Gun Rights Restoration: A Federal and State Review

(2040 Ratings)

Produced on: December 05, 2016

Course Format On Demand Audio

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Course Description

Time 60 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

When a client has been convicted of a felony, or certain misdemeanors, then they are generally prohibited under both federal and state law from purchasing, possessing, or transporting firearms. Under certain circumstances, a person suffering under such disabilities may seek to have his or her rights restored. However, this area of law is a complex blend of both state and federal law and the legal practitioner must ensure that they structure any restoration so that it removes both the federal and state prohibition. They must also instruct their client on the limitations of any resulting restoration.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the limited options that are available to those with a federal conviction
  2. Understand the unique issues involved when the client has a misdemeanor conviction for domestic violence, including a review of recent Supreme Court cases
  3. Explore the specific concerns involved when the client has multiple felonies in different states
  4. Comprehend the differing approaches taken by the states
  5. Navigate issues you must discuss with your client following a successful restoration

Faculty

John Pierce

The Law Office of John Pierce, Esq.

John Pierce is the owner of The Law Office of John Pierce, Esq. in Bristol, VA.  

His practice is focused on the legal issues surrounding gun ownership including the development of NFA trusts, ATF regulatory compliance, and gun rights restoration for non-violent offenders.

He is the serving Chair of the American Bar Association Second Amendment Civil Rights Litigation Subcommittee and his writings have been published by the ABA Civil Rights Litigation Committee and the ABA Minority Trial Lawyer Committee.

He has taught numerous CLE classes for the American Bar Association on topics such as Gun Trusts, and Open Carry legislation.

His advocacy activities have been featured on Nightline and The Daily Show With Jon Stewart.

Reviews

WM
Walter M.

Very good presentation.

JS
Julie S.

Very informative excellent speaker.

TW
Thomas W.

Knowledgeable speaker.

BC
Bonnie C.

Interesting!

DM
david m.

Great presentation- thank-you

TD
Tara D.

Good presenter thanks

TI
Tara I.

very informative

MG
michael g.

Very good presentation on a very timely topic. Great CLE course.

LS
Lowell S.

Helpful

CP
Claudette P.

Clear explanation and overview of complex topic.

FK
Frank K.

enlightening..........

GK
Geoffrey K.

Good overview of this area of law.

DC
Daniel C.

This was a great lecture. the material was more complicated than usual, because of the competing federal and state jurisdictions,but the lecturer handled all of the issues very well.

JB
Janet B.

Very interesting. Guy knew his stuff and presented it well

NM
Nicholas M.

Interesting presentation

RC
Robert Z C.

Loved it!

JC
joseph C.

I have no interest in this topic but it is one of your best ever

LF
Leonard F.

Great presentation!

EF
Elliot F.

Good coverage of complicated topic.

SK
Stephen K.

Very good and helpful course and well presented.

CB
Casimir B.

Excellent presentation of a complex multi-jurisdictional topic.

DL
Daniel L.

one of the very best presentations I have watched in several year of Lawline

JK
Joseph K.

This was one the best CLEs I have seen. I get a few calls a year for this issue and could not help them. Now, I feel as though I can.

JB
James B.

Great

ND
Nicholas D.

Good course on a very topical subject.

CB
Carter B.

Very good, but I think it's hard to do a general overview of such a detailed topic. Still, the instructor did a great job.

LD
Louis D.

Very concise explanations on disqualifers.

JD
Jeffrey D.

Mr. Pierce's presentation was excellent! With gun rights such a hot topic in 2018, I strongly suggest you provide more presentations on the gun rights topic.

SR
Scott R.

Thanks!

JN
John N.

The speaker presented the topic in a clear and concise manner, emphasizing the need to get the client's firearms rights restored in all states where the client is prohibited before seeking restoration of federal rights.

MK
Michael K.

A very straightforward high-level synopsis of the issues

RF
raymond f.

guy was good with info between states

AP
Andrew P.

Great presentation Very interesting topic Thank you

JB
Jennifer B.

Thank you.

AH
Andrew H.

Excellent presentation; well stated limitations of content and advice for additional resources.

TG
Tom G.

Very educational for me. Was a topic I have been curious about and had no experience.

AK
andrew k.

great job

EP
Ernest P.

One of the better presentations

LG
Lourdes G.

Very well done and very organized.

MS
Mark S.

I enjoyed the program

PC
Pat C.

Nice review of a current topic.

LR
Landy R.

Very helpful--especially warnings about the potential pitfalls.

FK
Frederick K.

Helpful course.

VN
Vasiliki N.

Good depth of coverage on specific licensing issues

MB
Mayo B.

Great perspective. Outstanding course.

DL
Donald L.

Thank you,

CB
Christopher B.

I really enjoyed this CLE. This is not an area in which I practice, so I learned a lot and thought the presenter's style and delivery were very conducive to learning.

RB
robert b.

clear presentation of the topic. thank you.

BP
Bruce P.

Very helpful--esp the Catch-22's.

RG
Raymond G.

Very informative, very good speaker

RB
Russell B.

Presenter was very well prepared in the area of Firearm Rights Restoration.

DM
David B. M.

Well done.

BS
Brad S.

Good as an overview

RM
Robert M.

Excellent presentation regarding staying clear of pitfalls involved in efforts to restore gun rights in federal and state arenas.

SG
susan g.

Good speaker - really enjoyed learning about this topic - it's never really discussed.

GT
Gary T.

Great information.

CW
Casandra B. W.

Good presentation

JR
Janice R.

Well presented.

AB
Andrew B.

Interesting as I did not know a lot of that information.

GR
George R.

Excellent overview of subject matter

BF
Brian F.

great

KC
Ken C.

very interesting and informative

DM
Daniel M.

Was good.

TK
Thomas K.

Excellent course

VC
Veronica C.

slides were very detailed and helpful

JR
Jason R.

good job.

ER
Edward R.

Excellent practice pointers concerning the various limitations of restorations of firearms rights.

JR
Joseph R.

Great speaker and topic.

MS
mark s.

Thanks

DS
DANIEL S.

Excellent presentation!

SS
Stuart S.

The practitioner has practical suggestions for implementing the subject rights restoration directly into the daily law practice.

RW
Rhonda G. W.

Excellent presentation -- clear and thorough.

CS
Clarence S.

Excellent course.

MV
Michael V.

very informative and the presenter was specialized in this field making it all the better.

JG
James G.

I continue to be impressed with the quality of the LawLine CLE courses.

WP
Wayne P.

Very good course, very knowledgeable presenter

KC
Karen C.

Extremely informative and practical!

JB
Jennifer B.

Very good! Very helpful, relevant, clear, smart.

AS
Alfred S.

Was interesting to hear about restoration of gun rights.

KY
Kimberly G. Pigg Y.

Very informative

KP
Kyle P.

Excellent Overview

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