In this course, we review the various factors that control the acquisition, disposition, transportation, and carrying of firearms in jurisdictions across the U.S. We examine significant federal laws and regulations that overlay state law. We also review state regulatory regimes from the most restrictive to the least to help practitioners identify factors of significance for clients who wish to purchase, sell, use or transport firearms.
This course is pre-approved for CLE credit in the following states. If your state is not listed, contact support for more information on how to receive credit
Jonathan Goldstein brings nearly 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur and business owner to his law practice. Mr. Goldstein's practice focuses on firearms law and election law as well as entrepreneurial business advising.
Mr. Goldstein is an NRA certified pistol instructor and is a volunteer attorney for several firearms organizations including the National Rifle Association. He actively lectures on firearms law and firearms safety across Pennsylvania and is a frequent presenter for continuing legal education providers such as CAPE and the Pennsylvania Bar Institute. In May 2011, Mr. Goldstein was awarded the Defender of Justice Award by the National Rifle Association's Institute of Legislative Action for his "tireless service to the Constitution and with particular emphasis on the protection and furtherance of the Second Amendment." As of September, 2015, Mr. Goldstein also sits as a non-director member of the National Rifle Association board’s Outreach Committee.
Mr. Goldstein is also very active in Pennsylvania politics. He has twice been a candidate for the Pennsylvania General Assembly. Mr. Goldstein has litigated signature challenges in the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania and has briefed and won an election law appeal before the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. He regularly represents state and national political parties as well as state and local candidates across the Commonwealth.
Mr. Goldstein received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1993. He returned to the University of Pennsylvania for law school, earning his J.D. in 2005. Mr. Goldstein is admitted to practice law in state and federal courts in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Goldstein was the founder and President of Urban Technology Group, Inc., a technology services company. According to the Philadelphia Business Journal, Urban Technology Group, Inc. was the fastest growing services company in Philadelphia from 2000-2002. In 2002, Mr. Goldstein won the Philadelphia Business Journal's 40 Under 40 award as one of the most influential Philadelphians under the age of 40. From 2002 to 2004, Mr. Goldstein also served as an Adjunct Professor in Temple University's Fox School of Business teaching entrepreneurship and computer science to both undergraduates and M.B.A. candidates.
Mr. Goldstein is the Chairman of Schulmerich Bells, LLC of Hatfield, Pennsylvania - the world's largest manufacturer of musical handbells and is also Chairman of The Boat Safe, LLC, a leading manufacturer of marine bilge heaters.
Very well done,!
Great course and great instructor. I cannot recommend class strong enough!!!
A lot of great information
Excellent course. Excellent instructor.
A lot there!
Great presentation and presenter.
A very interesting and informative introduction to a topic I knew almost nothing about.
Excellent speaker and presentation.
Very knowledgeable speaker and up-to-date information.
This course was very eye-opening and informative.
Statistical research was nice to hear. Everyone on both sides of the issue should be aware of all this.
I appreciate the fast pace and detail provided.
enjoyed the scope of the lecture, would like to see more.
This guy knows his stuff.
Great presentation! Very well done.
Thoroughly enjoyed the robust examples of potential legal problems that permeated this lecture
very good, knows his stuff.
One of the best I’ve listened to.
Exceedingly good presentation even for those of us not in this field.
Best and most informative CLE I have ever taken.
Very Detailed and informative across federal and state issues. Well done
This course was incredibly informative. The presenter packed a large amount of information into his video in a manner that was easy to follow and understand.
Very comprehensive and well presented course.
Mr. Goldstein was animated, extremely knowledgeable and a great lecturer. I thoroughly enjoyed his class.
Very knowledgeable speaker. Highly recommended course.
This guy was great, not a drone like so many others.
I have no direct interest in firearms and still this was highly informative. One of the best speakers you have.
Really great course — thanks!
This was the best one ever. I learned a lot and my viewpoint was modified.
Very informative course, and enthusiastic, knowledgeable instructor.
Enjoyed this speaker and his enthusiasm for the subject.
Excellent presentation. Good speaker. Great information.
Excellent content. Will watch again!
Excellent Program on firearms.
Excellent and informative presentation.
Great knowledge. Well organized , masterful presentation
Very knowledgeable speaker.
Excellent overview identifying issues needed by T & E attorneys and general practice attorneys. Plus info on where to go for more info and help.
The instructor was very knowledgeable and did a great job presenting a lot of material over a short period of time. I look forward to taking additional courses with this instructor, and going further in depth on the topics he presented.
