City of Pittsburgh Schedules Public Hearing In Relation To Illegal Firearm Proposals – What YOU Need To Know

In ardent defiance of Article 1, Section 21 of the Pennsylvania Constitution and 18 Pa.C.S. §§ 5301, 6120, the City of Pittsburgh has scheduled a public hearing on January 24, 2019 at 6 PM in relation to its illegal firearm proposals. Background Prior to the formal announcement of these unlawful proposals, on December 17, 2018, … Continue reading City of Pittsburgh Schedules Public Hearing In Relation To Illegal Firearm Proposals – What YOU Need To Know

FICG Files Letter on Behalf of ACSL and FOAC in Response to Pittsburgh’s Unlawful Signage Erected Before Second Amendment Rally

Today, in advance of the Second Amendment Rally in Pittsburgh scheduled for Monday, January 7th, 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 relation to the unlawful signage that has been … Continue reading FICG Files Letter on Behalf of ACSL and FOAC in Response to Pittsburgh’s Unlawful Signage Erected Before Second Amendment Rally

Year in Review: Major Pennsylvania and Federal Firearm Law Cases from 2018

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. Franklin v. Sessions, et al. – in a monumental federal case of … Continue reading Year in Review: Major Pennsylvania and Federal Firearm Law Cases from 2018

ATF Confirms That It Is Lawful For FFLs To Utilize “Ditto Marks” In Their A&D Records

On December 19, 2018, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) issued a responsive determination to me that it is lawful for a Federal Firearms Licensee (FFL) to utilize what are referred to as ditto marks (i.e. a set of quotation marks or " ") in their acquisition and disposition (A&D) record, after … Continue reading ATF Confirms That It Is Lawful For FFLs To Utilize “Ditto Marks” In Their A&D Records

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

Election Time – Carrying a Firearm While Voting – It’s Political Speech and It’s Lawful!

While I have blogged on the topic extensively, several individuals have requested that I write an article including all the pertinent information in one article, as 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 is prohibited under state … Continue reading Election Time – Carrying a Firearm While Voting – It’s Political Speech and It’s Lawful!

ATF Unhinged: Prosecutions Made Up Out of Whole Cloth – You Might Be Next…

Since the Law Vegas shooting and what some contend has been a takeover by Department of Justice (which in some contexts appears to be accurate), ATF has begun internally reversing prior determinations and making up new interpretations of law, in the absence of informing the Firearms Industry or the public of these reversals and/or new … Continue reading ATF Unhinged: Prosecutions Made Up Out of Whole Cloth – You Might Be Next…

$500k Settlement APPROVED Against Philadelphia Regarding Disclosure of Confidential License to Carry Firearms Information Through Postcards

I am proud to announce that today, Judge Linda Carpenter signed a Final Order approving the settlement that was reached with the City of Philadelphia in the matter of A.R., et al.,  v. City of Philadelphia, et al, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas docket no. 151201740, stemming from the City’s disclosure of confidential license to … Continue reading $500k Settlement APPROVED Against Philadelphia Regarding Disclosure of Confidential License to Carry Firearms Information Through Postcards

The Truth About HB 2060 That YOUR Representatives Don’t Want You To Know

Yesterday, the Pennsylvania Senate passed HB 2060 (Prime Sponsor Marguerite Quinn, Republican Bucks), after declining to amend it to address the plethora of constitutional and statutory issues with it, while certain Senate and House Members misled other Members of the General Assembly and the public regarding it. Although all Members of the General Assembly were … Continue reading The Truth About HB 2060 That YOUR Representatives Don’t Want You To Know

MONUMENTAL DECISION – Federal Court Rules It’s Unconstitutional to Strip Second Amendment Rights as a Result of a Second DUI

Today, Chief Counsel Joshua Prince and attorney Adam Kraut secured a major victory for Second Amendment jurisprudence in Holloway v. Sessions, et al., 1:17-CV-00081, where Chief Judge Christopher Connor of the Middle District of Pennsylvania ruled in a 21 page memorandum that it was unconstitutional as-applied to Mr. Holloway to preclude him in perpetuity from … Continue reading MONUMENTAL DECISION – Federal Court Rules It’s Unconstitutional to Strip Second Amendment Rights as a Result of a Second DUI