FICG Files Letter on Behalf of ACSL and FOAC in Response to Pittsburgh’s Proposed Illegal Firearm Ordinances

Today, in advance of Pittsburgh City Council's December 18th meeting to formally announce its illegal firearm proposals, Firearms Industry Consulting Group® (FICG®), a division of Civil Rights Defense Firm, P.C., on behalf of its clients, Allegheny County Sportsmen's League and Firearm Owners Against Crime (FOAC), filed a letter in opposition to the proposals; wherein, Chief … Continue reading FICG Files Letter on Behalf of ACSL and FOAC in Response to Pittsburgh’s Proposed Illegal Firearm Ordinances

Strattanville Borough Declines To Move Forward With Firearm Discharge Ordinance

As our viewers are aware, we previously blogged about Strattanville Borough's proposal to enact a firearm discharge ordinance, which resulted in Firearm Industry Consulting Group® (FICG®), a division of Civil Rights Defense Firm, P.C., submitting a letter written in opposition on behalf of Firearm Owners Against Crime (FOAC) by Chief Counsel Joshua Prince. Last night, … Continue reading Strattanville Borough Declines To Move Forward With Firearm Discharge Ordinance

PA Supreme Court Denies Lower Merion Township’s Petition for Allocatur Involving Its Illegal Firearm Regulations

As our viewers are aware from my prior article on January 27, 2017, after the the Commonwealth Court issued its decision in Firearm Owners Against Crime (FOAC), et al. v. Lower Merion Township, where it held that Lower Merion Township’s preclusion of firearms and discharge in township parks was unlawful, Lower Merion Township filed a … Continue reading PA Supreme Court Denies Lower Merion Township’s Petition for Allocatur Involving Its Illegal Firearm Regulations

Lower Merion Township Petitions for Allowance to Appeal in Firearm Preemption Case

As our readers are aware, on December 16, 2016, the Commonwealth Court issued its decision in Firearm Owners Against Crime (FOAC), et al. v. Lower Merion Township, where it held that Lower Merion Township's preclusion of firearms in township parks was unlawful. On Friday, January 13, 2017, Lower Merion Township filed a Petition for Allowance … Continue reading Lower Merion Township Petitions for Allowance to Appeal in Firearm Preemption Case

Allentown RTKL Response to Illegal Firearm Regulation Proposals

As many of our viewers are aware, I frequently submit Right to Know Law (RTKL) requests to municipalities in relation to firearms law matters. After the City of Allentown noticed its intent to propose and adopt new firearm ordinances, in violation of 18 Pa.C.S. § 6120, I filed a RTKL Request seeking information relative to … Continue reading Allentown RTKL Response to Illegal Firearm Regulation Proposals

Appeal Filed with the PA Supreme Court in Leach v. Commonwealth

On July 20, 2015, the Commonwealth filed a Notice of Appeal with the Commonwealth Court in relation to its decision in Leach, et al. v. Commonwealth, et al., 585 M.D. 2014, regarding the constitutionality of Act 192, which, inter alia, provided for attorney fees and costs, when a municipality violates 18 Pa.C.S. 6120. Today, the … Continue reading Appeal Filed with the PA Supreme Court in Leach v. Commonwealth

Lower Merion Township – Taxpayers on the Hook for Legal Expenses related to Illegal Firearms Ordinance

As our viewers are aware, we filed suit against Lower Merion Township regarding its illegal firearm ordinance on March 20, 2015 and its request for a Stay was denied on May 14, 2015. In litigating this matter, on April 30, 2015, I filed a Right to Know Law (RTKL) request seeking documents in the Township's … Continue reading Lower Merion Township – Taxpayers on the Hook for Legal Expenses related to Illegal Firearms Ordinance

Is the City of Harrisburg Attempting to Solicit People to Conspire to Violate the Law?

Recently, the City of Harrisburg announced that it was accepting donations to support its fight against several lawsuits, including ours, in relation to its illegal and unlawful firearm ordinances. However, it appears that the City's solicitor didn't think through this request in relation to Pennsylvania's Crimes Code. Let's start with the underlying statute that prohibits … Continue reading Is the City of Harrisburg Attempting to Solicit People to Conspire to Violate the Law?

Municipalities Repealing Unlawful Ordinances

As many of our viewers are aware, I have sent 6+ page letters to numerous (over 90) municipalities regarding their unlawful firearm ordinances and the looming effective date of Act 192. I am going to attempt to keep this blog article updated on the status of those municipal ordinances, where the municipality has taken or … Continue reading Municipalities Repealing Unlawful Ordinances

HB 80 Signed by Governor Corbett

Yesterday, Governor Corbett signed HB 80, which amended 18 Pa.C.S. § 6120, our firearm preemption statute, in several keys ways. Section (A.2) now provides: A person adversely affected by an ordinance, a resolution, regulation, rule, practice or any other action promulgated or enforced by a county, municipality or township prohibited under subsection (a) or 53 … Continue reading HB 80 Signed by Governor Corbett