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
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
We are proud to announce that Firearms Industry Consulting Group (FICG)® (FICG®) and Shooters Gauntlet, LLC will be hosting our 4th annual Next EVOLUTION machinegun shoot at the Shooters Gauntlet on June 1-2, 2019, in celebration of the 2nd Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and Article 1, Section 21 of the PA Constitution. During the … Continue reading 4th Annual FICG/Shooters Gauntlet Next EVOLUTION Machine Gun Shoot!
As ATF’s new regulation, reclassifying bump-stock devices as machineguns, is set to become effective March 26, 2019, we want to provide you with information in the event that Firearm Policy Coalition’s and Firearm Policy Foundation’s preliminary injunction request is denied or otherwise not decided before the deadline. As set forth in the Final Rule, 83 … Continue reading Surrendering Your Bumpstock Under Protest on March 25, 2019 (if Necessary) – Bump-Stock Redemption Day!
Today, Joshua Prince and myself secured another victory for Second Amendment jurisprudence in Miller v. Sessions, et al., 2:17-cv-02627 in an issue of first impression across the United States. Judge Eduardo Robreno of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania ruled in a 25 page memorandum that it was unconstitutional, as-applied to Mr. Miller, to prevent him from exercising … Continue reading Federal Court Rules Firearms Prohibition Against an Individual for a Misdemeanor Conviction Under Vehicle Code is Unconstitutional
Just a short while ago, Allegheny County Sportsmen’s League and Firearm Owners Against Crime (FOAC) issued a joint Press Release condemning the City of Pittsburgh for its consideration of three unlawful firearm proposals and vowing to take "all appropriate and necessary legal action," including the filing of private criminal complaints, against all elected officials that … Continue reading ACSL and FOAC Issue Joint Press Release Regarding City of Pittsburgh’s Anti-Gun Proposals at the Public Hearing
It was recently reported that City Council was moving the Public Hearing on several gun control proposals (2018-1218, 2018-1219 and 2018-1220) scheduled for tonight, January 24, 2019, from the Chamber of the City-Council Building to the Lobby due to the Chamber's capacity being limited to 200 individuals. The City also decided to preclude access through … Continue reading Pittsburgh City Council Lies About Reason for Moving Public Hearing on Firearm Proposals
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
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
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