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
Berks County DA Dismisses Charges in Relation to Putative Domestic Violence
This week, attorney Jorge Pereira, in conjunction with Chief Counsel Joshua Prince, was successful in having the Berks County District Attorney dismiss felony charges against a client in relation to him putatively providing false information on an application to purchase a firearm as a result of a prior conviction, which the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) … Continue reading Berks County DA Dismisses Charges in Relation to Putative Domestic Violence
Police Recordings and the Right to Know Law
Earlier this month, Attorney Allen Thompson authored a post Yes, You Can Record Police Officers During The Course of Their Official Duty. The following day, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania released its decision in Pennsylvania State Police v. Grove, 1146 C.D. 2014. The primary issue in Grove was whether the video recordings of interactions between … Continue reading Police Recordings and the Right to Know Law
Roses are Red, Violets are Blue, You’re a Trustee, So No Background Check For You!
In late March, I wrote an article questioning whether ATF directed FFLs to abuse the NICS system in “requiring” a background check on a trustee to be performed on the transfer of a silencer to a trust. Furthermore, I contended that a Pennsylvania FFL who utilized the PICS system to perform such a check was … Continue reading Roses are Red, Violets are Blue, You’re a Trustee, So No Background Check For You!
Has ATF Directed FFLs to Abuse the NICS System?
It’s no secret that ATF told at least one FFL they need to run a NICS check on trustees picking up NFA firearms on behalf of a trust. In a letter addressed to Dakota Silencer, ATF explained: The term "person" is defined by the GCA at 18 U.S.C. § 921(a)(1), to include "any individual, corporation, company, … Continue reading Has ATF Directed FFLs to Abuse the NICS System?
Your Papers, Please.
On February 17, 2015 State Representative Cruz introduced draconian legislation that could only be described out of a play book from the Weimar Republic prior to the passage of the Gesetz über Schußwaffen und Munition (Law on Firearms and Ammunition) in 1928 which required citizens to get a license from police to acquire firearms. See … Continue reading Your Papers, Please.
What Every Aggrieved Pike and Monroe County Individual Should Be Doing
I previously blogged about our Firm being ready to represent those in Pike and Monroe Counties, who have been aggrieved by the Pennsylvania State Police's (PSP) actions, including removing them from their homes and conducting warrantless searches of their vehicles. If you are one of those individuals, in preparation for vindicating your rights, there are … Continue reading What Every Aggrieved Pike and Monroe County Individual Should Be Doing
Pike and Monroe County Residents: Has the PSP Violated Your Rights? Contact Us Today
Today, it was reported by My Fox Philly that "heavily armed" Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) Troopers "guarded an entrance into a neighborhood or area where they believe 31-year-old suspected cop killer Eric Frein may be hiding" and were "checking every vehicle leaving," without any warrants or probable cause. In further violation of these individuals' rights, … Continue reading Pike and Monroe County Residents: Has the PSP Violated Your Rights? Contact Us Today