I was very (and pleasantly) surprised to see arguments from a person on the gun debate that I had not generally seen in the legal profession. I hope this presenter is kept by Lawline.
one of the best programs that you all have presented. my husband who is not a lawyer thought it was great too!!!
Well thought out and well delivered. Good job!
A particularly excellent presentation.
Excellent...and unfortunately increasingly more relevant all the time...some of the statistics were amazing, and show how the intentional bad acts out-shadow the minuscule threat posed by compliant legal owners...food for thought!
This was the best presentation I've viewed on LawLine. The presenter was excellent.
very good speaker - thanks,
Presenter was both professional and entertaining.
Unusually good session. Very informative.
Mr. Goldtsein was an extraordinary lecturer - passionate, thorough, extremely knowledgeable - one of the more outstanding offerings in the Lawline catalogue!
Fascinating. One of the best Lawline CLE's that I've watched yet!
One of the best I've seen/heard. Very well done!
Excellent presentation. Very engaging speaker.
Wealth of information delivered in a short time. Clearly presented and easy to follow.
An excellent, well-presented course.
Outstanding program. Knowledgeable, discussed the real issues that an attorney faces when they advise clients. This is a high level very instrucive CLE by a real expert in this area of Criminal Law.
Outstanding presentation of a complex subject. Many great additional references given during presentation.
The best presentation on Lawline that I have seen in four years of CLE.
Excellent & thorough presentation ~
enjoyed the video.
Excellent, excellent content & delivery!!
Really good. Best presentation of all the 2nd amendment and gun law topics.
Speaker was very interesting
such an important and current topic.
In 31 years of practice, probably the best speaker and best presentation I have ever had the privilege of seeing.
Excellent presentation and knowledge of the subject matter.
Good presentation and honest.
Great information. Well presented.
Great presentation !
Very good presentation. One of the best, if not the best CLE course that I have watched through Lawline. Thumbs up on this one!
Mr. Goldstein is an excellent instructor. Great course!!
Very good presenter.
Outstanding presentation, covered an incredible amount in a short time. Every criminal defense practitioner should take this course.
This lecturer kept my interest throughout the whole lecture.
Very well presented covering many topics.
One of best Lawline presentations I have participated in to date!
Excellent delivery and resources.
One of two best programs I have watched on Lawline
Mr Goldstein is well versed in the topic, and provided an informative and practical presentation. It would be worth watching again.
Great Program - Would have appreciated a better overview of Gun Trusts
Informative for today's gun issues
Excellent course; scared the hell out of me as an attorney, as a citizen, as gun owner and as a carry permit holder!
Very well done!
Very good presentation.
Excellent and incredibly comprehensive in light of the time limitations.
Presenter was incredible. So far, he's by far the best that I've seen.
Great speaker, superb content
Terrific presentation. Detailed. Humorous.
Very informative, great speaker, kept it interesting.
Easily the best presentation I have seen on Lawline.
Very interesting topic. I learned a lot.
One of the best speakers from Lawline!
Fantastic speaker! Wow. Really enjoyed this one. Subject matter very timely.
Excellent lecturer and excellent presentation.
Excellent. I would like to see a Part 2 where he continues topics he touched on near the end of the course.
best I have viewed yet.
Very well made
Excellent program on firearm issues
Thanks you for the excellent CLE.
Excellent course, excellent speaker
Outstanding. Goldstein knows his stuff!
very knowledgeable faculty. Excellent material and presented in a very understanding way.
Really great presentation!
BEST CLASS YOU HAVE OFFERED!
Lots of useful information.
This was the best presentation I have seen on Lawline.
Well rounded overview.
The instructor was excellent. He was very knowledgeable, and his delivery was superior.
Excellent speaker, presentation and Analysis.
Excellent course. I highly recommend it.
Excellent course in both content and presentation!
Extremely interesting and excellent presentation.
Excellent seminar. Speaker was awesome and knows his stuff.
Superb presentation and extremely knowledgeable about this subject.
Very good course.
outstanding presenter; extremely well informed; outstanding legal and practical advice
Outstanding. I teach firearms law in Illinois and found out areas for further research and the need to tweak my class outline.
Excellent! good dry sense of humor, scholarly. Thanks!
We need more gun courses!!
very good presentation
great instructor. please do more
Great presentation, very informative, engaging speaker.
This was a great program - highly recommend! Great presenter.
One of the best programs that I have seen on Lawline.
Very good. Bring him back.
Best faculty ever!!!!