Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Backs Down, Declares Gun Dealers Are Life-Sustaining

In an updated list of Life Sustaining Businesses published at 2:30 PM on March 24, 2020, Pennsylvania Governor Wolf has declared that Federal Firearm Licensees, currently referred to as gun dealers, constitute life-sustaining businesses, due to the concurring and dissenting opinion of Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice David Wecht, joined by Justices Donohue and Dougherty in … Continue reading Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Backs Down, Declares Gun Dealers Are Life-Sustaining

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

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

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”

City of Philadelphia ENJOINED from enforcing lost and stolen firearm ordinance

Due to the steadfast support of Firearm Owners Against Crime (FOAC) and Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC), Chief Counsel Joshua Prince of the Firearms Industry Consulting Group (FICG) was successful, pursuant to an Order issued on January 9, 2020, in enjoining the enforcement of the City of Philadelphia's lost and stolen firearm ordinance, until a final … Continue reading City of Philadelphia ENJOINED from enforcing lost and stolen firearm ordinance

Pennsylvania State Police Releases Form for Purchase of “Partially-Manufactured Frame or Receiver for a Pistol or Rifle”

Today, we became aware that on or about January 9, 2020, a letter sent out by the Pennsylvania State Police ("PSP") to Federal Firearms Licensees ("FFLs") that pursuant to what it refers to as "the Pennsylvania Attorney General's binding opinion", the PSP has promulgated an "Application for Purchase (Partially-Manufactured Frame or Receiver for a Pistol … Continue reading Pennsylvania State Police Releases Form for Purchase of “Partially-Manufactured Frame or Receiver for a Pistol or Rifle”

Year in Review: Major Pennsylvania and Federal Firearms Law Cases of 2019

As the year is coming to a close, we thought it important to document some of the monumental court decisions and issues that Firearms Industry Consulting Group® (FICG®), a division of Civil Rights Defense Firm, P.C., was involved in or obtained in 2018. Commonwealth v. Hicks - the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, in a 53 page … Continue reading Year in Review: Major Pennsylvania and Federal Firearms Law Cases of 2019

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, in Violation of the Law, Classifies 80% Lowers as “Firearms”

Today, in a press release entitled " AG Shapiro, Gov. Wolf: 80% Receivers Are Firearms" Pennsylvania Attorney General issued an opinion letter regarding, putatively whether 80% lowers (which have no legal definition or meaning) are firearms for purposes of some, but not all, provisions of the Pennsylvania Uniform Firearms Act ("UFA"). While acknowledging that "there … Continue reading Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, in Violation of the Law, Classifies 80% Lowers as “Firearms”

US Supreme Court Denies Pennsylvania’s Appeal Regarding Whether Display of a Firearm Constitutes Reasonable Suspicion of Criminal Activity

As our viewers are aware, Chief Counsel Joshua Prince drafted an Amicus Brief in Commonwealth v. Hicks on behalf of Members of the Pennsylvania General Assembly, Firearm Owners Against Crime (“FOAC”) and Firearms Policy Coalition (“FPC”), resulting in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issuing a monumental decision on May 31, 2019, wherein it held, pursuant to … Continue reading US Supreme Court Denies Pennsylvania’s Appeal Regarding Whether Display of a Firearm Constitutes Reasonable Suspicion of Criminal Activity