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
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!
Today, I obtained a copy of a letter that Lancaster County District Attorney Craig Stedman issued regarding unlawful ordinances in violation of Pennsylvania's preemption statute, which was sent to all the police departments in Lancaster County, as a result of my recent success in Firearm Owners Against Crime (FOAC) v. Lower Merion Township. As our … Continue reading District Attorney Stedman Issues Firearm Preemption Letter
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
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!
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
Today, the Honorable Bernard Moore of the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas denied Lower Merion Township's request for stay pending the outcome of Leach v. Commonwealth, 585 MD 2014. A copy of the Order is available here. Accordingly, the matter will move forward and Plaintiffs expect that a hearing on their Preliminary Injunction will … Continue reading Lower Merion Township’s Request for Stay is DENIED.
Today, Firearms Industry Consulting Group, a division of Prince Law Offices, P.C., filed an 24 page Complaint, plus exhibits, against Lower Merion Township on behalf of Firearm Owners Against Crime (FOAC) and two individual plaintiffs regarding the Township's illegal and unconstitutional firearm ordinance - Section 109-16. In the Complaint, Chief Counsel Joshua Prince argues that … Continue reading PRESS RELEASE: Lawsuit Filed Against Lower Merion Township Regarding Its Illegal Firearm Ordinance
Today, Firearms Industry Consulting Group, a division of Prince Law Offices, P.C., filed an 87 page Complaint, plus exhibits, against the City of Harrisburg, Mayor Papenfuse and Police Chief Carter on behalf of Firearm Owners Against Crime (FOAC) and four individual plaintiffs regarding the City's illegal and unconstitutional firearm and ammunition ordinances, regulations and policies, … Continue reading PRESS RELEASE: Lawsuit Filed Against City of Harrisburg Regarding Its Illegal Firearm and Ammunition Ordinances