The Wolf Administration just announced a warp-speed initiative of a large-scale pardoning project for people with convictions for “Possession of Marijuana (Title 35 Section 780-113 Subsection A31)” and “Marijuana, Small Amount Personal Use (Title 35 Section 780-113 Subsection A31I),” provided that the individual has no more than two convictions for such in Pennsylvania and no other convictions on their record. Unfortunately, all applicants must file their applications by the end of September; whereby, all applicants will be notified by October 13th of whether they will receive a public hearing and if so, by mid-December, the Board of Pardons will vote on individual cases in public hearings, so that Governor Wolf can issue the pardons before leaving office in January of 2023.
As many of our viewers are aware, although a conviction under either of those provisions would not trigger a permanent federal prohibition for purposes of purchasing, possessing, and utilizing firearms and ammunition, a conviction for any drug-related offense will permanently bar an individual from eligibility for a license to carry firearms in PA. Thus, if you meet the above eligibility requirements, now is your time to apply for a pardon.
If you are prohibited from obtaining a a license to carry firearms in PA due to a PA drug conviction, contact FICG today to discuss filing for a pardon!
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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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