Yesterday, the internet was ablaze with articles on the U.S. Supreme Court's unanimous decision in Caniglia v. Strom, et al., docket no. 20-157, and people cheering that the U.S. Supreme Court announced the death knell not only to warrantless searches of one's home and seizure of one's firearms but also to red flag laws. Unfortunately, … Continue reading SCOTUS Decision on Warrantless Gun Seizure Isn’t What It’s Being Touted To Be…
It was reported late Thursday night that the Lehigh County District Attorney disclosed confidential firearm purchase and license to carry firearms applicant information to the media in relation to a recent shooting at a Wawa. Not only did the DA disclose general information, but even went and disclosed the actual dates of purchase, application and … Continue reading District Attorney Commits Felony in Disclosing Confidential License to Carry Firearms Applicant Information
This morning, the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in NY State Rifle and Pistol Association (NYSRPA), et al. v. Corlett, et al, limited to the issue of "[w]hether the State's denial of petitioners' applications for concealed-carry licenses for self-defense violated the Second Amendment." This will be an extremely interesting issue to watch, especially given the … Continue reading US Supreme Court Agrees to Hear NY State Rifle and Pistol Association, et al v. Corlett, et al.
As one of the attorneys involved in Firearm Policy Coalition's (FPC) Fetsurka, et al v. City of Philadelphia, et al, litigation in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, I am honored to announce a settlement - entered into by the City of Philadelphia and approved by District Court Judge Michael Baylson - regarding … Continue reading Groundbreaking Settlement with the City of Philadelphia in Relation to License to Carry Firearm Delays
There is a post going around social media that I believe warrants discussion. The post, started by an unknown author, goes: Can you tell me if this sounds abusive? posting for a friend.... My friend's husband won’t let her visit any friends or family. He has made her stop all contact with them unless it’s … Continue reading Does This Sound Abusive? If So, Wake Up, America!
I am extremely disappointed and surprised to announce that this morning, the U.S. Supreme Court denied certiorari in three Second Amendment as-applied challenges. The cases were Holloway v. AG Garland, et al., docket no. 20-782 (regarding whether a single, isolated DUI, involving no property damage or harm to any person can strip someone of their … Continue reading U.S. Supreme Court Denies Review of Three Second Amendment As-Applied Challenges
With the upcoming primary election on May 18th and many individuals inquiring of who I am supporting, I am announcing my unconditional and unequivocal support of current President Judge Kevin Brobson of the Commonwealth Court. While many of you know that I would only ever support a strict constructionist/originalist, some of you may wonder why … Continue reading Judge Kevin Brobson for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court
We are proud to announce that Firearms Industry Consulting Group (FICG)® (FICG®) and Shooters Gauntlet, LLC will be hosting our 6th annual Next EVOLUTION machinegun shoot at the Shooters Gauntlet on June 5-6, 2021, in celebration of the 2nd Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and Article 1, Section 21 of the PA Constitution. During the … Continue reading 6th Annual FICG/Shooters Gauntlet Next EVOLUTION Machine Gun Shoot!
In a decision that went virtually unnoticed during the high point of COVID-19, in July of 2020, the PA Supreme Court issued a decision in Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Darren Montgomery, 234 A.3d 523 (PA 2020), holding that sometimes a visible firearm is a concealed firearm. Say what?!?! As I'm sure you're wondering, when does … Continue reading Say What?!?! PA Supreme Court Holds that Carrying a Concealed Firearm Sometimes Includes Carrying a Visible Firearm
We just became aware of a nationwide scam, acknowledged by Permitium, which targets License to Carry Firearms ("LTCF") and Concealed Carry or Weapon Permit (CCP / CWP) holders alerting them that their permit must either be renewed or changed. This is a SCAM. We have a client who received this exact notice, who was not … Continue reading Permitium License to Carry/Concealed Carry Permit SCAM