Today, Chief Counsel Joshua Prince, of the Firearms Industry Consulting Group®, was successful in securing a 12 page decision by the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court, wherein it affirmed that an individual who receives a full pardon is neither prohibited from purchasing and possessing a firearms and ammunition nor prohibited from obtaining a license to carry firearms. … Continue reading Commonwealth Court Affirms That Pardoned Individuals Are NOT Prohibited From Purchasing and Possessing Firearms
Numerous news agencies are reporting that Governor Wolf, Attorney General Shapiro and the Pennsylvania State Police yesterday filed an emergency motion in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against Defense Distributed, DEFCAD, Ghost Gunner and Cody Wilson, to preclude access to their websites by Pennsylvania residents and that Defense Distributed, … Continue reading Governor Wolf and Attorney General Shapiro Violate Pennsylvania Residents’ First and Second Amendment Rights in Precluding Access to 3D Gun Files
Today, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued an order in Haron v. PSP, 65 MAP 2017, affirming the Commonwealth Court's decision entering a judgment of approximately $6,500 against the Pennsylvania State Police ("PSP") for erroneously denying an individual his right to keep and bear arms, in an issue of first impression that was litigated by Chief … Continue reading Pennsylvania Supreme Court AFFIRMS Decision Imposing Financial Judgment Against the Pennsylvania State Police for Violating Second Amendment Rights!
Although Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf recently declared that "[w]e won't take gun away" from medical marijuana users, the Pennsylvania State Police ("PSP") has not received the memo, as we have seen several instances where individuals who merely obtained a medical marijuana card - in the absence of actual use - have been denied by the … Continue reading PSP is Denying Firearm Purchases for Medical Marijuana Card Holders, even after Governor Wolf stated that “We Won’t Take Guns Away”
It should come to no surprise that the Pennsylvania State Police ("PSP") have issued a position statement in relation to Pennsylvania's new card carrying medicinal marijuana users. Once again, individuals who seek to use marijuana for medicinal purposes are forced to choose between the comfort they find in medicine or their constitutional rights. Marijuana is … Continue reading Pennsylvania State Police Reiterate ATF Position on Medicinal Marijuana
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
Addressing several issues of first impression, the Commonwealth Court on Wednesday issued a 20 page decision and entered a judgment of approximately $6,500.00 against the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) for erroneously denying an individual his right to keep and bear arms. With eight pages of the decision addressing the factual and procedural background, the case … Continue reading PRESS RELEASE: Monumental Decision Imposing Financial Judgment on Pennsylvania State Police for Violating Second Amendment Rights!
At midnight last night, in the absence of Governor Wolf taking any action, HB 218 became law, which, inter alia, stripped the Pennsylvania State Police of the $4,575,000 of additional funding sought by the PSP for the Pennsylvania Instant Check System (PICS) for 2017-2018. As you can see, although the PSP putatively did not have … Continue reading PSP PICS System Stripped of Funding for 2017-2018
Over the past couple days, I have received several reports, one from a 911 dispatcher, that approximately 3 days ago, an update was completed to the NCIC system, whereby when an officer in Pennsylvania runs an individual's driver's license, if the individual has a license to carry firearms (LTCF), the information relating to the individual's … Continue reading PSP Illegally Disclosing LTCF Information Through NCIC
It has recently come to my attention that the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) is conducting compliance inspections of PA Federal Firearms Licensees (FFLs) without warrants. Unlike the federal law provision found in 18 U.S.C. 923(g)(1)(B)(ii) that provides ATF with the authority to conduct a compliance inspection once every 12 months without a warrant, no similar … Continue reading ALERT – PA FFLs, PSP Has No Authority To Conduct Inspections