Philadelphia Gun Permit Unit Closed Due to COVID

Late last night on its Facebook page, the Philadelphia Police Department posted that it was closing the Gun Permit Unit through December 7, 2020; thereby, precluding law-abiding individuals from obtaining licenses to carry firearms and therefore, subjecting them to Pennsylvania's draconian transportation (18 Pa.C.S. 6106) and state of emergency laws (18 Pa.C.S. 6107). I expect … Continue reading Philadelphia Gun Permit Unit Closed Due to COVID

$4 Million Dollar Class Action Settlement Approved Against Monroe County Regarding Disclosure of License to Carry Firearms Applicant Information

I am proud to announce that today, Wyoming County President Judge Russell D. Shurtleff, specially presiding, signed a Final Order approving a settlement that was reached with Monroe County in the matter of John Doe, et al.,  v. Monroe County, et al, Monroe Court of Common Pleas docket no. 6384 cv 2015, stemming from the … Continue reading $4 Million Dollar Class Action Settlement Approved Against Monroe County Regarding Disclosure of License to Carry Firearms Applicant Information

Federal Judge Rules PA COVID Restrictions UNCONSTITUTIONAL

In a decision just issued in County of Butler, et al. v. Governor Wolf, et al., Judge William Stickman, IV of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania has ruled that "(1) the congregate gathering limits imposed by Defendants' mitigation orders violate the right of assembly enshrined in the First Amendment; (2) … Continue reading Federal Judge Rules PA COVID Restrictions UNCONSTITUTIONAL

Commonwealth Court Schedules En Banc Oral Argument in FOAC, et al. v. Pittsburgh, et al.

Yesterday, the Commonwealth Court issued a notice scheduling En Banc (meaning before the entire Court) oral argument in Firearm Owners Against Crime (FOAC), et al., v. City of Pittsburgh, et al. in relation to Pittsburgh's illegal firearm ordinances, which I was previously successful in having ruled unlawful. As our viewers may remember, in November of … Continue reading Commonwealth Court Schedules En Banc Oral Argument in FOAC, et al. v. Pittsburgh, et al.

Class Actions – They Aren’t What Most Believe Them To Be

All too often, I see and hear people saying that they want to file a class action or that a particular issue is perfect for a class action, without any understanding of what a class action is, what it entails (especially the costs), and the benefits/detriments of a class action. A class action is where … Continue reading Class Actions – They Aren’t What Most Believe Them To Be

PA Supreme Court to Decide Standing to Challenge Illegal Firearm Ordinances and Regulations

As our viewers are aware, I was successful in securing a monumental victory in September of 2019, when the Commonwealth Court, en banc, in Firearm Owners Against Crime (FOAC), et al., v. City of Harrisburg, et al., overruled its prior precedent and held that it was “untenable” to require a plaintiff to declare in a … Continue reading PA Supreme Court to Decide Standing to Challenge Illegal Firearm Ordinances and Regulations

Third Circuit Denies En Banc Reconsideration in Holloway – Second Amendment As-Applied Challenge to DUI Conviction

As our viewer may remember, in October of 2018, we were successful in having Chief Judge Christopher Connor of the Middle District of Pennsylvania rule in a 21 page memorandum that it was unconstitutional as-applied to Mr. Holloway to preclude him in perpetuity from exercising his Second Amendment rights as a result of a 2005 … Continue reading Third Circuit Denies En Banc Reconsideration in Holloway – Second Amendment As-Applied Challenge to DUI Conviction

DDTC Reduces ITAR Fee Through April 30, 2021!

While the recent changes to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) have dramatically reduced the number of Federal Firearm Licensees (FFLs) who must register, recently the Directorate of Defense Trade Control (DDTC) announced that it will reduce the registration and renewal fees through April 30, 2021. Specifically, the registration fee for all new registrants … Continue reading DDTC Reduces ITAR Fee Through April 30, 2021!

$4 Million Dollar Class Action Settlement Preliminarily Approved Regarding Disclosure of License to Carry Firearms Applicant Information

I am proud to announce that a settlement has been reached with Monroe County in the matter of John Doe, et al.,  v. Monroe County, et al, Monroe Court of Common Pleas docket no. 6384 cv 2015, stemming from the County's disclosure of confidential license to carry firearms (“LTCF”) applicant information through the use of … Continue reading $4 Million Dollar Class Action Settlement Preliminarily Approved Regarding Disclosure of License to Carry Firearms Applicant Information

Philadelphia Gun Permit Unit Staged Reopening To Start This Week!

On Wednesday, July 8th, the Philadelphia Gun Permit (GPU) will initiate its staged reopening for processing licenses to carry firearms ("LTCFs"), after having been shutdown since March due to COVID-19 concerns and restrictions. Starting on Wednesday, July 8th through July 15th, from 8:30am to 2pm, individuals can call 215-685-3661 or 215-685-3662 to schedule appointments for … Continue reading Philadelphia Gun Permit Unit Staged Reopening To Start This Week!