Wolf Administration and PSP Extending Expiration Date of Licenses To Carry Firearms

I was just advised that the Wolf Administration and Pennsylvania State Police will be granting extensions to license to carry firearm permits. Permits that have expired on March 19, 2020 or later have been extended to May 30, 2020 and they will re-examine the possibility of an additional extension as that date gets closer. A … Continue reading Wolf Administration and PSP Extending Expiration Date of Licenses To Carry Firearms

Some Pennsylvania Sheriffs Violating the Law and Their Oath by Refusing to Process License to Carry Firearm Applications and Subjecting Individuals to Potential Prosecution

Recently, due to COVID-19, a number of Pennsylvania Sheriff Departments, in violation of the law and their oaths, have notified residents that they will no longer process license to carry firearm (LTCF) applications, including renewals; thereby, preventing individuals who do not have an LTCF from being able to defend themselves in a time of need … Continue reading Some Pennsylvania Sheriffs Violating the Law and Their Oath by Refusing to Process License to Carry Firearm Applications and Subjecting Individuals to Potential Prosecution

GunSenseUS Threatening PA Sheriffs if They Don’t Disclose Confidential License to Carry Firearms Applicant Information

It recently came to my attention that GunSenseUS - in direct violation of Pennsylvania law - is threatening in a two page letter to send press releases to local papers, if PA Sheriffs do not agree to disclose confidential license to carry firearms ("LTCF") applicant information. Pursuant to 18 Pa.C.S. 6111(g)(3.1), in pertinent part: Any … Continue reading GunSenseUS Threatening PA Sheriffs if They Don’t Disclose Confidential License to Carry Firearms Applicant Information

Class Action Certified Against Monroe County Sheriff Regarding Disclosure of License to Carry Firearms Applicant Information

Pursuant to a May 2, 2019 Order by Wyoming County President Judge Russell Shurtleff, a previous Order of February 7, 2019 granting class certification against Monroe County, the Monroe County Sheriff's Office, Monroe County Sheriff Todd Martin and John/Jane Does, has been unsealed in a case involving the disclosure of license to carry firearms applicant … Continue reading Class Action Certified Against Monroe County Sheriff Regarding Disclosure of License to Carry Firearms Applicant Information

$500k Settlement APPROVED Against Philadelphia Regarding Disclosure of Confidential License to Carry Firearms Information Through Postcards

I am proud to announce that today, Judge Linda Carpenter signed a Final Order approving the settlement that was reached with the City of Philadelphia in the matter of A.R., et al.,  v. City of Philadelphia, et al, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas docket no. 151201740, stemming from the City’s disclosure of confidential license to … Continue reading $500k Settlement APPROVED Against Philadelphia Regarding Disclosure of Confidential License to Carry Firearms Information Through Postcards

PA Attorney General Reviews Reciprocity Agreements and Nixes Virginia

On Monday, PA Attorney General Josh Shapiro held a press conference wherein he "announced his office ha[d] completed an exhaustive review of concealed carry reciprocity agreements with all 49 other states, as required under Pennsylvania law." Notably, the Attorney General's website has been updated with a handy chart. The announcement specified that Pennsylvania now recognizes … Continue reading PA Attorney General Reviews Reciprocity Agreements and Nixes Virginia

Monroe County Sheriff Martin is ENJOINED from Enforcing Unlawful License to Carry Firearms Requirements

On January 16, 2018, Wyoming County President Judge Russell Shurtleff, specially presiding, issued an Order unsealing a December 13, 2017 Decision and Order in the John Doe, et al. v. Monroe County, et al. case, which granted a preliminary injunction against the Monroe County Sheriff's Department and Sheriff Todd Martin in relation to their unlawful … Continue reading Monroe County Sheriff Martin is ENJOINED from Enforcing Unlawful License to Carry Firearms Requirements

Donald Trump Jr.’s Confidential Firearm License Information is Disclosed by Pennsylvania Judge

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

PSP Issues Notice to Act 235 Agents Regarding the Anderson Decision

As our viewers are aware, in August of this year, a devastating en banc opinion was issued by the Pennsylvania Superior Court in Commonwealth v. Anderson, where it ruled that an individual who is Act 235 certified is not entitled to carry a firearm to and from work, absent a license to carry firearms, regardless … Continue reading PSP Issues Notice to Act 235 Agents Regarding the Anderson Decision

Devastating En Banc Decision Regarding Act 235 Security Guards

Yesterday, in a devastating en banc opinion by the Pennsylvania Superior Court in Commonwealth v. Anderson, it ruled that an individual who is Act 235 certified is not entitled to carry a firearm to and from work, absent a license to carry firearms, regardless of the language in Act 235 that requires a private security … Continue reading Devastating En Banc Decision Regarding Act 235 Security Guards