MONUMENTAL DECISION – Commonwealth Court OVERRULES Prior Decision Regarding Standing to Bring a Challenge to an Unlawful Firearm Ordinance

In a monumental decision issued this morning and secured by Chief Counsel Joshua Prince of Firearms Industry Consulting Group, the Commonwealth Court, en banc, overruled its prior precedent and held that it was "untenable" to require a plaintiff to declare in a complaint that he/she has violated or been prosecuted for an enacted ordinance and … Continue reading MONUMENTAL DECISION – Commonwealth Court OVERRULES Prior Decision Regarding Standing to Bring a Challenge to an Unlawful Firearm Ordinance

Chief Counsel Joshua Prince to Testify Before Pennsylvania Senate

Chief Counsel Joshua Prince of the Firearms Industry Consulting Group® (FICG®), a division of Civil Rights Defense Firm, P.C., has been requested to testify before the Pennsylvania Senate Judiciary Committee on September 25, 2019, regarding mental/behavioral health, Second Amendment rights and other gun related issues. The hearings are scheduled to be held on September 24th … Continue reading Chief Counsel Joshua Prince to Testify Before Pennsylvania Senate

Commonwealth Appeals the Hicks Decision – Will SCOTUS Weigh-in on 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 Commonwealth Appeals the Hicks Decision – Will SCOTUS Weigh-in on Whether Display of a Firearm Constitutes Reasonable Suspicion of Criminal Activity?

Firearms Law Seminar – September 28, 2019 at Wicen’s Shooting Range

On Saturday, September 28, 2019, from 10am – 2pm,  Chief Counsel Joshua Prince of Firearms Industry Consulting Group® (FICG®), a division of Civil Rights Defense Firm, P.C., in conjunction with Wicen's Shooting Range, will offer a four (4) hour seminar on state and federal firearms law at their range located at 3179 Mozart Road Furlong, … Continue reading Firearms Law Seminar – September 28, 2019 at Wicen’s Shooting Range

MONUMENTAL DECISION – Second Federal Court Rules a Pennsylvania 302 Mental Health Commitment Insufficient to Trigger a Federal Firearms Disability

We are extremely proud to announce that today Chief Counsel Joshua Prince of the Firearms Industry Consulting Group was successful in having Federal District Court Judge Jeffrey Schmehl  of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania rule that an involuntary commitment under Section 302 of Pennsylvania’s Mental Health and Procedures Act (“MHPA”) is insufficient to trigger a … Continue reading MONUMENTAL DECISION – Second Federal Court Rules a Pennsylvania 302 Mental Health Commitment Insufficient to Trigger a Federal Firearms Disability

Firearms Industry Consulting Group’s Bi-Annual Machinegun Shoot – October 26, 2019!

Firearms Industry Consulting Group (FICG)®, a division of Civil Rights Defense Firm, P.C., will be hosting our sixteenth bi-annual machine gun shoot at Eastern Lancaster County Rod and Gun Club on October 26, 2019, in celebration of the 2nd Amendment of the US Constitution, and Article 1, Section 21 of the PA Constitution. Eastern Lancaster … Continue reading Firearms Industry Consulting Group’s Bi-Annual Machinegun Shoot – October 26, 2019!

PA Supreme Court – PSP Must Prove Firearm Moved in Interstate Commerce to Deny Individual under Federal Law

In a surprising and unanimous decision issued yesterday in Navarro v. Pennsylvania State Police, 72 MAP 2018, 2019 WL 3209478, at *1 (Pa. July 17, 2019) - continuing a line of decisions from the Court where it has breathed new life into constitutional rights - the Pennsylvania Supreme Court held that for the Pennsylvania State … Continue reading PA Supreme Court – PSP Must Prove Firearm Moved in Interstate Commerce to Deny Individual under Federal Law

Chief Counsel Joshua Prince Testifies Regarding the Effect of Utilizing Medical Marijuana on Second Amendment Rights

Today, Chief Counsel Joshua Prince of the Firearms Industry Consulting Group® (FICG®), a division of Civil Rights Defense Firm, P.C., testified before the Pennsylvania House Health and Judiciary Committees, in a joint committee hearing, regarding the effect of marijuana usage on Second Amendment rights. You can find a copy of Chief Counsel Prince's written testimony, … Continue reading Chief Counsel Joshua Prince Testifies Regarding the Effect of Utilizing Medical Marijuana on Second Amendment Rights

MONUMENTAL Decision from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court regarding whether the Open or Conceal Carrying of a Firearm is Reasonable Suspicion of a Crime

Today, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued a 53 page majority opinion, a 2 page concurring decision by Justice Baer and a 16 page concurring opinion by Justice Dougherty which Justice Mundy joined, in the case of Commonwealth v. Hicks, which addressed whether the mere open or concealed carrying of a firearm constitutes reasonable suspicion of … Continue reading MONUMENTAL Decision from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court regarding whether the Open or Conceal Carrying of a Firearm is Reasonable Suspicion of a Crime

PA Republican Leadership Is Pushing Legislators to Enact Extreme Risk Protection Order (ERPO) Bills

Not even several months since the Members of the Pennsylvania General Assembly pushed through an anti-due process and anti-Second Amendment amendment to the Protection from Abuse Act by misleading their constituents in enacting HB 2060, Republican Leadership is placing substantial pressure on individual members to enact an unconstitutional extreme risk protection order (ERPO) bill. In … Continue reading PA Republican Leadership Is Pushing Legislators to Enact Extreme Risk Protection Order (ERPO) Bills