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Gun Law in Georgia

Audio CD + Course Book

Copyright Date:

December, 2017

Product ID#:

77253CDRA

Audio + Course Book

Credit Information

Continuing Legal Education

  • GA CLE - 6.00
From Event: Gun Law in Georgia, 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. Georgia Concealed and Open Carry Law
  4. Title 1 Firearms and Their Regulation
  5. Title 2 Firearms: Unique and Misunderstood
  6. Gun Ownership Legal Concerns
  7. Liability Concerns for Gun Dealers and Owners
  8. Ethical Considerations When Representing Gun Owners or Dealers

Continuing Education Credit

Continuing Legal Education – CLE: 6.00 GA - Credit Approval Expiration 12/12/2018 *


* denotes specialty credits

Agenda / Content Covered

  1. Constitutional Components of Firearms Law
    9:00 - 9:50, Jennifer R. Burns
    1. The Second Amendment
    2. Other Amendments that Pertain to Firearms Law
    3. Search and Seizure Issues and the Fourth Amendment
    4. The Taxing and Commerce Clauses
    5. State Constitutional Amendment
  2. State and Federal Firearms Laws: What Attorneys Need to Know
    10:05 - 10:55, Hillary L. Burns
    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. Georgia Concealed and Open Carry Law
    10:55 - 11:45, Lynne M. Fleming
  4. Title 1 Firearms and Their Regulation
    12:45 - 1:30, Patrick S. Ferris
    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
    1:30 - 2:10, Patrick S. Ferris
    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. Gun Ownership Legal Concerns
    2:10 - 2:55, Hillary L. Burns
    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
  7. Liability Concerns for Gun Dealers and Owners
    3:10 - 3:30, J. Maria Waters
  8. Ethical Considerations When Representing Gun Owners or Dealers
    3:30 - 4:30, J. Maria Waters
    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

HILLARY L. BURNS is with The Burns Law Firm, LLC, where she practices in the areas of wills, estate planning, probate, trust law, personal injury, bankruptcy and criminal defense. She is a member of the State Bar of Georgia. Ms. Burns received her J.D. degree from Mercer University and her B.A. degree from Agnes Scott College.

JENNIFER R. BURNS is the assistant county attorney at the Chatham County Attorney’s Office, where she assists in providing legal advice and representation to the Board of Commissioners, county departments, county boards and some elected officials. Ms. Burns is a member of the Appellate Practice, Constitutional Law, and Local Government Law sections of the State Bar of Georgia. She earned her J.D. degree from Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law.

PATRICK S. FERRIS is an attorney in private practice located in Douglas, Georgia. Mr. Ferris is a graduate of the University of Georgia School of Law, where he was named to two national trial competition teams. During law school, he served as a judicial extern to a federal magistrate judge and as a teaching assistant to Professor Lee Reed. After graduating from law school, Mr. Ferris prosecuted DUI cases in Athens, Georgia. He is admitted to practice in all Georgia and South Carolina courts, as well as the United States District Courts of the Northern, Middle, and Southern districts of Georgia. Mr. Ferris is also admitted to the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina and the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States. He is a member of several professional associations. Mr. Ferris is a fellow of the Georgia Bar Foundation and is a past president of the Douglas Bar Association.

LYNNE M. FLEMING is an attorney in private practice, she focuses her practice on criminal defense - state and federal, along with traffic/DUI offenses, as well as juvenile delinquency. Prior to her admission to the State Bar of Georgia, Ms. Fleming practiced in both state and federal courts in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Ohio. In Ohio, she was certified to defend death penalty cases for six years. In New Jersey, Ms. Fleming represented the state as an assistant county prosecutor in more than 120 felony jury and bench trials. She is currently admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court. Ms. Fleming has been selected as Best Criminal Defense Lawyers in Savannah, Georgia by Three Best Rated. She is a member of many professional organizations, including the Savannah and American bar associations, and the State Bar of Georgia. She received her B.A. degree from Rowan University, Glassboro, New Jersey, followed by her J.D. degree from Widener University School of Law.

J. MARIA WATERS successfully prosecuted cases in the Athens-Clarke County Solicitor’s Office, the District Attorney’s Offices in Athens-Clarke-Oconee and Chatham counties, and the United States Attorney’s Office. She subsequently worked for a Savannah law firm and operated her own law firm. Ms. Waters currently serves as an in-house counsel for Progressive Insurance. She also has been active in the legal and local communities. Ms. Waters currently serves on various State Bar of Georgia committees, including the Investigative Panel (Past Chair), Statewide Judicial Evaluation Committee, and the Elections Committee. She is admitted to practice in Georgia courts, the United States District Courts of the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Georgia, the United States Court of Appeals for Veteran Claims, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. Ms. Waters earned her J.D. degree from the University of Georgia Law School and graduated, summa cum laude, from Spelman College.

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Accreditation Details:

Continuing Legal Education

GA CLE: 6.00 Credit Approval Exp
12/12/2018
Includes - Ethics: 1.00
This program is approved by the Georgia Commission on Continuing Lawyer Competency. This program may qualify for up to 6.0 hours of distance learning continuing legal education credit with the Georgia Commission on Continuing Lawyer Competency, which includes 1.0 hour of distance learning ethical considerations.


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