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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.
In the upcoming year, medical marijuana business will be applying for a permit to conduct business in Pennsylvania as either a grower/processor or a dispensary. In my previous blog, I commented on how it may be significantly more costly to rent property for a medical marijuana business than a non-marijuana business as result of the risks landlords may face.
It went largely unnoticed, when the Missouri Supreme Court on April 5, 2016, unanimously reinstated a lawsuit, in reality brought by the Brady Campaign, that a dealer can be sued under a theory of negligent entrustment without the protection of the Protection in Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA – 15 U.S.C.
Whether you are dreaming of a White Christmas or not do not forget to clean your car windows of snow and ice this winter. Not only is it a smart idea for safety purposes but it is also the law in Pennsylvania. Title 75 § 4524. Windshield obstructions and wipers, states: (a) Obstruction on front windshield.
Today, the Superior Court, en banc, heard oral argument in the matter of Commonwealth v. Goslin, 1114 MDA 2015, where Mr. Goslin was previously convicted for merely possessing a lawful pocketknife on school property. As many of our viewers are aware, I was previously successful in having the court vacate its prior decisions and order re-briefing and re-argument.
Any entrepreneur looking to participate in Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana program understands that one of the biggest expenses and concerns is the location of the operation of the marijuana business venture. The Pennsylvania Department of Health is planning on issuing 25 permits for grower/processors and 50 permits for dispensaries (with up to three locations per each dispensary permit).
Tomorrow, December 10, 2016, Prince Law Offices, P.C., will host its 9th annual Community Meal at its Reading office, located at 42 S. 5th St., Reading Pa. (the Community Meal will actually be held behind the office, off of Wood St.). Every year, between Thanksgiving and Christmas, Prince Law Offices hosts this community meal for anyone who wants a hot, home-cooked, meal with all the fixings.
Over the past five years, since the passage of Act 13 of 2012 and the inception of Pennsylvania’s unconventional gas well impact fee program, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) has collected and distributed more than $1 billion to counties, municipalities and other organizations. Extensive public information about Pennsylvania’s impact fee program is available o ...
On election day in November, I wrote a blog article outlining the states which were voting to legalize either recreational or medical marijuana. Eight states voted on election day to legalize marijuana in some form bringing the total number of states who legalized recreational marijuana to eight and medical marijuana to 29. 1 in 5 Americans now live in states where recreational pot is legal.
From time to time, individuals inquire as to whether they can lend a firearm to a friend. While state firearms laws vary on this subject (for instance, in Pennsylvania an individual can lend shotguns and rifles but not handguns, unless the person receiving the handgun has a license to carry firearm), Federal law specifically allows one to lend a firearm to another individual, p ...
Often times, Federal Firearms Licensees (FFLs) inquire as to whether they can sell a National Firearms Act (NFA) firearm through the mail, without the buyer needing to be present. To the surprise of most FFLs, you actually can sell NFA firearms through the mail, provided the purchaser is not otherwise prohibited and is a resident in the same state as the FFL. 27 C.F.R. § 478.
While at a conference last week I had the pleasure of attending a panel discussion entitled: “The Second Amendment: Enforcing the Heller Decision.” A panel that included voices from across the political spectrum engaged in a give-and-take that well summarized developments in recent years. The discussion was recorded and you can view it here.
Readers of this blog are well aware of the extent to which individual liberties are constrained not only by laws passed by Congress but also by federal administrative agencies (like ATF but also including EPA, and any number of other examples). For most of last week I was in Washington, D.C., attending a conference, where over lunch one day I learned of a new proposal to empowe ...
The National Shooting Sports Foundation is reporting that on Monday, November 14, 2016, ATF announced that the new 4437 would required on ALL firearms transactions beginning on January 16, 2017. As you may remember, I previously blogged about ATF soliciting comments on the proposed 4473 and then filed a Comment in Opposition to ATF’s Proposed Changes to the Form 4473.
Congratulations to Pennsylvania’s own Commissioner Powelson! The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) Commissioner Robert F. Powelson has been elected as the next president of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC). He will serve a one-year term. “Since my first meeting in 2008, I have found NARUC to be an organization with a diversity of ...