I cannot emphasize enough just how important the upcoming election on November 2, 2021 is in relation to our constitutional rights, given the appellate judicial candidates that will be on the statewide ballots. If you care at all about our Country and the state of Pennsylvania, please take the time to not only read this … Continue reading Constitutional Rights, Including the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, in the CROSSHAIRS this Upcoming Election!
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Governor Wolf and Pittsburgh City Council Conspire With Anti-Gun Organizations to Violate the Law and PA Constitution
Yesterday, Governor Wolf and members of the Pittsburgh City Council held a press conference, joined by anti-gun organizations, including Moms Demand Action and CeaseFirePA, where they proposed new anti-gun ordinances, which they even acknowledged are precluded by state law but undaunted by the illegality of such proposals, were going to enact them anyway, in a … Continue reading Governor Wolf and Pittsburgh City Council Conspire With Anti-Gun Organizations to Violate the Law and PA Constitution
Violating Pennsylvania’s Human Relations Act by Denying Sales of Firearms and Ammunition to Those Under 21 Years of Age?
Recently, numerous companies, including Dicks, Walmart, and even Pennsylvania-based Dunkelberger's Sports Outfitters, started refusing to sell rifles and shotguns to individuals between the ages of 18 and 21, seemingly in violation of Pennsylvania's Human Relations Act. Before addressing PA's Human Relations Act, let's review Pennsylvania's constitutional provisions. First and foremost, Article 1, Section 1 - Inherent rights … Continue reading Violating Pennsylvania’s Human Relations Act by Denying Sales of Firearms and Ammunition to Those Under 21 Years of Age?
District Attorney Stedman Issues Firearm Preemption Letter
Today, I obtained a copy of a letter that Lancaster County District Attorney Craig Stedman issued regarding unlawful ordinances in violation of Pennsylvania's preemption statute, which was sent to all the police departments in Lancaster County, as a result of my recent success in Firearm Owners Against Crime (FOAC) v. Lower Merion Township. As our … Continue reading District Attorney Stedman Issues Firearm Preemption Letter
Commonwealth Court – Circumstantial Evidence of a Commitment is Sufficient to Strip an Individual of His/Her 2nd Amendment Rights
Yesterday, the Commonwealth Court issued a decision in PSP v. Slaughter, 858 C.D. 2015, where the court held that the Pennsylvania State Police ("PSP") can meet its burden, through circumstantial evidence, establishing that an individual is a prohibited from purchasing and possessing firearms due a putative involuntary commitment. While the factual background for this case … Continue reading Commonwealth Court – Circumstantial Evidence of a Commitment is Sufficient to Strip an Individual of His/Her 2nd Amendment Rights
It’s Legal To Carry a Firearm, While Voting!
While I have blogged on the topic extensively, many residents of Pennsylvania are unaware of their right to carry a firearm while voting, unless their polling location is located at a place which prohibited under state law. Accordingly, I did a short video on the right to carry a firearm, while voting. For those interested … Continue reading It’s Legal To Carry a Firearm, While Voting!
The Inalienable Right to Stand Your Ground
We are extremely proud to announce the publication of Chief Counsel Joshua Prince and attorney Allen Thompson's article - The Inalienable Right to Stand Your Ground - in Volume 27, Issue 1, of the St. Thomas Law Review. You can find a copy here. Please join us in congratulating them in this monumental endeavor and … Continue reading The Inalienable Right to Stand Your Ground
Lower Merion Township’s Preliminary Objections in Relation to its Unlawful Firearm Ordinance are DENIED
Today, the Honorable Steven Tolliver of the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas issued a decision and order denying Lower Merion Township's Preliminary Objections requesting that the complaint filed by Firearm Owners Against Crime (FOAC) and other plaintiffs be dismissed. In so ruling, Judge Tolliver not only found that the individual plaintiffs sufficiently averred standing … Continue reading Lower Merion Township’s Preliminary Objections in Relation to its Unlawful Firearm Ordinance are DENIED
Cambria County to Return 306 Guns to Resident at NO Cost , After Final PFA Dismissed and Temporary PFA Vacated
As some of our viewers are aware, in March of this year, a Cambria County man and collector of firearms had 306 of his firearms confiscated by the Cambria County Sheriff as a result of a temporary Protection for Abuse Act (PFA) Order. (His name is not being disclosed due to the nature of the … Continue reading Cambria County to Return 306 Guns to Resident at NO Cost , After Final PFA Dismissed and Temporary PFA Vacated
Pennsylvania Second Amendment Action Day – May 12, 2015!
The 10th Annual Pennsylvania Second Amendment Action Day is scheduled for May 12, 2015 at the State Capitol Steps in Harrisburg, PA. With notable speakers such as Sheriff Richard Mack (who sued the U.S. Government and won in relation to a gun control measure) and State Representative Daryl Metcalfe, it is guaranteed to be phenomenal … Continue reading Pennsylvania Second Amendment Action Day – May 12, 2015!