Bryan L. Ciyou is a trial and appellate attorney at the Indianapolis law firm of Ciyou & Dixon, P.C.. He earned his BA with distinction and graduated through the honors program, along with his JD, cum laude, at Indiana University in Indianapolis, Indiana. One of his key practice areas is Firearms Law wherein he represents a wide array of clients, including licensed manufacturers and dealers with criminal or regulatory/compliance matters, gun show promoters and businesses with firearms legal issues, and individuals involved in deadly force encounters. Bryan also consults across the United States with lawyers and those in the industry.
Bryan has authored several books on Firearms Law–the Indiana Firearms Law Reference Manual and the annual reference manual, Gun Laws By State. The latter compiles the thousands of gun laws and driving concepts and simplifies this complex interaction of local, state, and federal gun laws that bind citizens and LEOs who carry firearms off duty in other states. He also authored a portion of Inside the Minds: Strategies for Defending Firearms Offense Charges, published by Thomson Reuters, structured to assist America’s practicing criminal defense and other attorneys working in this area of law.
The local, state, and national media have featured Bryan’s a-political works and opinions numerous times. In addition, everyone from attorneys, judges, police officers, news reporters, legislators, and everyday people wanting to know more and accurate information regularly reference his books. He is a frequent lecturer on gun laws and has been active on the legislative front in different ways, such as advising lawmakers in drafting proposed legislation, considering current laws, and testifying about the impact of firearms legislation and regulation at the local, state and national level. In addition, he frequently teaches groups, ranging from ordinary citizens, LEOs, and lawyers, covering a wide variety of topics, such as current trends and the components of defending or analyzing a deadly force encounter. Bryan was also a presenter at the NRA’s 17th Annual National Firearms Law Seminar, covering material titled the “Federal Firearms Disqualifications and the Restoration of Rights” in April of 2014.
Bryan is actively involved in shooting sports and has trained at some of the country’s best facilities, such as Gunsite, under the tutelage of renowned instructors. He is a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association, the Second Amendment Foundation, and Safari Club International.