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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