There is much discussion about this new PA ruling on the PAFOA discussion forum. Several participants are lawyers, and they all seem to agree that the decision was a kludge of a hatchet job, and completely at variance with what PA state law actually says and requires. Nonetheless, it's there and it stands unless appealed and reversed.
One problem is that, apparently, the attorney handling the case for the defendant was less than proficient in firearms law -- or even typing (he was admonished by the court for not having submitted his brief in the prescribed format
). Most of the members of PAFOA are hoping he'll appeal, but only if he hires a better attorney.