Live Seminar

Gun Law in North Carolina



Friday, February 23, 2018


9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

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Hampton Inn & Suites Charlotte-Arrowood

9110 Southern Pine Boulevard

Charlotte, NC 28273


$349 / Each Additional

Registration Includes Course Book

Credit Information

Continuing Legal Education

  • NC 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.
  • Learn how to fight gun confiscations by law enforcement and contest errors in background checks.
  • 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. North Carolina 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: 6.00 *

* denotes specialty credits

Agenda / Content Covered

  1. Constitutional Components of Firearms Law
    9:00 - 9:45, Thomas Faulk
    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 - 10:15, Thomas Faulk
    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. North Carolina Concealed and Open Carry Law
    10:30 - 11:00, Thomas Faulk
  4. Title 1 Firearms and Their Regulation
    11:00 - 11:45, Ronald J. Shook
    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 - 1:30, Ronald J. Shook
    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, Cynthia E. Everson
    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
    2:15 - 3:00, Ronald J. Shook
    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
    3:00 - 3:30, Cynthia E. Everson
    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, Cynthia E. Everson
    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

CYNTHIA E. EVERSON is an attorney at Everson Law Firm, PLLC, where she provides private representation for federal and state criminal and civil matters, with an emphasis on indigent representation. She has defended people accused of gun crimes in both state and federal court, and has litigated issues related to the right to possess (and carry) firearms, as well as property issues related to retrieving firearms that were seized from law enforcement. Ms. Everson is an adjunct writing instructor at Rowan Cabarrus Community College in Concord, North Carolina, and has been teaching there for two years. She received her B.A. degree from Gardner Webb University, her M.A. degree from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, and her J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from the Charlotte School of Law.

THOMAS FAULK is a sole-practitioner in Charlotte. Mr. Faulk focuses his practice in the areas of firearms law, real estate, commercial and business law. Mr. Faulk earned his B.S. degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, his M.B.A. degree from the College of William & Mary, and his J.D. degree from Florida State University. He is the author of Firearms Law of North Carolina (3rd Edition, Clermont Book Publishing, Co.).

RONALD J. SHOOK is a partner at the Gaston County firm of Street & Shook, LLP, where he practices criminal defense, immigration, and firearms law. Mr. Shook is a strong defender of the Second Amendment. Much of his practice involves appealing the denial of purchase and concealed carry permits, restoration of firearms rights hearings, and defending citizens charged with firearms offenses. Mr. Shook received his B.A. degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and his J.D. degree from Charlotte School of Law.

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Phone: 866-240-1890


Accreditation Details:

Continuing Legal Education

NC CLE: 6.00 Includes - Ethics: 1.00
NBI, Inc. is an accredited sponsor with the North Carolina State Board of Continuing Legal Education. Attendance of this program will result in 6.0 hours of CLE credit, including 1.0 ethics.

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