Today, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued a 53 page majority opinion, a 2 page concurring decision by Justice Baer and a 16 page concurring opinion by Justice Dougherty which Justice Mundy joined, in the case of Commonwealth v. Hicks, which addressed whether the mere open or concealed carrying of a firearm constitutes reasonable suspicion of … Continue reading MONUMENTAL Decision from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court regarding whether the Open or Conceal Carrying of a Firearm is Reasonable Suspicion of a Crime
Yesterday, for the second time, Pennsylvania Governor Wolf renewed 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. As I discussed extensively in my prior blog article - With a Stroke of a Pen, PA Governor Wolf Limits … Continue reading With a Second Stroke of a Pen, PA Governor Wolf Ensures that Firearm Rights are Restricted by Renewing Proclamation of State of Emergency
Today, in a case that will have a major impact on firearm rights in the Commonwealth, Joshua Prince, Esq., Chief Counsel of the Firearms Industry Consulting Group® ("FICG®"), a division of Civil Rights Defense Firm, P.C., filed an amici curiae brief (or friends of the court brief) before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on behalf of … Continue reading PRESS RELEASE: Amici Curiae Brief of Members of the Pennsylvania General Assembly, Firearms Owners Against Crime, Firearms Policy Coalition, and Firearms Policy Foundation Filed in Pennsylvania Supreme Court!
The last time I checked, neither state government nor the Courts had any power, real or imagined, to amend the U.S. Constitution. A recent ruling from the 9th Circuit, however, suggests maybe I need to check again. In a decision that confounds common sense, plain reading of the Constitutional text as much as it creates … Continue reading ATTENTION: The 9th Circuit amends the 2nd Amendment…
Note: I am not licensed to practice law in California. This article is merely for news and commentary purposes. The 9th Circuit in a 2-1 decision earlier today invalidated California's extremely restrictive concealed carry regulatory system. This system allows a great deal of leeway to individual counties and areas that issue permits. In this specific … Continue reading The 9th Circuit Invalidates California’s Restrictive Concealed Carry Laws