Confidently Navigate the Complexities of Firearm Laws
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.
Learn how to fight gun confiscations by law enforcement and contest errors in background checks.
Identify situations in which you should or must break confidentiality with your client.
State and Federal Firearms Laws: What Attorneys Need to Know
Constitutional Components of Firearms Law
Title 1 Firearms and Their Regulation
Title 2 Firearms: Unique and Misunderstood
Gun Ownership Legal Concerns
Ethical Considerations When Representing Gun Owners or Dealers
This program may qualify for up to 7.20 hours of pre-recorded credit, which includes 1.20 hour of pre-recorded ethics credit, under the West Virginia Rules for Mandatory Continuing Legal Education. No more than 12.0 hours of pre-recorded CLE credit may be earned during a reporting period.
Gilbert Ambler is the owner of Ambler Law Offices, LLC, where he focuses on constitutional issues and criminal defense throughout Virginia and in central and western Pennsylvania, with many of his cases involving weapons or self-defense related issues. He also has experience representing both individuals and Federal Firearm Licensees (FFLs) in compliance with the ATF. Gilbert is a contributor to multiple firearms blogs, has taught CLE (continuing legal education) to other attorneys on the subject of firearms law, has been a featured guest on radio programming to discuss important constitutional concepts, and has taught hundreds of self-defense legal seminars to thousands of people. Gilbert is also one of the founding members of the American Council of 2nd Amendment Lawyers (see 2alawyers.org). He is author of the 2021 issue of "Virginia Gun Law, Armed and Educated" and co-author of "The Ultimate FFL Resource Guide," a comprehensive guidebook for Federal Firearm Licensees. Gilbert has represented groups including U.S. LawShield, Gun Owners of America, Gun Owners Foundation, and Virginia Citizens Defense League in various firearm related cases. He is licensed to practice in state courts for both Virginia and Pennsylvania, as well as in federal court for both the Eastern and Western District of Virginia.
Sarah A Gervase has been assistant general counsel at the National Rifle Association OGC since 2006. Ms. Gervase advises the NRA and NRA Foundation in a variety of fields, including trusts and estates. She is a frequent speaker on firearms law topics, including gun trusts, the National Firearms Act, self-defense law and the use of force, civil rights actions, and constitutional law. Ms. Gervase is a graduate of Harvard College and Notre Dame Law School. She also holds a Certificate in Cybersecurity Strategy from Georgetown and is a Certified Information Privacy Professional CIPP-US, CIPT, and CIPM.
David T Hardy is an attorney practicing in Tucson, Arizona where his main areas of practice include civil litigation and appeals. Prior to returning to private practice, he spent ten years in Washington, D.C. as a career attorney in Interior Department's Office of the Solicitor. Mr. Hardy has published four books and 25 law review articles, which have been cited by the U.S. Supreme Court, and by 11 of the 13 U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court; Arizona Supreme Court, 4th, 6th, and 9th Circuits, U.S. District Courts for Arizona, Colorado, and the District of Columbia. Mr. Hardy earned his B.A. degree, cum laude, and his J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Arizona.
Todd F La Neve of La Neve Law Offices, has been in private practice for 29 years with a focus on criminal defense matters, self-defense law, and 2nd Amendment related issues. A graduate of West Virginia University (BS 1989, JD 1992), his practice, based in Clarksburg, is statewide and he has represented several thousand clients in matters arising from every county of the state. An avid firearms enthusiast, Mr. La Neve routinely attends training courses and also speaks to groups about West Virginia's self-defense and firearms laws. He is the author of West Virginia Gun Law: Armed and Educated, a 2022 release, written in conjunction with his legal work with US Law Shield.
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