Does Delta Airlines New Policy to Zip Tie Luggage Containing Firearms Violate Federal Law?

Guns.com is reporting that Delta Airlines has quietly changed its policy related to passengers who are flying with guns. According to the NBC Affiliate in Fort Lauderdale The airline will now have special tags to alert ground handlers to not put bags carrying weapons on the general carousel. The baggage will go directly to a baggage … Continue reading Does Delta Airlines New Policy to Zip Tie Luggage Containing Firearms Violate Federal Law?

Hunting with a Semiautomatic Firearm in PA? List of approved animals.

As many of you know, the PA Game Commission voted on the regulations for hunting with semiautomatic rifles. As Attorney Prince previously reported, the Pennsylvania Game Commission voted against semi-automatic hunting for big game. Which means the list of animals that people are able to hunt is not as large as it was previously thought to be. The … Continue reading Hunting with a Semiautomatic Firearm in PA? List of approved animals.

Trump Signs Bill Reversing Obama Rule to Report Certain Social Security Recipients to NICS

Late last year, I blogged that the Social Security Administration published a final rule relating to the NICS Improvement Act of 2007. The final rule provided that: An individual will have been “adjudicated as a mental defective” if during SSA’s claim development and adjudication process, or when SSA takes certain post-entitlement or post-eligibility actions, SSA will identify … Continue reading Trump Signs Bill Reversing Obama Rule to Report Certain Social Security Recipients to NICS

4th Circuit Issues Devastating Opinion Regarding “Assault Rifles”

Today the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals sitting En Banc issued a devastating opinion regarding "assault rifles" in Kolbe v. Hogan. The Fourth Circuit covers Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina. Kolbe challenged Maryland's Firearm Safety Act of 2013 ("FSA"), which bans AR-15s and other military-style rifles and shotguns as well as detachable … Continue reading 4th Circuit Issues Devastating Opinion Regarding “Assault Rifles”

Delaware Backpedals on Concealed Carry Changes

The Delaware Attorney General's Office has changed the information which appears on its website in relation to the reciprocity agreements of concealed carry permits with other states. Earlier this week I wrote that Delaware had changed its reciprocity agreements. At the time, the verbiage on the website was very clear (that being all non-resident permits from the … Continue reading Delaware Backpedals on Concealed Carry Changes

Delaware Changes Concealed Weapons Agreements (Not for the Better)

UPDATE (2/17/17 8:42 AM): New Blog with current information related to the change in position from the Attorney General's Office can be found here. UPDATE (2/15/17 8:40 PM): After publication of the below article, it appears the language on the Delaware Attorney General's page was changed to remove the information indicating that Delaware would no longer recognize … Continue reading Delaware Changes Concealed Weapons Agreements (Not for the Better)

Social Security Administration Publishes Final Rule Relating to NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007

It has been well reported that the Social Security Administration ("SSA") had been passing along information of individuals that it deemed unable to handle their financial affairs to NICS for the purposes of preventing them from purchasing a firearm due to being "adjudicated as a mental defective." In May of this year, the SSA published … Continue reading Social Security Administration Publishes Final Rule Relating to NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007

ATF Announces New Form 4473 – Firearms Transaction Record

The National Shooting Sports Foundation is reporting that on Monday, November 14, 2016, ATF announced that the new 4437 would be required on ALL firearms transactions beginning on January 16, 2017. As you may remember, I previously blogged about ATF soliciting comments on the proposed 4473 and then filed a Comment in Opposition to ATF's Proposed Changes to … Continue reading ATF Announces New Form 4473 – Firearms Transaction Record

Ballot selfie? PA Law and the First Amendment Collide

If you are planning on snapping a "selfie" in the voting booth this Tuesday, you may find yourself on the wrong side of the law. 25 Pa.C.S. § 3530 prohibits a voter from showing "his ballot or the face of the voting machine voted by him to be seen by any person with the apparent intention … Continue reading Ballot selfie? PA Law and the First Amendment Collide

BREAKING: BATFE Has Not Changed Anything Relating to Fingerprints for NFA Firearms

This morning TheFirearmBlog.com posted a story which stated that ATF had revised its ruling in relation to fingerprints for NFA firearms. The article claims that ATF now requires law enforcement agencies to take fingerprints rather than anyone qualified to. To support this position the article links to ATF's Explosives website. As always, the information is provided by … Continue reading BREAKING: BATFE Has Not Changed Anything Relating to Fingerprints for NFA Firearms