This program, presented by Sarah Gervase of the National Rifle Association, will provide an overview of the different categories of firearms regulated under the National Firearms Act (NFA), as well as related regulations and case law interpreting the NFA. Specific topics covered will include registration requirements, different types of transfers, taxes, the making of NFA arms by non-licensees, state laws governing NFA arms, gun trusts, and legislative and regulatory updates relating to NFA arms.
Examine the history of the NFA and why it matters to current law
Identify what types of firearms are covered by the NFA and how they are regulated differently than other types of firearms
Recognize the most common violations of the NFA and their potential penalties
Advise clients who own NFA firearms or who want to buy them
Sarah Gervase has been Assistant General Counsel at the National Rifle Association since 2006.
She lectures frequently on a broad range of firearms law, including self-defense, the Second Amendment, state constitutional arms provisions, preemptions law, gun trusts, civil rights actions, and state and federal firearms laws.
She drafted the women’s amicus briefs on behalf of women state legislators in the D.C. v. Heller and McDonald v. Chicago U.S. Supreme Court cases. Justice Alito cited and quoted her brief in the McDonald plurality opinion. She also writes articles for the NRA Law Enforcement Division’s Quarterly Newsletter.
She received her J.D. from Notre Dame Law School and her B.A. from Harvard.