PENNSYLVANIA FIREARMS LAW & GUN OWNERS  RIGHTS

Attorney Mike McCormick's Pennsylvania Gun Law and Second Amendment Site

Get Relief From Firearms Disabilities; Restore Lost Firearms Rights; Expunge Section 302 Involuntary Civil Commitments: What To Do If You Are Arrested; How To  Appeal from a Denial of a Concealed Carry Permit; Appeal Pennsylvania Instant Check Denials; Get Seized Firearms Back. 

Important Appellate Court News:

      In a landmark decision, on July 22, 2016, a three-judge panel of a Pennsylvania appellate court, the Pennsylvania Superior Court, overturned the decision of a judge of a Court of Common Pleas that had denied expungement of the two involuntary 302 civil commitments of one of attorney McCormick's clients.

      The Pennsylvania Superior Court agreed with Attorney McCormick that the trial court judge had abused his discretion when he disagreed with attorney McCormick's argument that the procedural requirements of the Pennsylvania Mental Health Procedures Act were violated in the case when his client was committed and that the record of both of the two commitments must therefore be expunged.  

      The trial court's decision was reversed and the case was sent back to the trial court with directions that the trial court judge order the expungement of both commitments.

Case Citation: Westlaw 2016 WL 4035957

Other success:

     Attorney McCormick has been successful in restoring firearms rights for clients in twelve (12) Pennsylvania counties, Allegheny, Beaver, Blair, Butler, Carbon, Clearfield, Crawford, Fayette, Lawrence, Mercer, Venango and Westmoreland County.
    

     Attorney McCormick also has been successful in restoring firearms rights for former Pennsylvania residents who now live in California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, and South Carolina.

     No matter what Pennsylvania county you live in, Attorney McCormick can help you.


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J. Michael McCormick, Attorney at Law - Telephone: 412-828-8490 - Email: mike@pagunlaws.com

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ACTIONS THAT YOU CAN TAKE RIGHT NOW TO PROTECT YOUR FIREARMS RIGHTS

1. Contact your U.S. Representative and Senators and demand that they enact legislation guaranteeing access to the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms and federal courts for purposes of seeking restoration of 2nd Amendment Rights.

2. Demand that the NRA stops giving "A" ratings to legislators who vote to deny access to ATF and federal courts for purposes of seeking restoration of 2nd Amendment Rights.

3. Contact your your U.S. Congressman and Senators and demand that they improve the safe haven laws for travelers that are presently provided for in the Firearm Owners Protection Act (FOPA) and the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (LEOSA) so that those laws include protection to travelers against state and local laws that restrict magazine capacity and ban certain ammunition.

4. Demand that your state Representative and state Senator defeat Pennsylvania HOUSE BILL 931.

5. Demand that your state Representative and State Senator enact legislation that:

(a) mandates that the Pennsylvania Commonwealth
Court recognizes firearms rights as the fundamental constitutional rights that they are (and not as mere privileges such as a driver's license as the Commonwealth Court does now),

(b) improves Pennsylvania
expungement laws,

(c) improves Pennsylvania Uniform Firearms Act Section 6105(b) that defines equivalent offense, and

(d) improves Pennsylvania Uniform Firearms Act Section 6105.1 that provides for restoration of
firearms rights as has been recommended by Kim Stolfer and Harry Schneider.


LINKS TO FIREARMS LAW and OTHER RESOURCES:

The Laws Of Pennsylvania Relating to Firearms
as Prepared by the Pennsylvania Legislative Reference Bureau
(revised February 2013) (A downloadable 147 page PDF)


Pennsylvania Uniform Firearms Act.

Pennsylvania's Castle Doctrine
HB 40 of 2011
Act 10 of 201
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Pennsylvania's Crimes Code

Link to online source for the
Unofficial Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes from West

Google Scholar
(Research Appellate Case Law and Articles)


Pennsylvania General Assembly
(Find out who represents you in the Pennsylvania House and Senate and much more)

Pennsylvania Senate

Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Pennsylvania General Assembly Bills and Resolutions
(Search for the latest proposed laws by key words and much more)

Pennsylvania Session Laws, and
Pamphlet  Laws


Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Article 1.  Declaration of Rights.  Section 21.
 "The right of the citizens to bear arms in defense of themselves and the
State shall not be q
uestioned."

The Constitution of the United States: A Transcription

The Bill of Rights
Amendment II

"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

U.S. House of Representatives Downloadable U.S. Code

Pennsylvania's Concealed Carry Reciprocity Agreements
(This is a link to the Pennsylvania Attorney General's website)


Concealed Carry Permit Reciprocity Maps

Sheriff's Office, Firearms Division, Allegheny County

Courts, Allegheny County

Department of Court Records, Allegheny County

Criminal History Record
Information Act Handbook (April 2013)


KnifeRights.Org
Endorsed by R. Lee "The Gunny" Ermey.


ANTIQUE FIREARMS:

What is the ATF definition of "Antique Firearm"?

What is an "Antique Firearm"?

Is the Muzzle Loading In-Line Knight Disc Rifle classified as an Antique Firearm by the ATF?  YES.

ATF's Top 10 Frequently Asked Firearms Questions and Answers



WEBSITES OF PRO-SECOND AMENDMENT ORGANIZATIONS:

Allegheny County Sportsmen’s League
"Voice of 200,000 Sportsmen"

Firearms Owners Against Crime
"Pennsylvania Gunowners Defending The Constitution"

Pennsylvania Firearm Owners Association

Gun Owners of America
"The only no compromise gun lobby in Washington" - Ron Paul

National Rifle Association

Jews For The Preservation of Firearms Ownership

"America's Most Aggressive Defender of Firearms Ownership"





God bless America. Thank God for the Bill of Rights.




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Attorney at Law
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Verona, PA 15147
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