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Gun Law in Montana

Seminar

Date:

Monday, March 19, 2018

Time:

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Product ID#:

78243ER

Location:

Holiday Inn Missoula Downtown

200 South Pattee

Missoula, MT 59802

$349.00

$339 / Each Additional

Registration Includes Course Book

Credit Information

Continuing Legal Education

  • MT CLE - 6.00

Program Description

Confidently Navigate the Complexities of Firearm Laws - From the Gun Show to the Holster

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. Register today!

  • Understand the lesser-known constitutional aspects of firearms law, including the First Amendment issues that surround gun shows.
  • Know how the Firearms Owners Protection Act affects the possession of automatic weapons.
  • Find out the legal requirements for an individual who buys multiple handguns in the same purchase.
  • Recognize what Title 2 firearms are and the unique purchasing and taxation requirements that come with them.
  • Get an overview of the legal requirements that govern firearms dealers, including audits by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
  • Discover the potential criminal or civil liability individuals can face under Child Access Prevention laws.
  • Identify situations in which you should or must break confidentiality with your client.

Who Should Attend

This basic-to-intermediate level seminar is intended for attorneys. The content will be useful for law enforcement, government officials, firearm dealers and advocates for gun rights or gun control. Paralegals may also benefit.

Course Content

  1. Constitutional Components of Firearms Law
  2. State and Federal Firearms Laws: What Attorneys Need to Know
  3. Montana 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. 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 *


* denotes specialty credits

Agenda / Content Covered

  1. Constitutional Components of Firearms Law
    9:00 - 9:45, M.B. Adelson IV
    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, M.B. Adelson IV
    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. Montana Concealed and Open Carry Law
    10:45 - 11:15, M.B. Adelson IV
  4. Title 1 Firearms and Their Regulation
    11:15 - 12:00, M.B. Adelson IV
    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 - 1:45, M.B. Adelson IV
    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
    1:45 - 2:30, M.B. Adelson IV
    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. Liability Concerns for Gun Dealers and Owners
    2:45 - 3:30, M.B. Adelson IV
    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
  8. Ethical Considerations When Representing Gun Owners or Dealers
    3:30 - 4:30, M.B. Adelson IV
    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

M.B. ADELSON IV is the managing member of the Law Offices of M.B. Adelson IV, P.A., in Tallahassee, Florida. He practices throughout Florida and consults nationwide on property and property rights law, natural resources (especially water) and environmental law; property title and boundary issues, easements, shoreline property rights and submerged lands; public lands, resource conservation, agriculture, protected species; fisheries resources; boat ramps, docks, marinas, and waterway access; local, state and federal regulatory agency licensing, permitting, compliance, and remediation; firearms ownership and firearms business laws; inheritance estates and trusts; business entity formation and operation; professional ethics; and administrative and judicial trial and appellate litigation. Mr. Adelson is a certified mediator, a member of The Florida Bar and is admitted in the Florida federal courts. He served in the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, the Florida Department of Natural Resources and has been in private practice since 2001. Mr. Adelson is a retired US Army officer. He is a federal firearms license (FFL) holder and he advises and supports firearms owners, manufacturers, retailers, and shooting ranges. Mr. Adelson is a life member of the National Rifle Association, Ducks Unlimited, North American Fishing Club, and he supports Olympic, military and youth marksmanship teams. He is active in the FSU College of Law Environmental Law Society, Moot Court teams and other college and community related activities. Mr. Adelson holds a B.A. degree from Virginia Military Institute, a M.S. degree and M.B.A. degree from Florida Institute of Technology, and a J.D. degree and LL.M. degree from Florida State University College of Law. His LL.M. dissertation studied shoreline property rights and associated access/egress easements.

Please refer to Continuing Education Credit FAQ for general information about seeking credit for your participation in one of our continuing education programs.

Additionally, our team of credit specialists are here to answer your specific credit-related questions weekdays 7am - 5pm Central:

Phone: 866-240-1890

Email: credit@nbi-sems.com

Accreditation Details:

Continuing Legal Education

MT CLE: 6.00 Includes - Ethics: 1.00
Approved for 6.0 hours of CLE credit by the Montana Commission on Continuing Legal Education, including 1.0 hour of ethics.


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