Today, Attorney Eric Winter successfully argued for dismissal of charges before a York County Magistrate Judge. The charges were filed by the York County Sheriff in relation to a putative false statement our client made when applying for a license to carry firearms ("LTCF"). In arguing that our client had not been committed to a … Continue reading York County Magistrate Judge Dismisses Charges of Making False Statements in Relation to Prior Putative Mental Health Commitment
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
The Time-Tribune is reporting that Lackawanna County Judge Thomas Munley disclosed on Wednesday that Donald Trump Jr. applied for a license to carry firearms (LTCF), after Lackawanna County Sheriff Mark McAndrew refused to disclose the purpose of Mr. Trump's visit, likely due to the confidentiality provisions of all LTCF applicant information. 18 Pa.C.S. § 6111(i) … Continue reading Donald Trump Jr.’s Confidential Firearm License Information is Disclosed by Pennsylvania Judge
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?
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
Last week, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced that the Medical Marijuana Program Patient Registry had reached 3,800 registered patients in its first week of registration. While individuals may be able to lawfully possess marijuana in Pennsylvania under Pennsylvania law if the person is registered on the Patient Registry and has been approved for use by … Continue reading Are PA Medical Marijuana Patients Prohibited From Possessing and Purchasing Firearms and Ammunition?
Yesterday, the Superior Court issued its decision in Commonwealth v. Ford, 196 ED 2016, in relation to whether natural corrosion (i.e. rust) over a firearm serial number constitutes a violation of Pennsylvania's Uniform Firearms Act for purposes of possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number. Section 6110.2 provides in pertinent part: No person … Continue reading Superior Court – Does Natural Corrosion of a Firearm Serial Number Violate Pennsylvania’s Uniform Firearms Act?
We are extremely proud to announce that Attorney Joshua Prince was successful in a second Second Amendment as-applied challenge in relation to a prior mental health commitment. As our viewers are likely aware from Attorney Prince’s blog article Monumental Decision from the Middle District Court of Pennsylvania Regarding Mental Health Commitments and the Second Amendment, … Continue reading PRESS RELEASE: Monumental Mental Health Second Amendment As-Applied Challenge Success
As I reviewed back in May of 2015, the Lower Merion Township taxpayers were already on the hook for approximately $4,900 in legal fees, as a result of its unlawful firearm ordinances. Although the Commonwealth Court declared the ordinances unlawful and the PA Supreme Court refused to hear the Township's appeal of the matter, the … Continue reading Part 2: Lower Merion Township – Taxpayers on the Hook for Legal Expenses related to Illegal Firearms Ordinance
As our viewers are aware, we became aware on August 30, 2017, that at its upcoming September 19th meeting, Lower Merion Township is considering a new firearm discharge ordinance, even after the Commonwealth Court struck down its current discharge ordinance and held that municipalities may not regulate discharge. As a result, in a letter sent … Continue reading Montgomery District Attorney Requested to Investigate and Charge Lower Merion Township for Proposed Firearm Regulation