Operation Reticent Recall – Solvent Traps and Forced Reset Triggers

As many of our readers will already know, 2022 has been a busy year for the ATF, ramping up FFL revocations, sending Warning Notices to customers of Diversified Machine, and now seemingly going after Forced Reset Triggers (FRTs). While details are still scarce, over the last 2 weeks we have seen an increased number of … Continue reading Operation Reticent Recall – Solvent Traps and Forced Reset Triggers

MONUMENTAL DECISION – Pittsburgh’s Firearm Ordinances Ruled Unlawful For A Second Time

Today, Chief Counsel Joshua Prince, assisted by Attorney Dillon Harris, secured a monumental 31 page decision from the Commonwealth Court, en banc (meaning before the entire Court), written by Judge Patricia McCullough, in Firearm Owners Against Crime (FOAC), et al., v. City of Pittsburgh, et al. in relation to Pittsburgh’s illegal firearm ordinances, which Chief … Continue reading MONUMENTAL DECISION – Pittsburgh’s Firearm Ordinances Ruled Unlawful For A Second Time

Pennsylvania State Police Testifies That It Misleads the PA General Assembly In Annual Firearms Report Regarding Background Check Delays And More…

Yesterday, during our hearing for a preliminary injunction against the Pennsylvania State Police in relation to the substantial delays in its responses to background check determinations (i.e. approvals/denials) in Firearms Owners Against Crime – Institute for Legal, Legislative, and Educational Action (FOAC-ILLEA), et al v. PSP Commissioner Evanchick, 218 MD 2022, Lieutenant Shandra Keeler, Director … Continue reading Pennsylvania State Police Testifies That It Misleads the PA General Assembly In Annual Firearms Report Regarding Background Check Delays And More…

Firearms Safety and Law Seminar II – May 22, 2022

On May 22, 2022, Attorney Dillon Harris of Firearms Industry Consulting Group® (FICG®), a division of Civil Rights Defense Firm, P.C., will be joining Ron Mest Sports and several other presenters at the Friendship Hook and Ladder Fire Company, 10 Warick St., Boyertown, PA 19512 for a second seminar on firearms safety and law. Refreshments … Continue reading Firearms Safety and Law Seminar II – May 22, 2022

Philadelphia, Liberal Municipalities, and Elected Representatives Are, Once Again, Trying to Invalidate PA’s Firearm Preemption

Today, Chief Counsel Joshua Prince filed an Answer in response to the City of Philadelphia's Petition for Allowance of Appeal to the PA Supreme Court and numerous, liberal Amici submissions relating to the Commonwealth Court's decision striking down (for a second time) the City of Philadelphia's lost and stolen firearm ordinance. As our viewers are … Continue reading Philadelphia, Liberal Municipalities, and Elected Representatives Are, Once Again, Trying to Invalidate PA’s Firearm Preemption

Why NOT To Report A Lost Or Stolen Firearm In Pennsylvania – Your Rights In the Crosshairs

While reporting a lost or stolen firearm may seem like the responsible or prudent action to take, given the current policies of several issuing authorities - including Philadelphia Police Commissioner Outlaw and Chester County Sheriff Maddox - reporting that you were the victim of crime will result in your license to carry firearms ("LTCF") being … Continue reading Why NOT To Report A Lost Or Stolen Firearm In Pennsylvania – Your Rights In the Crosshairs

US Supreme Court Agrees to Hear NY State Rifle and Pistol Association, et al v. Corlett, et al.

This morning, the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in NY State Rifle and Pistol Association (NYSRPA), et al. v. Corlett, et al, limited to the issue of "[w]hether the State's denial of petitioners' applications for concealed-carry licenses for self-defense violated the Second Amendment." This will be an extremely interesting issue to watch, especially given the … Continue reading US Supreme Court Agrees to Hear NY State Rifle and Pistol Association, et al v. Corlett, et al.

ATF to Publish Stabilizer Brace Guidance with 14 Day Notice and Comment Period Tomorrow

As reflected in a notice issued through the Federal Register electronic notice system, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives intends to publish tomorrow, Friday, December 18, 2020, its "Objective Factors for Classifying Stabilizer Braces" in the Federal Register, which we previously blogged about in our article ATF to Institute Rulemaking Regarding Stabilizing Braces … Continue reading ATF to Publish Stabilizer Brace Guidance with 14 Day Notice and Comment Period Tomorrow

It Is Not Illegal in Pennsylvania to Wear a Mask While Carrying a Firearm

Although I was previously quoted in an article, FACT CHECK: Viral Image Claims It Is Illegal To Wear A Mask If You Have A Concealed Carry Permit In Pennsylvania, explaining that it is not illegal in Pennsylvania to wear a mask while conceal carrying a firearm, pursuant to a valid license to carry firearms, few … Continue reading It Is Not Illegal in Pennsylvania to Wear a Mask While Carrying a Firearm

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”