A “ghost gun” is a homemade firearm assembled from unfinished gun frames and receivers, often purchased from companies that sell gun parts or parts kits that buyers can use to construct firearms at home. Because ghost guns are privately made, they lack serial numbers, which makes…

What Is a 302 Commitment in PA? A “302 commitment” refers to a specific provision under Pennsylvania law that allows for the involuntary emergency examination and treatment of individuals who are deemed to be a danger to themselves or others due to a mental health crisis….

CASE REVIEW: Commonwealth v. Bavusa, 832 A.2d 1042 (2003). Bavusa is a case that doesn’t make any sense to me, but for some reason, we see it come up all the time in Philadelphia County Criminal Court. The ruling is logically inconsistent, which is surprising because Chief Justice Castille…

In my gun case, the government is trying to bring into evidence that I was previously convicted (twice) of possessing a firearm illegally. My defense in my current gun case is that I did not possess the gun. I am not arguing in my gun case…

What kinds of defensive weapons in Pennsylvania are legal to carry? In Pennsylvania, you can carry a weapon for defensive purposes, but you cannot carry every type of defensive weapon even if your intent in carrying it is solely for defensive purposes. Also, if some is…