As our viewers are aware, we previously blogged about Strattanville Borough's proposal to enact a firearm discharge ordinance, which resulted in Firearm Industry Consulting Group® (FICG®), a division of Civil Rights Defense Firm, P.C., submitting a letter written in opposition on behalf of Firearm Owners Against Crime (FOAC) by Chief Counsel Joshua Prince. Last night, … Continue reading Strattanville Borough Declines To Move Forward With Firearm Discharge Ordinance
Yesterday, it was reported by Reporter Scott Shindledecker of ExploreClarion.com that Strattanville Borough was considering enacting an ordinance prohibiting the discharge of firearms in the borough. Borough Solicitor Ralph L.S. Montana was quoted as saying that he has his work cut out for him because "[t]here aren’t too many places in Pennsylvania that have firearms … Continue reading FICG On Behalf of FOAC Files Letter In Response To Strattanville Borough’s Proposed Illegal Firearm Ordinance
As our viewers are aware from my prior article on January 27, 2017, after the the Commonwealth Court issued its decision in Firearm Owners Against Crime (FOAC), et al. v. Lower Merion Township, where it held that Lower Merion Township’s preclusion of firearms and discharge in township parks was unlawful, Lower Merion Township filed a … Continue reading PA Supreme Court Denies Lower Merion Township’s Petition for Allocatur Involving Its Illegal Firearm Regulations
Yesterday, the Pennsylvania Senate passed Senate Bill 5 with a vote of 34 to 16, which is a 2/3rds majority veto-proof vote; however, the vote could have been even stronger if three republicans - Senators Greenleaf, Killion and McGarrigle - had not voted against it. At the last minute, there were five amendments proposed to Senate … Continue reading Firearm Preemption Passes Senate With Veto-Proof Vote
Today, in an 8-3 vote, the Senate Local Government Committee passed an extremely important firearm and ammunition preemption bill - Senate Bill 5 - which in addition to reaffirming/strengthening preemption would also provide for attorney fees and costs, where a local government violates the preemption statute. Senate Bill 5 will now go to the Senate … Continue reading Firearm and Ammunition Preemption Needs YOUR Immediate Support!
As our readers are aware, on December 16, 2016, the Commonwealth Court issued its decision in Firearm Owners Against Crime (FOAC), et al. v. Lower Merion Township, where it held that Lower Merion Township's preclusion of firearms in township parks was unlawful. On Friday, January 13, 2017, Lower Merion Township filed a Petition for Allowance … Continue reading Lower Merion Township Petitions for Allowance to Appeal in Firearm Preemption Case
Today, in a case that I handled, the Commonwealth Court issued a decision in Firearm Owners Against Crime (FOAC), et al. v. Lower Merion Township, 1693 C.D. 2015, reversing the trial court and finding that FOAC was entitled to a preliminary injunction against Lower Merion Township's unlawful firearm regulations. The background to the case is … Continue reading Commonwealth Court Finds Lower Merion Township’s Firearm Regulations UNLAWFUL
As many of our viewers are aware, I frequently submit Right to Know Law (RTKL) requests to municipalities in relation to firearms law matters. After the City of Allentown noticed its intent to propose and adopt new firearm ordinances, in violation of 18 Pa.C.S. § 6120, I filed a RTKL Request seeking information relative to … Continue reading Allentown RTKL Response to Illegal Firearm Regulation Proposals
Today, another Amici Curiae brief was submitted in the matter of City of Harrisburg, et al., v. U.S. Law Shield of Pennsylvania, LLC, et al., 449 C.D. 2015 by the Allegheny County Sportsmen’s League, American Gun Owners Alliance, Firearm Owners Against Crime, Gun Owners of America/Gun Owners Foundation, Lehigh Valley Tea Party, Pennsylvania Federation of … Continue reading Another Amici Curiae Brief Filed Against the City of Harrisburg!
Today, the Honorable Steven Tolliver of the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas issued a decision and order denying Lower Merion Township's Preliminary Objections requesting that the complaint filed by Firearm Owners Against Crime (FOAC) and other plaintiffs be dismissed. In so ruling, Judge Tolliver not only found that the individual plaintiffs sufficiently averred standing … Continue reading Lower Merion Township’s Preliminary Objections in Relation to its Unlawful Firearm Ordinance are DENIED