Firearm Legalities

Firearm Legalities

This section is not intended to be legal advice of any sort; but it should help you when looking for an attorney. Find a competent, licensed, general-practice attorney within the state in which you will be instructing. A general-practice attorney will have a wide depth of exposure to many subjects you will need legal advice. As a rule, general-practice attorneys are interested in helping their clients get through life by staying out of trouble and complying with the law.

If you seek out an attorney who “specializes” in a particular field, their bill rate is considerably higher because you are paying for that specialization. A word of caution: Attorneys are prohibited from providing legal advice in states in which they are not licensed. This means if you move from one state to another you will have to find a new attorney. This is because state laws can vary significantly; the advice from your old attorney may not be applicable in a new state. Be sure to confirm your understanding with an attorney before assuming it will be the same as a previous state. When looking for an attorney, do not rely on the law firm of Google.com. During the selection process, find an attorney who is: 1. Firearm friendly, 2. Understands you are interested in helping others, 3. Interested in raising awareness of responsible firearm ownership.

You can start with the National Rifle Association which maintains a list of attorney’s who have expressed an interest in second amendment rights and firearm laws. Visit local firearm dealers and ask them who they use for their business. Naturally, ask friends and family if they know of a good attorney. Join a social site, such as LinkedIn, which is designed to make connections to others with similar interests. You can search local news worthy events for attorney’s who defend our right to bear arms. If you have a good customer relations management (contact management) software program, you can look up attorneys who have attended classes in the past. Draft a letter of inquiry and email it out. As you receive responses you’ll find those who are legitimately interested in helping you out. .

Once you have narrowed down your list of candidates, check the local state bar association and review the attorney’s membership status. Perform a Google search and dig into that attorney’s background and reputation. If there have been disciplinary actions, suspensions, or other negative reports, you might want to pass on that particular attorney and find another.

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