Arsenal Attorneys is a nationwide law practice with offices in Fairfax, Virginia near Washington, DC and in Rocklin, California near Sacramento. We serve large and small clients, often remotely. Depending on the client's location, our services include estate planning, civil litigation, criminal defense, business law, landlord-tenant disputes, real estate, and firearms regulations. Our team of attorneys is licensed to serve clients in over 30 states. Contact us today to discuss your goals.
There’s been much excitement in the NFA world since a recent letter from ATF addressed to a South Dakota gun dealer was leaked on the internet. Based on the legal reasoning ATF used in the letter, some are calling for a rush to use trusts to manufacture new machine guns. The letter has also been the basis of speculation about possible changes in ATF policies concerning the Gun Control Act and NICS checks for trusts.
Arsenal Attorneys will present the "Essentials of Self-Defense Law" at the headquarters of the National Rifle Association on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 6:30-9:30pm (check-in at 6 pm). The firm’s attorneys, including a defense attorney and a former prosecutor, will explain what gun owners should know about their rights to protect themselves. The instructors will first present the law of self-defense using actual court cases. Students will then apply the law to real-life scenarios to determine when self-defense is justified. Finally, the class will explore the criminal justice system to understand how self-defense claims are handled by law enforcement, prosecutors, judges, and jurors.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearrms and Explosives (ATF) has confirmed no action will be completed this year on their proposal known as '41P.' That proposal was originally drafted to create additional requirements for applications for NFA firearms by trusts, such as silencers, short barrel rifles (SBR) and machine guns; however the overwhelming opposition to the proposal caused ATF to delay the adoption of this proposal. In fact, 41P will likely encounter more obstacles which could delay, alter, or prevent the proposal from becoming a final order. No one really knows if or when the 41P proposal would ever be adopted.
Separately, according to reports at the recent National Firearms Law Seminar in Indianapolis, any final rules by ATF will be prospective only. This means that existing trusts and NFA tax stamps will be grandfathered in and the new rules would not apply to existing trusts or any trusts and NFA tax stamps applications already submitted to ATF.
During our Arsenal Gun Trust consultations, Arsenal Attorneys advises each client on such developments by providing a briefing on current events. This helps each client separate fact from fiction during the ongoing debate about firearms regulations. For example, by law, ATF must provide a date when a proposal could become a final order. In the case of '41P', ATF originally posted a date for a final order of 06/00/2014. Now the ATF has changed that date to 01/00/15. Neither of these dates appear to take into account the time needed to resolve all the flaws in 41P and the logistical challenges it would face before it could be implemented by the federal bureaucracy. Similar proposals have taken many years to become a final order, and many proposals like this never became final orders. Contact us to learn how we can help you protect your firearms and your loved ones in light of the ever-changing regulations.
Meet Arsenal Attorneys at the biggest gun show on the East Coast this weekend at the Nation's Gun Show June 6-8 in Chantilly, Virginia. The show starts early at 1 pm Friday. Throughout the weekend our attorneys will be available to discuss your questions about our Arsenal Gun Trust services and our upcoming course "Essentials of Self-Defense Law" to be held June 25 at NRA Headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia.
For more details abou the Nation's Gun Show and to find a coupon for a discounted admission, visit: http://www.thenationsgunshow.com/.
Arsenal Attorneys will be appearing at Green Top in Ashland, Virginia along with Todd Brueckmann of TBA Suppressors. We will be presenting an overview of NFA firearms, including TBA's own line of silencers. We will also explain the process of obtaining NFA firearms, developments in the law and politics concerning NFA firearms, and the benefits of using an Arsenal Gun Trust to obtain NFA firearms and to protect your entire gun collection.
If you live in Northern Virginia, the Virginia Citizen’s Defense League will convene it’s membership meeting tonight in Loudoun County. VCDL meetings in Loudoun have been rare, so a good turnout tonight will help ensure it will be the location for future meetings. Many local officials have been invited so it'll be an opportunity to learn about local and statewide issues.
The VCDL meeting will take place in Sterling, VA (Loudoun County) at:
21030 Whitfield Pl
Potomac Falls, VA 20165
Fellowship starts at 7:30 PM and the meeting is called to order at 8:00 PM and will run until 9:30 PM when it will adjourn so participants may gather at a nearby restaurant for dinner and continued fellowship.
The meeting is open to the public.
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