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Press Release: Second Mental Health As-Applied Challenge Success

We are extremely proud to announce that Chief Counsel Joshua Prince was successful in a second Second Amendment as-applied challenge in relation to a prior mental health commitment.

As our viewers are likely aware from Attorney Prince’s blog article Monumental Decision from the Middle District Court of Pennsylvania Regarding Mental Health Commitments and the Second Amendment, approximately three months ago, Attorney Prince was successful in obtaining relief for Mr. Yox, who had previously been involuntarily committed as a juvenile but later went on to honorably serve in our Armed Forces and later as a state correctional officer. Under federal law, Mr. Yox was permitted to possess a firearm and ammunition in his official capacity as a law enforcement officer, but was precluded from possessing a firearm and ammunition in his private capacity. In fact, in providing relief to Mr. Yox, the court declared:

Indeed, Mr. Yox provides the perfect test case to challenge § 922(g)(4), as the illogical contradiction of being able to possess firearms in his professional capacities but not being able to possess a firearm for protection in his own home puts in relief a factual scenario where an as-applied Second Amendment challenge to this statute may succeed.

Indeed, if Mr. Yox were not to succeed on his as-applied challenge, we cannot imagine that there exists any person who could.

Unfortunately, the court had previously dismissed his co-plaintiff’s (Mr. Keyes’) identical arguments on the basis that the Pennsylvania Superior Court had already considered his Second Amendment challenge and found against him in In re Keyes. After rendering its decision on Plaintiff Yox’s claims, Mr. Keyes filed a request for the court to reconsider its prior ruling and arguing that it would be a manifest injustice if the court were deny him relief based on the faulty decision of the Pennsylvania Superior Court.

Yesterday, Judge John E. Jones, III. overturned his prior holding finding that Mr. Keyes’ Second Amendment as-applied claim was barred and declared that Mr. Keyes “is in a materially identical situation” to Mr. Yox and that denying Keyes, while granting relief to Mr. Yox, would seem to constitute an “inequitable administration of the law” and “manifest injustice.”Judge Jones specifically declared in finding that the Pennsylvania Superior Court incorrectly analyzed his prior Second Amendment challenge:

The result is that Keyes is left behind while his co-Plaintiff receives full relief simply because Keyes pursued his Second Amendment claims in what turned out to be the wrong court. He is left with no recourse to receive vindication of his constitutional right to bear arms, even though this Court has, for all material purposes, made clear that his claim has full merit. This is a grossly unfair and inequitable result.

Judge Jones went on to state that “[w]e would be hard pressed to think of a better example of an inequitable administration of the laws, and it is a circumstance that cries out to be rectified.”

Please join us in congratulating Attorney Prince for this monumental victory, as well as, Judge Jones for ensuring that for every wrong committed, the court has the power to correct it. It is extremely refreshing to see a judge who is willing to reconsider his or her own prior holdings and decisions to ensure that justice prevails.


Filed under ATF, Firearms Law

FICG Files Comment in Opposition to ATF 29P on Behalf of Dead Air Armament

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The Firearms Industry Consulting Group, a division of Prince Law Offices, P.C.,  is pleased to announce that it was retained by Dead Air Armament (“Dead Air”) to prepare a detailed filing in opposition to ATF’s Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“ANPR”) 29P.  Dead Air has combined the brains and passion of both Mike Pappas and Gary Hughes to bring to the market some of the most innovative and anticipated silencers of the past year.

Because there is a delay in the posting of newly filed comments on, a copy is available for your viewing here.

An inspection of the docket this morning showed that no other silencer companies have filed a comment in opposition to this ANPR, making Dead Air the first in the silencer industry to take charge in the fight to prevent additional, unnecessary regulations.


Filed under ATF, Firearms Law, Uncategorized

PRESS RELEASE: Attorney Adam Kraut to Run for NRA Board of Directors

It is with distinct honor and privilege that we announce that Firearms Industry Consulting Group® (FICG®) Attorney Adam Kraut is running for the NRA Board of Directors.

For those who don’t know Adam, he’s an ardent and steadfast defender of the Second Amendment and Article 1, Section 21 in both of his careers. Whether he is acting as general manager of King Shooter Supply in King of Prussia or actively defending the Second Amendment in state or federal court, Adam is the next generation of Second Amendment Advocates that we need to install in the NRA. As Adam declared,

Some days of the week I spend arming the free world and other days I fight back against unconstitutional laws and regulations from behind a desk or educating my fellow citizens at firearms law seminars.

But this barely scratches the surface as to Adam’s background, knowledge and experience, both in and out of a courtroom. As declared by Chief Counsel Joshua Prince, who was recently awarded the Defender of Justice Award and is an NRA Benefactor who is being inducted into the Charleston Heston Society and Golden Ring of Freedom,

I cannot think of another individual that I would rather have at the helm of the NRA representing me nor a better litigator and defender of justice than Adam. Having litigated cases with Adam, I know he has the skill and, if necessary, the tenacity to ensure that ALL firearm rights are protected. Adam will bring with him, as the next generation of Second Amendment Advocates, the understanding and steadfast devotion to preserving the inalienable right of the people to keep and bear arms, including those currently within the purview of the National Firearms Act (NFA). If you are an NFA collector, such as myself, you know your rights will be protected by Adam.

But if you aren’t satisfied with Chief Counsel Prince’s endorsement, just look to Adam’s website, where he has more than two dozen endorsements from leading Firearm Industry members and provides further background on himself and his accomplishments. From Rockwell Tactical, to John Hollister (formerly of AAC), to Patton Media and Consulting, the Firearms Industry supports Adam!

