Harrisburg Petitions PA Supreme Court to Review Standard for Standing in Firearm Preemption Matters

Late last night, the City of Harrisburg filed a petition for allocatur with the Pennsylvania Supreme Court seeking review of the Commonwealth Court's en banc decision in FOAC, et al v. City of Harrisburg, et al., where the court held that one does not have to violate the law in order to have standing to … Continue reading Harrisburg Petitions PA Supreme Court to Review Standard for Standing in Firearm Preemption Matters

Pittsburgh Appeals Ruling That Its Ordinances Are Unlawful

Today, we learned that on the 18th, the City of Pittsburgh filed an appeal to the Commonwealth Court of Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas Judge James' decision of October 29, 2019, holding that the City's firearm ordinances were unlawful. This was after we previously learned of a conspiracy by Pittsburgh Mayor Peduto and Allegheny … Continue reading Pittsburgh Appeals Ruling That Its Ordinances Are Unlawful

GunSenseUS Threatening PA Sheriffs if They Don’t Disclose Confidential License to Carry Firearms Applicant Information

It recently came to my attention that GunSenseUS - in direct violation of Pennsylvania law - is threatening in a two page letter to send press releases to local papers, if PA Sheriffs do not agree to disclose confidential license to carry firearms ("LTCF") applicant information. Pursuant to 18 Pa.C.S. 6111(g)(3.1), in pertinent part: Any … Continue reading GunSenseUS Threatening PA Sheriffs if They Don’t Disclose Confidential License to Carry Firearms Applicant Information

Chief Counsel Joshua Prince Testifies Regarding Mental Health and Proposals Restricting Second Amendment Rights Before the PA Senate Judiciary Committee

Today, Chief Counsel Joshua Prince of the Firearms Industry Consulting Group® (FICG®), a division of Civil Rights Defense Firm, P.C., in conjunction with Psychologist H. Anthony Semone, testified before the Pennsylvania Senate Judiciary Committees, regarding Mental and Behavioral Health, Second Amendment and Other Gun Related Issues. You can find a copy of Chief Counsel Prince’s … Continue reading Chief Counsel Joshua Prince Testifies Regarding Mental Health and Proposals Restricting Second Amendment Rights Before the PA Senate Judiciary Committee

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!