Philadelphia Gun Permit Unit Staged Reopening To Start This Week!

On Wednesday, July 8th, the Philadelphia Gun Permit (GPU) will initiate its staged reopening for processing licenses to carry firearms ("LTCFs"), after having been shutdown since March due to COVID-19 concerns and restrictions. Starting on Wednesday, July 8th through July 15th, from 8:30am to 2pm, individuals can call 215-685-3661 or 215-685-3662 to schedule appointments for … Continue reading Philadelphia Gun Permit Unit Staged Reopening To Start This Week!

It Is Not Illegal in Pennsylvania to Wear a Mask While Carrying a Firearm

Although I was previously quoted in an article, FACT CHECK: Viral Image Claims It Is Illegal To Wear A Mask If You Have A Concealed Carry Permit In Pennsylvania, explaining that it is not illegal in Pennsylvania to wear a mask while conceal carrying a firearm, pursuant to a valid license to carry firearms, few … Continue reading It Is Not Illegal in Pennsylvania to Wear a Mask While Carrying a Firearm

Outdoor Shooting Ranges Can Officially Open in the Yellow Phase

This article was written by a 2020 graduate of Vermont Law School who is not yet licensed to practice law in the state of Pennsylvania and reviewed by Attorney Joshua Prince. The information below is presented for educational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. As I previously covered, the Governor's list … Continue reading Outdoor Shooting Ranges Can Officially Open in the Yellow Phase

How the Green Phase Guidance Affects Shooting Ranges

This article was written by a 2020 graduate of Vermont Law School who is not yet licensed to practice law in the state of Pennsylvania and reviewed by Attorney Joshua Prince. The information below is presented for educational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. Under the original stay-at-home order, the Red … Continue reading How the Green Phase Guidance Affects Shooting Ranges

What does the Red-Yellow-Green Phase System Mean for Shooting Ranges?

UPDATE: A new order became effective May 29th moving some counties to the Green Phase and providing additional guidance to businesses in those counties. Click here for an article specifically addressing the Green Phase. This article was written by a 2020 graduate of Vermont Law School who is not yet licensed in the state of … Continue reading What does the Red-Yellow-Green Phase System Mean for Shooting Ranges?

PA State Government Committee FAILS to Protect Inviolate Rights – HB 2440

Today, the Pennsylvania House Government Committee - instead of standing up for Pennsylvania citizens' inviolate rights by enacting an amendment that would have reasserted those rights - amended HB 2440 to putatively reopen sportsman clubs with an amendment that provides a whole host of issues. While I disagree that all sportsman clubs have been shuttered … Continue reading PA State Government Committee FAILS to Protect Inviolate Rights – HB 2440

URGENT – Contact Your Pennsylvania Representatives IMMEDIATELY Regarding SB 613 to Protect YOUR Firearm Rights

Tomorrow, the Pennsylvania House is expected to take up SB 613 which, in pertinent part, adds a COVID-19 Emergency Mitigation Plan For Businesses to The Administrative Code of 1929. As currently provided by SB 613, it would add a Section 2101-C, which declares: (A) GENERAL RULE.--NOTWITHSTANDING 35 PA.C.S. PART V (RELATING TO EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT SERVICES), … Continue reading URGENT – Contact Your Pennsylvania Representatives IMMEDIATELY Regarding SB 613 to Protect YOUR Firearm Rights

Unemployment Eligibility and COVID/Coronavirus Concerns

We just got notice that the Pennsylvania Unemployment Office is resuming hearings for unemployment claim challenges. For the moment, all unemployment hearings will be conducted with all parties appearing by telephone. As is their standard practice, all unemployment hearings are audio recorded. We’ve had several questions about unemployment eligibility in the past few weeks. The … Continue reading Unemployment Eligibility and COVID/Coronavirus Concerns

Pennsylvania Municipalities Enacting Unlawful Curfews

We recently became aware that several Pennsylvania Municipalities have imposed curfews due to coronavirus/COVID concerns. Upon initial review, the curfews are likely illegal. So far, we're aware of the following curfews: West Hazleton Borough: http://www.westhazletonboro.org/Pages/Home.aspx Hazleton: http://www.hazletoncity.org/Latest-news/emergency-proclamation-from-hazleton-mayor-jeff-cusat.html West York: https://westyorkpa.gov/ Freeland: https://www.freelandborough.org/ Hazle Township: http://www.hazletownship.com/ While we assume there are more municipalities that have enacted … Continue reading Pennsylvania Municipalities Enacting Unlawful Curfews

Abrupt Rule Change – Temporary Judicial Assignments to the PA Supreme Court – Has The Court Been Afflicted By COVID?

It is with a heavy heart that I write this article. Unbeknownst to me, on Thursday, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court abruptly issued an Order promulgating a change to Section 701 of the Pennsylvania Rules of Judicial Administration. This change adds section (c)(7) to the Rule providing for "Temporary Judicial Assignments to the Supreme Court. Requests … Continue reading Abrupt Rule Change – Temporary Judicial Assignments to the PA Supreme Court – Has The Court Been Afflicted By COVID?