Final Rule Banning Bumpstocks Published in Federal Register

This morning, the Final Rule banning bump-stock-type devices was published in the Federal Register. The Rule had been announced last week and just hours after being announced saw its first challenge filed by FICG on behalf of Damien Guedes, Firearms Policy Coalition, Firearms Policy Foundation, and the Madison Society Foundation. The Rule is set to take … Continue reading Final Rule Banning Bumpstocks Published in Federal Register

Undetectable Firearms and 3D Printing

Special Guest Author - Rick Vasquez of Rick Vasquez Firearms LLC and former ATF Acting Chief of the Firearms Technology Branch If you had zero knowledge of firearms as many talking heads on the media display, you might believe there is a new phenomenon called 3D printing of guns. Additionally, you may believe polymer firearms … Continue reading Undetectable Firearms and 3D Printing

PA Governor Wolf and Republican Members of the General Assembly Seek to Preclude the Amish from Obtaining Guns and Ammunition

Several months ago, a number of bills were submitted by Members of the General Assembly, seeking to prohibit the private transfer of rifles and shotguns - thereby, requiring that all transfers or purchases of any type of firearm, go through a Federal Firearms Licensee - and more recently, Governor Wolf called upon the General Assembly … Continue reading PA Governor Wolf and Republican Members of the General Assembly Seek to Preclude the Amish from Obtaining Guns and Ammunition

Attorney Joshua Prince to Testify before the PA House Judiciary Committee

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 House Judiciary Committee on May 22, 2018, regarding the anti-Second Amendment proposals that are pending before it, which we previously blogged about in our article - Pennsylvania Firearm … Continue reading Attorney Joshua Prince to Testify before the PA House Judiciary Committee

With a Second Stroke of a Pen, PA Governor Wolf Ensures that Firearm Rights are Restricted by Renewing Proclamation of State of Emergency

Yesterday, for the second time, Pennsylvania Governor Wolf renewed a proclamation declaring Pennsylvania’s heroin and opioid epidemic a statewide disaster emergency, seemingly triggering the firearm prohibitions found in 18 Pa.C.S. § 6107 during declared emergencies. As I discussed extensively in my prior blog article - With a Stroke of a Pen, PA Governor Wolf Limits … Continue reading With a Second Stroke of a Pen, PA Governor Wolf Ensures that Firearm Rights are Restricted by Renewing Proclamation of State of Emergency

Violating Pennsylvania’s Human Relations Act by Denying Sales of Firearms and Ammunition to Those Under 21 Years of Age?

Recently, numerous companies, including Dicks, Walmart, and even Pennsylvania-based Dunkelberger's Sports Outfitters, started refusing to sell rifles and shotguns to individuals between the ages of 18 and 21, seemingly in violation of Pennsylvania's Human Relations Act. Before addressing PA's Human Relations Act, let's review Pennsylvania's constitutional provisions. First and foremost, Article 1, Section 1 - Inherent rights … Continue reading Violating Pennsylvania’s Human Relations Act by Denying Sales of Firearms and Ammunition to Those Under 21 Years of Age?

Lose Your Second Amendment Rights if You Violate Section 6107 as a Result of Governor Wolf’s Opioid Proclamation

As our viewers are aware, on January 10th, when Governor Wolf issued his Opioid Proclamation, which triggered the prohibitions of 18 Pa.C.S. § 6107, I addressed the issue in my article - With a Stroke of a Pen, PA Governor Wolf Limits Firearm Rights by Proclaiming State of Emergency. Thereafter, Governor Wolf's Office issued a canned … Continue reading Lose Your Second Amendment Rights if You Violate Section 6107 as a Result of Governor Wolf’s Opioid Proclamation

Governor Wolf’s “Interpretive Jiggery-Pokery” on his Proclamation’s Impact on Firearm Rights in Pennsylvania

In an article published today - Gov. Wolf: Opioid declaration doesn't affect gun rights - Governor Wolf's spokesman J.J. Abbott is quoted as stating that I am "flat-out wrong" in relation to the impact of Governor Wolf's Opioid Proclamation on firearm rights, as set forth in the two articles that I have written on the … Continue reading Governor Wolf’s “Interpretive Jiggery-Pokery” on his Proclamation’s Impact on Firearm Rights in Pennsylvania

Are the Great American Outdoors Show (GAOS) and State Game Land Hunting in Jeopardy as a Result of Governor Wolf’s Proclamation of Emergency?

As our viewers are aware, earlier today I published a blog article that With a Stroke of a Pen, PA Governor Wolf Limits Firearm Rights by Proclaiming a State of Emergency; but, what are the unintended (or possibly intended) further consequences of the Proclamation? As people start to prepare for the NRA's Great American Outdoor … Continue reading Are the Great American Outdoors Show (GAOS) and State Game Land Hunting in Jeopardy as a Result of Governor Wolf’s Proclamation of Emergency?

With a Stroke of a Pen, PA Governor Wolf Limits Firearm Rights by Proclaiming State of Emergency

Today, Pennsylvania Governor Wolf issued a proclamation declaring Pennsylvania's heroin and opioid epidemic a statewide disaster emergency, seemingly triggering the firearm prohibitions found in 18 Pa.C.S. § 6107 during declared emergencies. Specifically, Section 6107 provides: (a) General rule.--No person shall carry a firearm upon the public streets or upon any public property during an emergency … Continue reading With a Stroke of a Pen, PA Governor Wolf Limits Firearm Rights by Proclaiming State of Emergency