Automatic Knives to be Legal In Pennsylvania Next Year

As the saying goes, even a broken clock is right twice a day. Last week Governor Wolf signed HB 1929 amending 18 Pa.C.S. § 908, concerning Prohibited Offensive Weapons, to remove "dagger knife, razor, or cutting instrument, the blade of which is exposed in an automatic way by switch, push-button, spring mechanism, or otherwise" from … Continue reading Automatic Knives to be Legal In Pennsylvania Next Year

Operation Reticent Recall – Solvent Traps and Forced Reset Triggers

As many of our readers will already know, 2022 has been a busy year for the ATF, ramping up FFL revocations, sending Warning Notices to customers of Diversified Machine, and now seemingly going after Forced Reset Triggers (FRTs). While details are still scarce, over the last 2 weeks we have seen an increased number of … Continue reading Operation Reticent Recall – Solvent Traps and Forced Reset Triggers

Firearms Safety and Law Seminar II – May 22, 2022

On May 22, 2022, Attorney Dillon Harris of Firearms Industry Consulting Group® (FICG®), a division of Civil Rights Defense Firm, P.C., will be joining Ron Mest Sports and several other presenters at the Friendship Hook and Ladder Fire Company, 10 Warick St., Boyertown, PA 19512 for a second seminar on firearms safety and law. Refreshments … Continue reading Firearms Safety and Law Seminar II – May 22, 2022

Update on Diversified Machine Products

It has been some time since my last article on this issue and I know many people have continued to watch for updates, both here and across the various forums that have been discussing this issue on an ongoing basis. Since that article published on January 10th, I have continued to be in contact with … Continue reading Update on Diversified Machine Products

Purchased From Diversified Machine and Received a Warning Notice?

In case you've not been following recent occurrences surrounding Diversified Machine, here is what we know. In late 2020 and early 2021, ATF raided Diversified Machine, a company selling solvent traps and other items commonly used to manufacture Form 1 silencers, and seized their website. The week after Christmas 2021, ATF mailed this single-page Warning … Continue reading Purchased From Diversified Machine and Received a Warning Notice?

NEWLY ADMITTED TO PRACTICE IN TWO FEDERAL DISTRICT COURTS, WITH MORE TO COME

It's been about a year since I wrote here about my limited license to practice law, the principle of diploma privilege, and the process of becoming licensed as an attorney in Pennsylvania (and to a lesser extent, Maryland) during the pandemic. Now, I am pleased to announce that in the last two weeks, I have … Continue reading NEWLY ADMITTED TO PRACTICE IN TWO FEDERAL DISTRICT COURTS, WITH MORE TO COME

PGC April Meeting Notes: Final Approval Given for Digital Hunting Licenses, Concurrent Antlered/Antlerless Seasons, and More

Following the January 2021 Meeting of the Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners, I wrote up this article summarizing some of the important topics they addressed that could impact sportsmen planning to go afield later this year. At that meeting, the Board gave preliminary approval to a number of topics, some common sense adaptations to technology, … Continue reading PGC April Meeting Notes: Final Approval Given for Digital Hunting Licenses, Concurrent Antlered/Antlerless Seasons, and More

Governor Hogan Amends Executive Order on Maryland License Time Extensions – Renewals to be Required this Summer

As our readers who hold any type of licenses, permits or registrations issued by the State of Maryland may be aware, on March 12, 2020, Governor Hogan issued an executive order suspending the expiration of "all licenses, permits, registrations, and other authorizations." These "Covered Authorizations," issued by the State of Maryland, its agencies, or any … Continue reading Governor Hogan Amends Executive Order on Maryland License Time Extensions – Renewals to be Required this Summer

Maryland General Assembly Overrides Governor Hogan’s Veto, Private Sales/Transfers of Rifles and Shotguns to Begin Requiring Facilitation by FFL

Late last week, the Maryland General Assembly (MD GA) voted to override Governor Hogan's Veto of SB 208. As a result, SB 208 will become law and go into effect on March 13, 2021. As any of our Maryland readers are surely aware, the Maryland General Assembly is no friend to the Second Amendment. Senate … Continue reading Maryland General Assembly Overrides Governor Hogan’s Veto, Private Sales/Transfers of Rifles and Shotguns to Begin Requiring Facilitation by FFL