MONUMENTAL Determination from ATF – Grant of State Relief Relieves Federal Prohibition Relating to Mental Health Commitments

I am honored to announce, after fighting the U.S. Government over this issue for several years, that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has conceded that a grant of state relief in relation to a prior mental health commitment is sufficient to relieve the individual of any prohibition under federal law. In … Continue reading MONUMENTAL Determination from ATF – Grant of State Relief Relieves Federal Prohibition Relating to Mental Health Commitments

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

Firearms Law Seminar – September 21, 2019 at Trop Gun Shop

On Saturday, September 21, 2019, from 10am – 2pm,  Chief Counsel Joshua Prince, Attorney Eric Winter, and Attorney Adam Kraut of Firearms Industry Consulting Group® (FICG®), a division of Civil Rights Defense Firm, P.C., in conjunction with Trop Gun Shop, will offer a four (4) hour seminar on state and federal firearms law at their … Continue reading Firearms Law Seminar – September 21, 2019 at Trop Gun Shop

Commonwealth Court Affirms That Pardoned Individuals Are NOT Prohibited From Purchasing and Possessing Firearms

Today, Chief Counsel Joshua Prince, of the Firearms Industry Consulting Group®, was successful in securing a 12 page decision by the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court, wherein it affirmed that an individual who receives a full pardon is neither prohibited from purchasing and possessing a firearms and ammunition nor prohibited from obtaining a license to carry firearms. … Continue reading Commonwealth Court Affirms That Pardoned Individuals Are NOT Prohibited From Purchasing and Possessing Firearms

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

4th Annual FICG/Shooters Gauntlet Next EVOLUTION Machine Gun Shoot!

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!

Surrendering Your Bumpstock Under Protest on March 25, 2019 (if Necessary) – Bump-Stock Redemption Day!

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!

Federal Court Rules Firearms Prohibition Against an Individual for a Misdemeanor Conviction Under Vehicle Code is Unconstitutional

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

ACSL and FOAC Issue Joint Press Release Regarding City of Pittsburgh’s Anti-Gun Proposals at the Public Hearing

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