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Gun Law in Connecticut

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March, 2018

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From Event: Gun Law in Connecticut, held March 2018.

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. New York 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

Credit Hrs State Credit Approval Expiration
CLE 6.00 CT * 03/29/2020
CLE 7.00 NY * 03/29/2020

* denotes specialty credits

Agenda / Content Covered

  1. Constitutional Components of Firearms Law
    9:00 - 9:35, Rachel M. Baird
    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. Statutory Civil Rights Law
  2. State and Federal Firearms Laws: What Attorneys Need to Know
    9:35 - 10:15, David A. Clough
    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. New York Concealed and Open Carry Law
    10:30 - 11:10, John C. Drapp III
  4. Title 1 Firearms and Their Regulation
    11:10 - 11:45, Mark R. Zeck
    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
    12:45 - 1:15, David A. Clough
    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
    1:15 - 1:55, John C. Drapp III
    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
    1:55 - 2:35, Rachel M. Baird
    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
    2:50 - 3:30, Michael Jack Kaczynski
    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, Mark D. Phillips
    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

RACHEL M. BAIRD is the founder of Rachel M. Baird & Associate, which opened its doors in January of 2001. Ms. Baird focuses her practice on representing individuals charged with crimes throughout Connecticut in its Part A (most serious crimes), Part B state courts and with the inception of her firearms practice she has approached firearms issues in the context of civil rights. She has filed federal civil actions against companies, agencies and towns. While in the military, Ms. Baird began her undergraduate education at the University of Maryland, European Campus, in Germany. She continued her education at the University of South Carolina when she was transferred to Shaw Air Base, in Sumter, South Carolina. After an honorable discharge from the military, Ms. Baird completed a degree at the University of South Carolina and applied to Yale Law School where she received her J.D. degree. After graduation, she worked as an assistant attorney general and then as an assistant state's attorney representing the state of Connecticut in civil and criminal matters, respectively. Ms. Baird represents individuals in criminal and civil courts throughout Connecticut and Massachusetts and has argued appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York. She is accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs to represent veterans in agency proceedings. The National Rifle Association Civil Rights Defense Fund has funded three cases filed by Ms. Baird in the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut. In addition to her admission to the Connecticut Bar Association, Ms. Baird is licensed to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the District of Columbia. She is also admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut and the District of Massachusetts.

DAVID A. CLOUGH is a sole practitioner in Southbury, Connecticut, where he focuses his practice on legal matters involving business related matters and estate planning matters. He is an NRA certified instructor and has an extensive background dealing with firearms related legal matters and clients. Mr. Clough has developed over 30 years of continuing client relationships which is one of the benchmarks of his firm’s success. He graduated from Lehigh University with his B.A. degree and then went on to earn his J.D. degree from Gonzaga School of Law in Spokane, Washington. Mr. Clough is admitted to practice in the state and superior courts of Connecticut, the Federal District Court and the U.S. Tax Court.

JOHN C. DRAPP III is a partner with the firm Drapp & Jaumann, LLC, where a substantial portion of his practice has been civil and criminal litigation. He has represented hundreds of individuals charged with crimes ranging from disorderly conduct to murder and has tried numerous criminal cases to verdict. Mr. Drapp has also litigated many types of civil cases, including auto accidents, property disputes, employment matters and contract claims. He also maintains a family litigation practice and regularly represents clients in divorce and child custody matters. In addition to his litigation practice, Mr. Drapp assists clients with their estate planning needs and practices in all aspects of real estate law, including residential and commercial closings and real estate litigation. He is a licensed real estate broker in Connecticut and for many years taught Real Estate Principles and Practices, which is the 60-hour course that one must complete in order to obtain a real estate license. Mr. Drapp graduated with his B.S. degree from Southern Connecticut State University, and he earned his Master of Health Administration degree and J.D. degree from Quinnipiac University. He is a member of the Greater Bridgeport Bar Association, the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, the Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, and the Connecticut Bar Association.

MICHAEL JACK KACZYNSKI is of counsel to the Guilford law firm of Lafferty & Martin LLC. At Lafferty & Martin, he assists businesses of all sizes with a wide range of legal matters, including contract drafting and negotiation, risk management, business mediation, compliance, civil litigation, and more. He is also a practitioner-in-residence at the University of New Haven, and serves as a special education mediator for the Connecticut Department of Education. He is a member of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, and the Connecticut and New Haven County bar associations. Mr. Kaczynski earned his B.S. and B.A. degrees, magna cum laude, at the University of New Haven; and his J.D. degree with a certificate in law and public policy, with honors, at the University of Connecticut School of Law.

MARK D. PHILLIPS is a principal at the Law Office of Mark D. Phillips, where he devotes his practice to criminal defense and plaintiff civil tort litigation. Mr. Phillips has served as a Part A special public defender for the past 25 years and is qualified in all courts throughout Connecticut. Mr. Phillips is a member of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association and Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. He has been selected as a Super Lawyer for criminal defense from 2010 through 2016. Mr. Phillips is admitted to practice law in Connecticut and New York, and is also admitted to practice in the Federal Court for the District of Connecticut. He earned his B.A. degree from Hobart College and his J.D. degree from Syracuse University College of Law.

MARK R. ZECK is an attorney at Zeck Law Offices LLC, and has more than 17 years of legal experience serving clients throughout Connecticut and New York. He practices in the areas of estate planning/financial planning, real estate, federal and state firearms regulation compliance, criminal defense and civil litigation. Mr. Zeck has defended criminal cases as a special public defender for the state of Connecticut as well as hundreds of private clients throughout his years. He is also a licensed financial consultant. Mr. Zeck is trained in forensic science, criminal defense, and investigation with various state and federal agencies, including a certificate in forensic interviewing from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). He has worked for the U.S. Embassy, Beijing, China, the Connecticut Attorney General’s Office, the New Haven Corporation Counsel, and the New Britain Criminal Clerk’s office. Mr. Zeck is admitted to practice in Connecticut and in New York. He received his J.D. degree from the Quinnipiac University School of Law, his certification in International Economic Relations from the Beijing University of Business and Technology, and his B.S. degree from Marist College.

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