The Pennsylvania General Assembly Can End the State of Emergency, At Any Time!

As many of our readers are extremely frustrated with Governor Wolf's Order of Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Regarding the Closure of All Businesses that are not Life Sustaining, and incorporated List of Life Sustaining Businesses, of March 19, 2020, it is important to know, while we await the Pennsylvania Supreme Court's decision, that … Continue reading The Pennsylvania General Assembly Can End the State of Emergency, At Any Time!

Emergency, Ex Parte Injunction Sought Against Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Regarding COVID-19 Order

Today, Chief Counsel Joshua Prince of the Civil Rights Defense Firm, P.C. and Attorney Adam Kraut filed an Emergency, Ex Parte Application for Extraordinary Relief Pursuant to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court's King's Bench Jurisdiction. The Application seeks a preliminary injunction from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, enjoining Governor Wolf and those acting in concert with him … Continue reading Emergency, Ex Parte Injunction Sought Against Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Regarding COVID-19 Order

Some Pennsylvania Sheriffs Violating the Law and Their Oath by Refusing to Process License to Carry Firearm Applications and Subjecting Individuals to Potential Prosecution

Recently, due to COVID-19, a number of Pennsylvania Sheriff Departments, in violation of the law and their oaths, have notified residents that they will no longer process license to carry firearm (LTCF) applications, including renewals; thereby, preventing individuals who do not have an LTCF from being able to defend themselves in a time of need … Continue reading Some Pennsylvania Sheriffs Violating the Law and Their Oath by Refusing to Process License to Carry Firearm Applications and Subjecting Individuals to Potential Prosecution

Insurance Medical Exams and Workers’ Compensation

by Karl Voigt When you have been injured at work, you and your treating physician make the important decisions. Both of you weigh treatment options and decide the best course of care. However, the workers' compensation insurance company has a statutory right to get opinions from a third-party doctor in what they call an "independent … Continue reading Insurance Medical Exams and Workers’ Compensation

Governor Wolf Can Neither Shutdown Private Business Nor Confiscate Firearms and Ammunition

Since Governor Wolf's virtual press conference on March 16, 2020, there has been a lot of confusion about what, exactly, "nonessential" business are, whether he could shut them down, and speculation on whether he might seek to seize firearms and ammunition. During the press conference, he declared that "effective at midnight all nonessential stores are … Continue reading Governor Wolf Can Neither Shutdown Private Business Nor Confiscate Firearms and Ammunition

COVID-19 Update: Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation

by Karl Voigt In accord with the executive order issued by Governor Wolf last week, the Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Bureau has in essence shut down its operations in eastern and central Pennsylvania. Most hearings and mediations scheduled to take place between now and March 27, 2020 have been canceled. These events will be rescheduled at … Continue reading COVID-19 Update: Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation

5th Annual FICG/Shooters Gauntlet Next EVOLUTION Machine Gun Shoot!

We are proud to announce that Firearms Industry Consulting Group (FICG)® (FICG®) and Shooters Gauntlet, LLC will be hosting our 5th annual Next EVOLUTION machinegun shoot at the Shooters Gauntlet on June 6-7, 2020, in celebration of the 2nd Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and Article 1, Section 21 of the PA Constitution. During the … Continue reading 5th Annual FICG/Shooters Gauntlet Next EVOLUTION Machine Gun Shoot!

Injunction GRANTED against Pennsylvania State Police’s Policy relating to “Partially-Manufactured Frames and Receivers”

Today, Chief Counsel Joshua Prince of the Firearms Industry Consulting Group and Attorney Adam Kraut, Director of Legal Strategy at Firearms Policy Coalition, were successful in the case of Landmark Firearms, LLC, et al. v. Evanchick, 694 M.D. 2019, in obtaining an injunction against the Pennsylvania State Police's implementation and enforcement of its "policy" regarding … Continue reading Injunction GRANTED against Pennsylvania State Police’s Policy relating to “Partially-Manufactured Frames and Receivers”

PA Firearms Law Seminar – March 7, 2020 with Lodestone Training and Consulting

On Saturday, March 7, 2020, from 10am – 2pm,  Chief Counsel Joshua Prince of Firearms Industry Consulting Group® (FICG®), a division of Civil Rights Defense Firm, P.C., and Attorney Eric Winter in conjunction with Lodestone Training and Consulting, will offer a four (4) hour seminar on state and federal firearms law at 1 S. Wilson … Continue reading PA Firearms Law Seminar – March 7, 2020 with Lodestone Training and Consulting

Another Pro-4th Amendment Decision from the PA Supreme Court!

Yesterday, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued its decision in Commonwealth v. Cost, 2020 WL 354975 (39 EAP 2018), which involved "whether a seizure has occurred during a police-citizen encounter [as a result] of an officer’s retention of an individual’s identification card. The question distills to whether a reasonable person would feel free to ignore the … Continue reading Another Pro-4th Amendment Decision from the PA Supreme Court!