In a monumental decision issued this morning and secured by Chief Counsel Joshua Prince of Firearms Industry Consulting Group, the Commonwealth Court, en banc, overruled its prior precedent and held that it was "untenable" to require a plaintiff to declare in a complaint that he/she has violated or been prosecuted for an enacted ordinance and … Continue reading MONUMENTAL DECISION – Commonwealth Court OVERRULES Prior Decision Regarding Standing to Bring a Challenge to an Unlawful Firearm Ordinance
Today, Chief Counsel Joshua Prince of the Firearms Industry Consulting Group, a division of Civil Rights Defense Firm, P.C., filed suit on behalf of Allegheny County Sportsmen's League (ACSL), Firearm Owners Against Crime (FOAC), Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC), Firearms Policy Foundation (FPF), and several individual plaintiffs against the City of Pittsburgh, Mayor Peduto and several … Continue reading Pittsburgh Sued Over Illegal, Anti-Gun Enactments
In ardent defiance of Article 1, Section 21 of the Pennsylvania Constitution and 18 Pa.C.S. §§ 5301, 6120, the City of Pittsburgh has scheduled a public hearing on January 24, 2019 at 6 PM in relation to its illegal firearm proposals. Background Prior to the formal announcement of these unlawful proposals, on December 17, 2018, … Continue reading City of Pittsburgh Schedules Public Hearing In Relation To Illegal Firearm Proposals – What YOU Need To Know
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
With the noted exception of the current Attorney General, there is a growing acceptance of legalize use of marijuana in the United States. Thirty of the fifty states have legalized marijuana for either medical and/or recreational use. As the laws with regards to marijuana use continue to change state by state, the states which have … Continue reading More Pennsylvania Cities Decriminalize Marijuana Despite State Law.
Today, it was reported by ExploreClarion.com that Jenks Township was considering enacting an ordinance prohibiting the discharge of firearms in the township. As a result, Firearms Industry Consulting Group® (FICG®), a division of Civil Rights Defense Firm, P.C., on behalf of its client, Firearm Owners Against Crime (FOAC), filed a letter in opposition to … Continue reading FICG On Behalf of FOAC Files Letter In Response To Jenks Township’s Proposed Illegal Firearm Ordinance
As I reviewed back in May of 2015, the Lower Merion Township taxpayers were already on the hook for approximately $4,900 in legal fees, as a result of its unlawful firearm ordinances. Although the Commonwealth Court declared the ordinances unlawful and the PA Supreme Court refused to hear the Township's appeal of the matter, the … Continue reading Part 2: Lower Merion Township – Taxpayers on the Hook for Legal Expenses related to Illegal Firearms Ordinance
As our viewers are aware, we became aware on August 30, 2017, that at its upcoming September 19th meeting, Lower Merion Township is considering a new firearm discharge ordinance, even after the Commonwealth Court struck down its current discharge ordinance and held that municipalities may not regulate discharge. As a result, in a letter sent … Continue reading Montgomery District Attorney Requested to Investigate and Charge Lower Merion Township for Proposed Firearm Regulation
Today, I became aware that Lower Merion Township is considering a new, unlawful firearm discharge regulation, after having their current discharge provision ruled unlawful by the Commonwealth Court and denied review by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in Firearm Owners Against Crime, et al. v. Lower Merion Township, 151 A.3d 1172 (Pa. Cmwlth. Ct. 2016) (petition … Continue reading Lower Merion Township Considering Unlawful Firearm Regulation After Losing On The Same Basis – Taxpayers To Be On The Hook!