As the saying goes, even a broken clock is right twice a day. Last week Governor Wolf signed HB 1929 amending 18 Pa.C.S. § 908, concerning Prohibited Offensive Weapons, to remove "dagger knife, razor, or cutting instrument, the blade of which is exposed in an automatic way by switch, push-button, spring mechanism, or otherwise" from … Continue reading Automatic Knives to be Legal In Pennsylvania Next Year
Today, Chief Counsel Joshua Prince, assisted by Attorney Dillon Harris, secured a monumental victory for the residents of Pennsylvania, when the Commonwealth Court Judge Patricia McCullough issued a preliminary injunction against the Pennsylvania State Police in Firearm Owners Against Crime – Institute for Legal, Legislative and Educational Action, et al. v. PSP Commissioner Evanchick, in … Continue reading MONUMENTAL DECISION – Pennsylvania State Police ENJOINED In Relation to Substantial Delays In Firearm Background Checks
The Wolf Administration just announced a warp-speed initiative of a large-scale pardoning project for people with convictions for "Possession of Marijuana (Title 35 Section 780-113 Subsection A31)" and "Marijuana, Small Amount Personal Use (Title 35 Section 780-113 Subsection A31I)," provided that the individual has no more than two convictions for such in Pennsylvania and no other convictions … Continue reading If A Marijuana-Related Conviction Is Precluding You From Eligibility For A License To Carry Firearms In PA, You Have 30 Days To Request A Pardon
It's been about a year since I wrote here about my limited license to practice law, the principle of diploma privilege, and the process of becoming licensed as an attorney in Pennsylvania (and to a lesser extent, Maryland) during the pandemic. Now, I am pleased to announce that in the last two weeks, I have … Continue reading NEWLY ADMITTED TO PRACTICE IN TWO FEDERAL DISTRICT COURTS, WITH MORE TO COME
Today, Governor Wolf signed HB 1188, which removes the restriction on the use of thermal and night vision devices for hunting in Pennsylvania! As a result, it will take effect in 60 days. As I discussed in our prior article, Bill to Permit Hunting with Thermal and Night Vision Devices Headed to Governor Wolf’s Desk!, HB … Continue reading Governor Wolf Signs HB 1188 Permitting Hunting with Thermal and Night Vision Devices in Pennsylvania!
Today, HB 1188, a bill which removes the restriction on the use of thermal and night vision devices for hunting in Pennsylvania, after having been passed by the House and Senate, was signed in the House and will be transmitted to the Senate for final signature and thereafter headed to Governor Wolf's desk. Currently, 34 … Continue reading Bill to Permit Hunting with Thermal and Night Vision Devices Headed to Governor Wolf’s Desk!
On Saturday, March 7, 2020, from 10am – 2pm, Chief Counsel Joshua Prince of Firearms Industry Consulting Group® (FICG®), a division of Civil Rights Defense Firm, P.C., and Attorney Eric Winter in conjunction with Lodestone Training and Consulting, will offer a four (4) hour seminar on state and federal firearms law at 1 S. Wilson … Continue reading PA Firearms Law Seminar – March 7, 2020 with Lodestone Training and Consulting
Today, in a press release entitled " AG Shapiro, Gov. Wolf: 80% Receivers Are Firearms" Pennsylvania Attorney General issued an opinion letter regarding, putatively whether 80% lowers (which have no legal definition or meaning) are firearms for purposes of some, but not all, provisions of the Pennsylvania Uniform Firearms Act ("UFA"). While acknowledging that "there … Continue reading Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, in Violation of the Law, Classifies 80% Lowers as “Firearms”
Moments ago, the docket in League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania, et al. v Kathy Boockvar, the Acting Secretary of the Commonwealth, was updated with the following AND NOW, this 30th day of October, 2019, Petitioners' Application for Relief in the Form of a Preliminary Injunction Under Pa.R.A.P. 1532 is GRANTED. The Acting Secretary of … Continue reading Marsy’s Law Ballot Question is ENJOINED – BUT You Still Need to Vote “NO”
Chief Counsel Joshua Prince of the Firearms Industry Consulting Group, a division of Civil Rights Defense Firm, P.C., was successful in obtaining a decision by Judge James of the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas, striking down all three of Pittsburgh's illegal ordinances - 2018-1218, 2018-1219, and 2018-1220 - which unlawfully regulated firearms and ammunition … Continue reading Pittsburgh’s Illegal Gun Ordinances Struck Down