PA House Bill 2275 was recently introduced and is today and tomorrow being considered for a second and third time by the House for passage. While it initially seems laudable with a title of "Cracking Down on Illegal Gun Use in Philadelphia," what is lost on many is several important aspects and why it should … Continue reading Tell Your PA Representative To Vote AGAINST HB 2275
On Friday, Chief Counsel Joshua Prince and attorney Dillon Harris of the Firearms Industry Consulting Group (FICG) filed a lawsuit against Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) Commissioner Robert Evanchick on behalf of Firearms Owners Against Crime – Institute for Legal, Legislative, and Educational Action (FOAC-ILLEA) and several Federal Firearm Licensees (FFLs) and individuals in Pennsylvania, in … Continue reading Pennsylvania State Police Sued Over Substantial Delays for Firearm BackGround Check Determinations And Disenfranchisement of Second Amendment Rights
On Saturday, April 23, 2022, from 10am – 2pm, Chief Counsel Joshua Prince, Attorney Eric Winter, and Attorney Dillon Harris 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 – April 23, 2022 at Trop Gun Shop
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
As many in the Firearms Community are aware, yesterday, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) issued a somewhat vague Open Letter to all Federal Firearm Licensees (FFLs), dated March 22, 2022, declaring that it considers some - without specification - forced reset triggers (FRTs) to be machineguns. (Who didn't see this coming … Continue reading Only Surrender Your Forced Reset Trigger (FRT) to ATF Under Protest!
In a recent NBC News video that was reported on by Ammoland, Reporter and the "team at NBC News" decided to investigate what they termed "ghost guns," including the process to purchase one. However, they didn't stop there. As declared in the video, Reporter Hillyard started out in Philadelphia, at a gun show where he … Continue reading NBC News and PA Attorney General Josh Shapiro’s Office Commit Felonies by Manufacturing a Firearm for NBC News…When will Charges be Filed? Was AG Josh Shapiro Complicit in the Federal and State Violations of Law?
In another monumental decision secured by Chief Counsel Joshua Prince, the Commonwealth Court in John Doe 1, et al. v. Franklin County, et al., 96 CD 2021 held that "Licensees did not have to establish that the [un-enveloped] postcards were actually read by someone other than the intended recipient to establish public disclosure of confidential … Continue reading Commonwealth Court Affirms Confidentiality And Statutory Damages For Disclosure of License To Carry Firearms Applicant Information
It has been some time since my last article on this issue and I know many people have continued to watch for updates, both here and across the various forums that have been discussing this issue on an ongoing basis. Since that article published on January 10th, I have continued to be in contact with … Continue reading Update on Diversified Machine Products
Recently, we've had a number of clients who have attempted to purchase "solvent traps" from overseas. ATF has contended in federal warrants: Solvent traps are intended to prevent solvent from dripping, spraying, or spattering when pushed out the muzzle end of a firearm barrel. The front end-cap of a solvent trap must be solid and … Continue reading STOP Buying Solvent Traps!
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