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Gun Law in Colorado

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Copyright Date:

December, 2017

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77234CDRA

Audio + Course Book

Credit Information

Continuing Legal Education

  • CO CLE - 7.00
From Event: Gun Law in Colorado, held December 2017.

Program Description

The constitutional protection of individual gun rights has never been stronger, but regulatory and liability concerns can hamper even the most responsible owner. Is your knowledge of federal, state and local law effective enough to protect your client from criminal or civil charges? Let our experienced faculty give you the insight you need. Learn the difference between Title 1 and Title 2 firearms, the requirements for selling at a gun show versus selling to a private party, and more. Make sure your clients are able to exercise their Second Amendment rights while avoiding liabilities that can put themselves or others at risk. Order today!

Course Content

  1. Constitutional Components of Firearms Law
  2. State and Federal Firearms Laws: What Attorneys Need to Know
  3. <State> Concealed and Open Carry Law
  4. Title 1 Firearms and Their Regulation
  5. Title 2 Firearms: Unique and Misunderstood
  6. Firearms Dealers and Licensing Requirements
  7. Gun Ownership Legal Concerns
  8. Liability Concerns for Gun Dealers and Owners
  9. Ethical Considerations When Representing Gun Owners or Dealers

Continuing Education Credit

Continuing Legal Education – CLE: 7.00 CO - Credit Approval Expiration 12/07/2019 *


* denotes specialty credits

Agenda / Content Covered

  1. Constitutional Components of Firearms Law
    9:00 - 9:45, Written and Presented by David G. Mayhan in Denver and Colorado Springs.
    1. The Second Amendment
    2. Other Amendments That Pertain to Firearms Law
    3. Gun Shows and the First Amendment
    4. Search and Seizure Issues and the Fourth Amendment
    5. The Taxing and Commerce Clauses
    6. State Constitutional Amendment
  2. State and Federal Firearms Laws: What Attorneys Need to Know
    9:45 - 10:30, Written by Stephen D. Benson. Presented by Robert B. Wareham in Denver and Stephen D. Benson in Colorado Springs.
    1. State Gun Law Update: Changes You Need to Know!
    2. Firearm Regulations at the State Level
    3. National Firearms Act of 1934
    4. Gun Control Act of 1968
    5. Firearms Owners Protection Act
    6. Brady Handgun Violence Protection Act
  3. Colorado Concealed and Open Carry Law
    10:45 - 11:15, Written and Presented by Robert B. Wareham in Denver and Colorado Springs.
  4. Title 1 Firearms and Their Regulation
    11:15 - 12:00, Written and Presented by David G. Mayhan in Denver and Colorado Springs.
    1. Modern Firearms, Curios and Relics, and Antiques - Important Definitions
    2. Purchasing Requirements
    3. Form 4473
    4. Multiple Handguns and Form 3310.4
    5. Private Party Transfers and Gun Show Purchases
    6. Title 1 Firearms and Purchasers with Criminal Records and Restraining Orders
  5. Title 2 Firearms: Unique and Misunderstood
    1:00 - 1:30, Written and Presented by Larry S. McClung in Denver and Colorado Springs.
    1. What is a Title 2 Firearm?
    2. Tax and Purchase Procedures for Title 2 Firearms
    3. Transportation and Use Requirements with Title 2 Firearms
    4. Title 2 Firearms and Entities Exempt from Tax and Purchasing Requirements
    5. Determining if a Title 2 Firearm is on the NFA Registry
    6. Protecting and Transferring Title II Collections: NFA Gun Trusts
  6. Firearms Dealers and Licensing Requirements
    1:30 - 2:00, Written and Presented by Robert B. Wareham in Denver and Colorado Springs.
    1. Procedures for Obtaining Federal Firearms Licenses
    2. Record Keeping Requirements for Firearms Dealers
    3. ATF Audits of Firearms Dealers
    4. The Special Occupations Tax and Becoming a Title 2 Firearms Dealer
    5. Curio and Relic Licenses: Their Functions and Limitations
  7. Gun Ownership Legal Concerns
    2:00 - 2:30, Written and Presented by Larry S. McClung in Denver and Colorado Springs.
    1. Restricted and Prohibited Weapons
    2. Persons Prohibited from Possessing a Firearm
    3. Licensing Requirements and Penalties for Breaking Them
    4. Restoration of Second Amendment Rights
    5. Gun Confiscations by Local, State or Federal Officials
    6. Correcting Errors in NICS Background Check
    7. Rules for Transporting Weapons
    8. Understanding Reciprocity with Neighboring States
  8. Liability Concerns for Gun Dealers and Owners
    2:45 - 3:30, Written by Jon N. Banashek. Presented by Jon N. Banashek in Denver and Sean J. Lacefield in Colorado Springs.
    1. Criminal vs. Civil Penalties for Firearm Injuries
    2. Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act and Lawsuits Against Firearm Manufacturers
    3. Individual Liability in Accidental Shootings
    4. Child Access Prevention Laws
    5. Stolen Firearm Used in a Crime
    6. Self Defense; Lawful vs. Unlawful Uses of Force
  9. Ethical Considerations When Representing Gun Owners or Dealers
    3:30 - 4:30, Written by Jon N. Banashek. Presented by Jon N. Banashek in Denver and Sean J. Lacefield in Colorado Springs.
    1. Exceptions to Attorney-Client Privilege Under Model Rule 1.6
    2. Attempt to Commit Crime or Fraud
    3. When Clients are a Danger to Themselves or Others
    4. How to Get Advice About Potentially Breaking Privilege

