process, where individuals would never have to leave their home for an LTCF in Philadelphia.
If your right to obtain a license to carry has been violated or your confidential license to carry firearms applicant information has been disclosed, contact Firearms Industry Consulting Group today to discuss YOUR rights and legal 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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6 thoughts on “Philadelphia Implements Electronic License to Carry Firearms Application Process”
Excellent news! Well done to everyone who made this happen!
Answered prayer! GOD’s speed gentlemen.
Just to clarify… This form, which has no specific reference to Philadelphia (that I can see) is for Philadelphia only. I have a state LTCP, but this form is required specifically for carrying in Philadelphia, despite it not specifying that location? Thanks. Terry
really what about people who have no idea how to go about filling out an application on line that does not allow you to fill it out on line..you have to print out a blank application (im renewing),,fill it out take a picture of it ,down load to your computer (if you have one)..go to YOUR EMAIL FIGURE OUT HOW TO TO TAKE THE PICTURE OVER TO YOUR EMAIL ALONG WITH TWO PHOTOS DRIVERS LICENCE PLUS ANOTHER FORM OF I.D WTH YOUR ADDRESS ON IT…FOR SOME IT MAY BE EASY…BUT FOR MOST..ITS A NIGHTMARE…THE LAST ELECTION WE HAD DROP BOXES FOR BALLOTS..BUT THEY CANT PUT A DROP BOX OUTSIDE THE BUILDING OR JUST INSIDE THE DOOR FOR A COMPLETED APPLICATIONS.WITH YOUR UPDATED PHOTOS AND FEE…THIS IS ANOTHER ATTEMPT TO TAKE AWAY OUR RIGHT TO CARRY…
Why does the LTCF for Philadelphia want to know my employer’s info?