Today, Chief Counsel Joshua Prince, assisted by Attorney Dillon Harris, secured a monumental 31 page decision from the Commonwealth Court, en banc (meaning before the entire Court), written by Judge Patricia McCullough, in Firearm Owners Against Crime (FOAC), et al., v. City of Pittsburgh, et al. in relation to Pittsburgh’s illegal firearm ordinances, which Chief … Continue reading MONUMENTAL DECISION – Pittsburgh’s Firearm Ordinances Ruled Unlawful For A Second Time
After the hearing occurring on May 12, 2022 in Firearms Owners Against Crime – Institute for Legal, Legislative, and Educational Action (FOAC-ILLEA), et al v. PSP Commissioner Evanchick, 218 MD 2022, and Commonwealth Court Judge McCullough ordering the Parties to submit additional briefing by 5PM on Monday, FOAC-ILLEA submitted its Post-Hearing Memorandum detailing the testimony … Continue reading FOAC-ILLEA Seeks a Writ of Mandamus, Declaratory and Permanent Injunctive Relief Against the PSP for PICS Delays
We are proud to announce that Firearms Industry Consulting Group (FICG)® (FICG®) and Shooters Gauntlet, LLC will be hosting our 7th annual Next EVOLUTION machinegun shoot at the Shooters Gauntlet on June 4-5, 2022, in celebration of the 2nd Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and Article 1, Section 21 of the PA Constitution. During the … Continue reading 7th Annual FICG/Shooters Gauntlet Next EVOLUTION Machine Gun Shoot!
Yesterday, during our hearing for a preliminary injunction against the Pennsylvania State Police in relation to the substantial delays in its responses to background check determinations (i.e. approvals/denials) in Firearms Owners Against Crime – Institute for Legal, Legislative, and Educational Action (FOAC-ILLEA), et al v. PSP Commissioner Evanchick, 218 MD 2022, Lieutenant Shandra Keeler, Director … Continue reading Pennsylvania State Police Testifies That It Misleads the PA General Assembly In Annual Firearms Report Regarding Background Check Delays And More…
Today, Chief Counsel Joshua Prince, assisted by Attorney Dillon Harris, secured a monumental decision by the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court, wherein the Court enjoined Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner Evanchick and the Pennsylvania State Police from enforcing their unlawful policy contending that a conviction for simple assault was prohibiting for Act 235 certification. First, in dismissing PSP … Continue reading MONUMENTAL Decision – Pennsylvania STate Police ENJOINED From Enforcing Aspects of Act 235 – PA’s Lethal Weapons Act
PA House Bill 2275 was recently introduced and is today and tomorrow being considered for a second and third time by the House for passage. While it initially seems laudable with a title of "Cracking Down on Illegal Gun Use in Philadelphia," what is lost on many is several important aspects and why it should … Continue reading Tell Your PA Representative To Vote AGAINST HB 2275
On Friday, Chief Counsel Joshua Prince and attorney Dillon Harris of the Firearms Industry Consulting Group (FICG) filed a lawsuit against Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) Commissioner Robert Evanchick on behalf of Firearms Owners Against Crime – Institute for Legal, Legislative, and Educational Action (FOAC-ILLEA) and several Federal Firearm Licensees (FFLs) and individuals in Pennsylvania, in … Continue reading Pennsylvania State Police Sued Over Substantial Delays for Firearm BackGround Check Determinations And Disenfranchisement of Second Amendment Rights
On Saturday, April 23, 2022, from 10am – 2pm, Chief Counsel Joshua Prince, Attorney Eric Winter, and Attorney Dillon Harris of Firearms Industry Consulting Group® (FICG®), a division of Civil Rights Defense Firm, P.C., in conjunction with Trop Gun Shop, will offer a four (4) hour seminar on state and federal firearms law at their … Continue reading Firearms Law Seminar – April 23, 2022 at Trop Gun Shop
Today, Chief Counsel Joshua Prince filed an Answer in response to the City of Philadelphia's Petition for Allowance of Appeal to the PA Supreme Court and numerous, liberal Amici submissions relating to the Commonwealth Court's decision striking down (for a second time) the City of Philadelphia's lost and stolen firearm ordinance. As our viewers are … Continue reading Philadelphia, Liberal Municipalities, and Elected Representatives Are, Once Again, Trying to Invalidate PA’s Firearm Preemption
As many in the Firearms Community are aware, yesterday, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) issued a somewhat vague Open Letter to all Federal Firearm Licensees (FFLs), dated March 22, 2022, declaring that it considers some - without specification - forced reset triggers (FRTs) to be machineguns. (Who didn't see this coming … Continue reading Only Surrender Your Forced Reset Trigger (FRT) to ATF Under Protest!