JON N. BANASHEK is a partner at Berg Hill Greenleaf & Ruscitti LLP, where his practice emphasizes criminal defense and civil litigation. He is a member of the Criminal Law Section of the Boulder County Bar Association, the Boulder County Bar Foundation, the Colorado Bar Foundation, the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Association and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Mr. Banashek received his B.S. degree from the University of Missouri and his J.D. degree from the University of Colorado Law School. Mr. Banashek is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court, District of Colorado; the U.S. District Court, Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals; and Colorado. (Denver location)

STEPHEN D. BENSON is in private practice with the firm Stephen D. Benson, L.L.C., where he practices in the areas of dependency and neglect respondent parent defense, criminal defense, Uniform Code of Military Justice, and firearms law. He received his Bachelor of Special Studies, cum laude, in philosophy from Cornell College and his J.D. degree from the University of North Dakota. He is a member of the National Rifle Association, the Single Action Shooting Society, and the Colorado and El Paso County bar associations. (Colorado Springs location)

SEAN J. LACEFIELD is an associate with Berg Hill Greenleaf & Ruscitti LLP, where his practice focuses on appeals, criminal defense, and civil litigation. Mr. Lacefield is a member of the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Association, and formerly served as chair of the association's Weld County chapter. He is also a member of the Colorado and Boulder County bar associations. Mr. Lacefield received his B.A. and J.D. degrees from the University of Colorado. He is admitted to practice in Colorado. (Colorado Springs location)

DAVID G. MAYHAN is an attorney with Wells Anderson & Race, LLC. He received his B.S. degree from the University of Iowa and his J.D. degree, with honors, from the University of Iowa School of Law. Prior to law school, he worked in Washington, D.C., for Nebraska Senator J.J. Exon. Mr. Mayhan is license to practice law in Colorado and Minnesota (presently inactive). He has practiced law in the Denver area since 1985, specializing in products liability and personal injury defense, and general commercial litigation. His legal background includes working as an in-house counsel for a major Fortune 500 insurer, where his work involved testifying before the Colorado State Legislature and supervising the management of civil lawsuits against the company and its insureds throughout the Western United States. Mr. Mayhan's legal background also included counseling a parent company for a major U.S. handgun manufacturer and handling cases involving negligent operation of firearms. In addition to his in-house experience in an insurance company, he has spent nearly three decades as a private practice civil trial lawyer. Mr. Mayhan recently served as an at-large member of the Colorado Defense Lawyers Association (CDLA) during which time he chaired the 2016 CDLA trial academy, planning and organizing a mock trial program involving a collection of judges and lawyers designed to train the next generation of civil defense lawyers. He has been listed in Colorado's Super Lawyers since 2008 and is also listed in Best Lawyers. (Denver and Colorado Springs locations)

LARRY S McCLUNG is an attorney with Wells Anderson & Race, LLC where his practice includes litigation and trial, primarily defense of construction and commercial transportation claims, and commercial litigation, as well as defense of professional liability claims. Mr. McClung is a member of the Colorado Defense Lawyers Association and recently taught at the CDLA Trial Academy. He is also a member of the Defense Research Institute and the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance. Mr. McClung is AV Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubble and is listed in Best Lawyers. Mr. McClung received his B.A. degree from the University of California-Berkeley and his J.D. degree from the University of Colorado. While in law school, Mr. McClung clerked at the U.S. Attorney's Office and then for the Honorable Nancy E. Rice. He is an avid military history and firearms enthusiast, with a particular interest in late twentieth century NATO battle rifles. He has visited virtually every U.S. Civil War battlefield, many Revolutionary War battlefields and many northern European locations from Ypres, Verdun and Belleau Wood, Bastogne and Houffalize, to Eindhoven, Nijmegen and Arnhem and Normandy. As a youth, Mr. McClung participated in the NRA's Junior Marksmanship program. Today, he is a recreational shooter and has shot at many private and publically owned ranges up and down the front range and on public land from Gunnison to the Pawnee National Grassland. (Denver and Colorado Springs locations)

ROBERT B. WAREHAM is the founder and managing director of The Law Center P.C. in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, where his primary practice area focuses on family law with an emphasis on complex financial cases and those involving allegations of domestic, substance, or child abuse. However, his familiarity with Colorado gun law makes him a sought-after source by the local news media when firearms or gun control topics are in the headlines. He is frequently cited in television and newspaper articles. In addition to his family law practice, Mr. Wareham handles background clearance denial appeals and petitions for reinstatement of firearms privileges. He oversees the criminal defense practice of his associates and colleagues. He was instrumental in having all criminal charges dismissed, and monetary compensation being paid to a theater patron who was arrested while openly carrying a firearm into a Thornton Theater one week after the Aurora Theater shooting. The financial settlement was the largest paid to date by a Colorado municipality for infringing upon a citizen's 2nd Amendment rights. He is a recognized expert on Colorado firearms law and 2nd Amendment issues. He has testified as an expert witness before the Colorado Senate Judiciary Committee on firearms and protection order issues; and was actively involved in the gun control debates in the Colorado General Assembly in 2013, as well as at rallies held in support of 2nd Amendment rights at the State Capitol. Following passage of the gun control legislation of 2013, Mr. Wareham founded The Citizen Armory LLC, a Federal Firearms Licensee, to give gun owners a safe, private storage option when required to relinquish their firearms due to a pending domestic protection order or criminal matter. A former law enforcement officer, Mr. Wareham firmly advocates for individual gun rights and exercises his right-to-carry daily. (Denver and Colorado Springs locations)

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Accreditation Details:

Continuing Legal Education

CO CLE: 7.00 Credit Approval Exp
12/07/2019
Includes - Ethics: 1.20
This program may qualify for up to 7.0 hours of self-study general Colorado Continuing Legal Education Credit, including 1.2 ethics credit.


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