Gun Law: Navigating the Minefield of Change and Legal Chaos


Re-Broadcast on December 29, 2016

This program will provide you with a strong working knowledge of firearms’ law-making occurring at this time under strong counter-vailing trends, with calls for more regulation corresponding with record numbers of gun purchases and interest in firearms. It is focused on how to effectively identify the issues and handle civil and criminal cases under state and federal law—now. You will obtain a working knowledge of firearms law constitutional principles to enforcement at the state and federal level within this frame work. With this, you will be able to effectively advice your clients to avoid risk or properly manage it.

Key topics to be discussed:

  • Legal and Practice Implications of the 23 Presidential Executive Actions of January 16, 2016.
  • Ordinary Firearms and NFA Weapons Update and Current Enforcement and Related Legal Issues.
  • Classes of “Prohibited Possessors” and Regulatory Changes, including Mental Health.
  • Developing 4th Amendment Caselaw with Firearms.
  • Legal Tug-of-Rope with Open and Concealed Carry.
  • “Retreating” from the Castle Doctrine?: The Emerging Deadly Force Spectrum.
  • Universals of Self-Defense and Use in Your Case.
  • Emerging ATF Positions on Expungement and/or Restoration of Rights.
  • Current State and Federal Regulator, Civil and Criminal Enforcement Trends.

Date / Time: December 29, 2016

  • 2:00 pm – 5:15 pm Eastern
  • 1:00 pm – 4:15 pm Central
  • 12:00 pm – 3:15 pm Mountain
  • 11:00 am – 2:15 pm Pacific

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  • Live Video Broadcast/Re-Broadcast: Watch Program “live” in real-time, must sign-in and watch program on date and time set above. May ask questions during presentation via chat box. Qualifies for “live” CLE credit.
  • On-Demand Video: Access CLE 24/7 via on-demand library and watch program anytime. Qualifies for self-study CLE credit. On-demand versions are made available 7 business days after the original recording date.



ciyouBryan 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.

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