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Consistent with a growing number of county sheriffs, Chester County Sheriff Carolyn Bunny Welsh is not requiring license to carry firearms (LTCF) applicants to included references on the LTCF application. I reached out to Sheriff Welsh at the beginning of May about her position on the references, as a friend of mine was applying for a LTCF and did not know if he had to include them.
Today, the Office of Open Records (OOR) issued a final determination in relation to my Right to Know Law appeal in relation to, inter alia, the City of Lancaster’s redaction of donor information. You can download a copy of the determination here. OOR found Because Section 708(c) prevents the application of 65 P.S. 67.
Hunting license revocation season is upon us. I’ve been contacted by a number of individuals in the last several weeks regarding letters they’ve received from the Pennsylvania Game Commission stating that their hunting licenses have been revoked for the two years or more. As I’ve stated in the past and continue to maintain, when you are cited for a hunting violation, DO NOT ...
Although by federal statute there is a mechanism by which an individual who has lost his federal firearms rights may request a review to have them restored, that mechanism has been effectively unavailable for years as a limitation in the annual appropriations for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosive Devices (“ATF”) has prohibited the expenditure of funds to investigate and .
On May 27th, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case Kingsley v. Hendrickson – a decision which will surely have significant impact on the law of 1983 Actions and perhaps even beyond. Substantially, the facts of the case are as follows: In 2010, Plaintiff Kingsley was a pre-trial detainee awaiting trial in Monroe County, Wisconsin.
Most of us have had hard times in our life when we have had to use our credit cards more than we would like to. You lose your job, you go through a divorce, business slows down, or you suffer an injury. These common life events can force someone to use his or her credit cards more than they would like to.
As our viewers are aware, we filed suit against Lower Merion Township regarding its illegal firearm ordinance on March 20, 2015 and its request for a Stay was denied on May 14, 2015. In litigating this matter, on April 30, 2015, I filed a Right to Know Law (RTKL) request seeking documents in the Township’s possession relating to Section 109-16, since the Township filed Preli ...
As some of our viewers are aware, in March of this year, a Cambria County man and collector of firearms had 306 of his firearms confiscated by the Cambria County Sheriff as a result of a temporary Protection for Abuse Act (PFA) Order. (His name is not being disclosed due to the nature of the issues). Pursuant to 23 Pa.C.S.
Today, the United States Supreme Court handed down its decision in Henderson v. U.S., No 13-1487, 575 U.S. _____ (2015), holding that while a convicted felon is prohibited from “possessing” firearms pursuant to 18 U.S.C. 922(g), nothing strips the individual of his/her property interest in the firearms and the individual retains “the right merely to sell or otherwise dispose ...
As our readers are aware, Trop Gun Shop, LTD has been at the forefront of defending the rights of those in the Firearms Industry, including individuals, FFLs and Gun Clubs/Ranges. Recently, Trop obtained a determination from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) that benefits the entire Firearms Industry.
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. ...
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 committing a felony of the third degree under state law.
On Sunday, May 24, 2015, from 10am to 2pm, Chief Counsel Joshua Prince from the Firearms Industry Consulting Group, a division of Prince Law Offices, P.C., and Attorney Eric Winter from Prince Law Offices, P.C. will present on federal and state firearms law issues at the Heritage Guild of Easton, 70 Hilton Street, Easton, PA 18042.
Today, the Office of Open Records (OOR) issued a final determination in relation to my Right to Know Law appeal in relation to, inter alia, the City’s redaction of donor information. You can download a copy of the determination here. OOR found The City has not met it ...