However, Adam cannot do it without YOUR support. We are asking that any NRA member who is either (1) a life member or (2) a member for the past 5 years, sign his petition. He needs 250 signatures to be placed on the ballot and we fully anticipate, knowing Adam, that he’ll end up with several thousand signatures. As we’ve heard that he doesn’t get enough email at the office, please make sure to request his petition (as each request is another email for him) and send him back an executed copy…we don’t want him thinking that the legal profession is just an 80 hr work week!

You can find out further information about Adam and how to sign his petition on his website: and his Facebook page.

We sincerely hope that you will take the time to support a TRUE Second Amendment advocate.


Filed under Firearms Law, News & Events

FICG Files Comment in Opposition to ATF’s Proposed Changes to the 4473 Form

Today, Attorney Adam Kraut and Chief Counsel Joshua Prince of Firearms Industry Consulting Group® (“FICG®“), a division of Prince Law Offices, P.C., filed a Comment in Opposition to numerous changes that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives proposed to the 4473 Form.

FICG® raised a plethora of issues, including that ATF is the incorrect federal administrative agency for determinations of prohibition under 18 U.S.C. 922(g), that ATF cannot redefine a “fugitive from justice” in these proceedings, and issues relating to the certification statement. FICG® also requested that ATF revise the 4473 Form, consistent with the ATF Form 1 and Form 4, whereby it would include fields for fictitious entities, instead of requiring FFLs to draft and attach a fictitious entity form as required by 27 C.F.R. 478.124(g), for which, ATF provides no sample form.

Cannabis Industry Law Group (“CILG”), a division of Civil Rights Defense Firm, P.C., also filed a Comment in Opposition raising issue that 27 C.F.R. 478.11 already acknowledges that the use of physician prescribed controlled substances does not result in a prohibition, as well as that ATF is the incorrect federal administrative agency for determinations of prohibition under 18 U.S.C. 922(g). CILG’s stated purpose is to “protect, defend and assert the legal rights of businesses, professionals and individuals to operate lawful cannabis-related businesses and professions and to use cannabis medication without discrimination.”

It will be interesting to see how ATF responds to these and any other comments submitted.


Filed under ATF, Firearms Law, News & Events

Press Release: Chief Counsel Joshua Prince Awarded NRA Defender of Freedom Award

It is with distinct honor and privilege that we announce that Chief Counsel Joshua Prince has been awarded the National Rifle Association (NRA) 2016 Defender of Freedom Award. Recognizing his “outstanding leadership and conspicuous achievement in defend of liberty and the preservation of the Right to Keep and Bear Arms for all law-abiding citizen of the United States of America,” Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre bestowed this great honor on Joshua.



Please join us in congratulating Joshua in this monumental achievement.


Filed under Firearms Law, News & Events

Changes to CDL Applicants and Renewals

Effective December 21, all new Commercial Drivers License (CDL) applicants and current holders required to renew or make any changes or upgrades to their CDL will need to appear at a PennDOT Driver License Center in person.

The new Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration final rules require license holders to prove citizenship or legal presence in the form of a birth certificate, passport, naturalization documents or current immigration documents in-person.

The requirement to prove citizenship or legal presence for permanent residents and citizens will only need to be done once as a notation will be made on the customer’s record confirming the verification was made and the date it was made.

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Bechtelsville, PA.— Firearms Industry Consulting Group® (FICG®), a division of Prince Law Offices, P.C., has started in order to draw awareness to the seeming imminence of ATF’s implementation of ATF 41P and to raise money to fund litigation seeking to overturn any final rule promulgated by ATF.

FICG® spearheaded the opposition to ATF 41P during the rule making process. FICG® first declared September 3, 2013 as NFA Day of Reckoning which was a success. Shortly thereafter, Americans Opposed to ATF 41P was started.

Two comments were filed by FICG® during the rule making process. FICG’s® initial comment was the largest and most comprehensive in the docket, exceeding 500 pages. The supplemental comment was an additional 60+ pages. Attorney David Goldman of retained FICG® to draft a comment to be filed on his behalf. During the comment period, FICG® published almost three dozen blog articles on ATF 41P, the comment period, and ATF’s actions post-comment period.

ATF 41P’s proposed rule sought to designate any person who could control a legal entity (trust, corporation, LLC, partnership, etc.) as a responsible person and those responsible persons would be required to submit fingerprints, photographs, and obtain the Chief Law Enforcement Officer (CLEO) signature with any application submitted to the National Firearms Act (NFA) Branch. As many CLEOs refuse to sign applications, even with state legislatures passing “shall sign” legislation, ATF 41Ps implementation, if consistent with the proposed rule, would result in a de facto ban on NFA firearms for individuals in those areas.

Litigating a case against the United States Government is complex and requires competent counsel, who are versed in Administrative Law. FICG’s® attorneys dedicate, concentrate and focus their practice around the Second Amendment. Additionally, Attorney Tom Odom worked for ten years in the District of Columbia handling administrative and regulatory matters, until becoming a Law Professor, where he taught Administrative and Constitutional Law and published three books on federal constitutional law.

FICG® is currently reaching out to industry members to help bring the fight to ATF.

Will you join with us to bring the Fight to ATF? Together, we can show ATF that we will not tolerate its overreach and violations of the U.S. Constitution and Administrative Law.

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Filed under ATF, Firearms Law, Gun Trusts