Today, in advance of the Second Amendment Rally in Pittsburgh scheduled for Monday, January 7th, Firearms Industry Consulting Group® (FICG®), a division of Civil Rights Defense Firm, P.C., on behalf of its clients, Allegheny County Sportsmen’s League and Firearm Owners Against Crime (FOAC), filed a letter in relation to the unlawful signage that has been … Continue reading FICG Files Letter on Behalf of ACSL and FOAC in Response to Pittsburgh’s Unlawful Signage Erected Before Second Amendment Rally
As the year is coming to a close, we thought it important to document some of the monumental court decisions and issues that Firearms Industry Consulting Group® (FICG®), a division of Civil Rights Defense Firm, P.C., was involved in or obtained in 2018. Franklin v. Sessions, et al. – in a monumental federal case of … Continue reading Year in Review: Major Pennsylvania and Federal Firearm Law Cases from 2018
On December 19, 2018, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) issued a responsive determination to me that it is lawful for a Federal Firearms Licensee (FFL) to utilize what are referred to as ditto marks (i.e. a set of quotation marks or " ") in their acquisition and disposition (A&D) record, after … Continue reading ATF Confirms That It Is Lawful For FFLs To Utilize “Ditto Marks” In Their A&D Records
Earlier today, the Department of Justice released the approved Final Rule on bumpstocks. As was expected, the Rule alters the definition of the term "machine gun" (in the regulations pertaining to the Gun Control Act and National Firearms Act) to include the following language * * * For purposes of this definition, the term "automatically" … Continue reading FICG Files Complaint and Motion for Preliminary Injunction Challenging ATF’s Final Rule on Bumpstocks
Today, in advance of Pittsburgh City Council's December 18th meeting to formally announce its illegal firearm proposals, Firearms Industry Consulting Group® (FICG®), a division of Civil Rights Defense Firm, P.C., on behalf of its clients, Allegheny County Sportsmen's League and Firearm Owners Against Crime (FOAC), filed a letter in opposition to the proposals; wherein, Chief … Continue reading FICG Files Letter on Behalf of ACSL and FOAC in Response to Pittsburgh’s Proposed Illegal Firearm Ordinances
Yesterday, Governor Wolf and members of the Pittsburgh City Council held a press conference, joined by anti-gun organizations, including Moms Demand Action and CeaseFirePA, where they proposed new anti-gun ordinances, which they even acknowledged are precluded by state law but undaunted by the illegality of such proposals, were going to enact them anyway, in a … Continue reading Governor Wolf and Pittsburgh City Council Conspire With Anti-Gun Organizations to Violate the Law and PA Constitution
While I have blogged on the topic extensively, several individuals have requested that I write an article including all the pertinent information in one article, as many residents of Pennsylvania are unaware of their right to carry a firearm while voting, unless their polling location is located at a place which is prohibited under state … Continue reading Election Time – Carrying a Firearm While Voting – It’s Political Speech and It’s Lawful!
Since the Law Vegas shooting and what some contend has been a takeover by Department of Justice (which in some contexts appears to be accurate), ATF has begun internally reversing prior determinations and making up new interpretations of law, in the absence of informing the Firearms Industry or the public of these reversals and/or new … Continue reading ATF Unhinged: Prosecutions Made Up Out of Whole Cloth – You Might Be Next…
Today, Chief Counsel Joshua Prince and attorney Adam Kraut secured a major victory for Second Amendment jurisprudence in Holloway v. Sessions, et al., 1:17-CV-00081, where Chief Judge Christopher Connor of the Middle District of Pennsylvania ruled in a 21 page memorandum that it was unconstitutional as-applied to Mr. Holloway to preclude him in perpetuity from … Continue reading MONUMENTAL DECISION – Federal Court Rules It’s Unconstitutional to Strip Second Amendment Rights as a Result of a Second DUI
If you are federally prohibited, pursuant to criteria in 18 U.S.C. § 922(g), as a result of a non-violent misdemeanor or an involuntary mental health commitment and desire to restore your Second Amendment rights, you may be able to file a Second Amendment as-applied challenge in the federal district court. While these types of challenges … Continue reading Are You Federally Prohibited From Possessing Firearms And Want To Challenge It or Otherwise Restore Your Rights?