Today, in an 8-3 vote, the Senate Local Government Committee passed an extremely important firearm and ammunition preemption bill - Senate Bill 5 - which in addition to reaffirming/strengthening preemption would also provide for attorney fees and costs, where a local government violates the preemption statute. Senate Bill 5 will now go to the Senate … Continue reading Firearm and Ammunition Preemption Needs YOUR Immediate Support!
Today, Representative Russ Diamond and 20 pro-Second Amendment/Article 1, Section 21 Representatives submitted a new bill, HB 918, which would remove the character and reputation / good cause provision of 18 Pa.C.S. 6109. Many issuing authorities, like Philadelphia and Monroe have utilized the character and reputation provision to prevent law-abiding individuals from obtaining an LTCF. … Continue reading Removal of PA Character and Reputation Clause for an LTCF
Today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 240-175, with numerous Democrats voting in support, on H.R. 1181 - Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act, which would prevent the Department of Veterans Affairs from stripping a veteran's right to Keep and Bear Arms in the absence of an order or finding by a judge, magistrate, or other … Continue reading Our Veterans Need Our Help To Ensure Their Second Amendment Rights! It Is Time For Us To Repay Our Debt To Them!
As our viewers are aware, earlier, we posted about the Superior Court's monumental decision in Commonwealth v Goslin, where the court, en banc, held that the "plain meaning of Section 912(c) provides two separate defenses: possessing and using a weapon on school property 'in conjunction with a lawful supervised school activity' as well as possessing … Continue reading The Goslin Decision’s Impact on Possessing Weapons on School Property
As our readers are aware, on December 16, 2016, the Commonwealth Court issued its decision in Firearm Owners Against Crime (FOAC), et al. v. Lower Merion Township, where it held that Lower Merion Township's preclusion of firearms in township parks was unlawful. On Friday, January 13, 2017, Lower Merion Township filed a Petition for Allowance … Continue reading Lower Merion Township Petitions for Allowance to Appeal in Firearm Preemption Case
As our viewers are aware, I was previously successful in establishing a right to relief in a Second Amendment as-applied challenge involving a mental health commitment - Monumental Decision from the Middle District of Pennsylvania Regarding Mental Health Commitments and the Second Amendment. Thereafter, the U.S. Government filed an appeal to the Third Circuit Court, … Continue reading U.S. Government to Withdraw Appeal in Second Amendment As-Applied Challenge Relating to a Mental Health Commitment
On January 7, 2017, Chief Counsel Joshua Prince and Attorney Adam Kraut of Firearms Industry Consulting Group (FICG), a division of Prince Law Offices, P.C., in conjunction with former JAG E. Allen Chandler of Firearms Legal Protection and King Shooters Supply, will provide an hour and a half seminar on what happens after you use … Continue reading Seminar: What Happens After You Use Your Firearm In PA
Today, in a case that I handled, the Commonwealth Court issued a decision in Firearm Owners Against Crime (FOAC), et al. v. Lower Merion Township, 1693 C.D. 2015, reversing the trial court and finding that FOAC was entitled to a preliminary injunction against Lower Merion Township's unlawful firearm regulations. The background to the case is … Continue reading Commonwealth Court Finds Lower Merion Township’s Firearm Regulations UNLAWFUL
I was struck by an article this morning on Fox News regarding two moose who were found frozen in Alaska with their horns interlocked. The symbolism, without even reading the article, struck me. How many would would recognize the underlying moral to the story? I frequently lecture on the use of force and that in … Continue reading Symbolism That We Can All Learn From
While I have blogged on the topic extensively, several individuals have requested that I write an article including all the pertinent information (and include new Dept. of State guidance on the topic) in one article, as many residents of Pennsylvania are unaware of their right to carry a firearm while voting, unless their polling location … Continue reading Political Speech – Carrying a Firearm While Voting in PA – It’s Lawful!