Removal of PA Character and Reputation Clause for an LTCF

Today, Representative Russ Diamond and 20 pro-Second Amendment/Article 1, Section 21 Representatives submitted a new bill, HB 918, which would remove the character and reputation / good cause provision of 18 Pa.C.S. 6109. Many issuing authorities, like Philadelphia and Monroe have utilized the character and reputation provision to prevent law-abiding individuals from obtaining an LTCF. … Continue reading Removal of PA Character and Reputation Clause for an LTCF

Delaware Backpedals on Concealed Carry Changes

The Delaware Attorney General's Office has changed the information which appears on its website in relation to the reciprocity agreements of concealed carry permits with other states. Earlier this week I wrote that Delaware had changed its reciprocity agreements. At the time, the verbiage on the website was very clear (that being all non-resident permits from the … Continue reading Delaware Backpedals on Concealed Carry Changes

Monumental Decision from Commonwealth Court on Confidentiality of License to Carry Firearms Applicant Information

On Friday, May 20th, 2016, the Commonwealth Court issued a monumental decision in John Doe, et al., v. Franklin County, et al., 1634 C.D. 2015, a case that I litigated, where it declared that the disclosure of license to carry firearms ("LTCF") applicant information to anyone other than law enforcement acting within the scope of … Continue reading Monumental Decision from Commonwealth Court on Confidentiality of License to Carry Firearms Applicant Information

Places in PA that Individuals are Prohibited from Carrying at or in, even with a License to Carry Firearms

The question frequently arises as to where an individual with a valid License to Carry Firearms (LTCF) may not carry his/her firearm. For purposes of this article, I will focus strictly on State law places and not the federal place that are prohibited. 1. Court Facilities – Pursuant to 18 Pa.C.S. 913 and individual may not carry … Continue reading Places in PA that Individuals are Prohibited from Carrying at or in, even with a License to Carry Firearms