Today, on third consideration, the Pennsylvania Senate passed SB 383 with the anti-gun amendments, which I previously wrote about earlier today. It is now imperative that you contact you State Representative and demand that they vote against SB 383 or completely amend it to address the issues that I have previously written about and remove … Continue reading Senate Passes SB 383 With Anti-Gun Provisions
Although Senator White's Office - the Prime Sponsor of SB 383 - stated on Monday that there was no longer an ability to amend SB 383 in relation to the issues I previously raised, yesterday, Philadelphia Democratic Senator Sharif Street added several anti-gun and anti-right amendments to SB 383, as initially reported by PennLive, which … Continue reading Anti-Gun Amendments Added to Senate Bill 383 Permitting Teachers to Carry Firearms in Pennsylvania
As our viewers are aware, I previously blogged about some of the issues with SB 383 in relation to permitting Pennsylvania teachers to carry firearms in schools. While some minor amendments have been offered in relation to it, there are still a plethora of issues, which preclude me from supporting it, even though I am … Continue reading Absent Additional Amendments, Oppose Senate Bill 383 Permitting Teachers To Carry Firearms In Pennsylvania
Recently, there has been a lot of public interest and questions asked about Pennsylvania Senate Bill 383, which seeks to provide school districts with the ability to approve school personnel to carry firearms in schools. As many of you are aware, I fully support having armed school personnel in our schools; however, this bill suffers … Continue reading The Problems With Senate Bill 383 Permitting Teachers To Carry Firearms In Pennsylvania
Today, the Superior Court, en banc, issued its decision in Commonwealth v. Goslin, 1114 MDA 2015, regarding whether an individual is entitled to claim the defense of "other lawful purpose" when carrying a weapon on school grounds. As our viewers are aware, after the original devastating decision was issued by the Superior Court holding that … Continue reading Chief Counsel Prince Secures MONUMENTAL Decision from the Superior Court, en banc, regarding Possession of Weapons on School Property
As our viewers are aware, I previously wrote about the devastating decision in Commonwealth v. Goslin from the Superior Court in relation to carrying a weapon on school property and the "other lawful purpose" defense. After the decision, Mr. Goslin contacted me and we, pro-bono, filed a Motion for Reconsideration/Reargument en banc, wherein, inter alia, … Continue reading MONUMENTAL Decision from the Superior Court Vacating Its Prior Decision Regarding Weapons on School Property!
Today, the Superior Court issued a decision in Commonwealth v. Goslin, which addressed the defense in 18 Pa.C.S. § 912 that a weapon could be carried on school property for other lawful purposes. In this case, Mr. Goslin attended an informal hearing with school officials regarding his son's possession of a knife on school property. … Continue reading Devastating Decision from the Superior Court on “Other Lawful Purpose”
Recently, in Commonwealth v. Giordano, 2015 PA Super 167, the Pennsylvania Superior Court published an opinion by Judge Wecht (who is currently running for PA Supreme Court) holding that although a school administration building was not defined in the statute as part of an "elementary or secondary publicly-funded educational institution" and no case law existed … Continue reading Can You Bring Your Sword Into a School Administration Building? The Superior Court Says No…