Archive for May, 2012:

Four Things You Need To Know Before You Go To A Gun Show

Four Things You Need To Know Before You Go To A Gun Show

Four Things You Need To Know Before You Go To A Gun Show At Gun Shows Today (GST), we know the 2nd Amendment Rights to keep and bear arms is a substantial right, but also a big responsibility attached with the purchase or possession of a firearm. In this blog post, GST provides you with (4) things you need to know about gun shows before you go. This is to make attendance a pleasurable event without any legal complications. Non-Dealer Transfers and Sales In some states, there is no requirement that personal sales or sales from private collections be effectuated buy the completion of an Read More »

Reciprocity and Reciprocal Carry, Part 9 in a 9 Part Series

Reciprocity and Reciprocal Carry, Part 9 in a 9 Part Series

Reciprocity and Reciprocal Carry, Part 9 in a 9 Part Series: The National Right-To-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2011 A topic of intense interest is H.R. 822. This is titled the “National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2011.” This bill was introduced on February 18, 2011. The bill proposes to amend 18 U.S.C. 926C, which is where the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act of 2004 was codified. You may remember from its brief mention in the prior blog post that this law allows qualified off duty and retired police officers to carry a concealed handgun in other states so long as they follow Read More »

Reciprocity and Reciprocal Carry, Part 8 in a 9 Part Series

Reciprocity and Reciprocal Carry, Part 8 in a 9 Part Series:    Right to Interstate Transportation of Firearms   Although the right to reciprocal carry comes from agreements between states to recognize the other’s licenses to carry, a number of important rights that allow reciprocal carry come from federal law. Specifically, there would be no ability to engage in reciprocal carry in other states without the federal right to interstate transportation. Precisely, if you had to traverse a state that did not have reciprocity, then there would be no ability to carry the handgun in a Read More »

Reciprocity and Reciprocal Carry, Part 7 in a 9 Part Series

Reciprocity and Reciprocal Carry, Part 7 in a 9 Part Series: Law Enforcement Encounters in Other States In perhaps a controversial blog in this series on reciprocal carry, I put forth what most attorneys could indicate are general rules for law enforcement encounters in foreign states with reciprocal carry. This blog covers some common issues that may arise, such as identifying yourself to law enforcement officers, to what position a defense attorney, without knowing the specific facts of a case, would take with the use of deadly force. You should know and understand such general rules, or Read More »