Arsenal Attorneys' George Lyon was featured in a recent article of Matt Kibbe's column 'Essential Liberty' in the Conservative Review. The article, entitled "The Responsibility of Gun Ownership," is part of a series inspired by what Kibbe proclaims as his endorsement of "the entire Bill of Rights." In embracing the Bill of Rights completely, Kibbe began the new year by resolving to buy a gun, but he did not proceed to a gun shop. Instead he contacted our George Lyon for firearms safety and shooting instruction. Kibbe was joined by his wife Terry Kibbe, who chose Lyon as an instructor because of his work in Second Amendment issues.
The article quotes Lyon's biography from the Arsenal Attorneys' website:
In 2003 he joined with five other plaintiffs in the landmark case that resulted in the United States Supreme Court confirming that the Constitution guarantees an individual right to own a functional firearm. That decision, District of Columbia v. Heller, overturned DC’s prohibition on owning a handgun and now stands as a bulwark against infringements on second amendment rights. In 2009, he joined with three other plaintiffs and the Second Amendment Foundation to challenge the District of Columbia’s absolute ban on carrying a firearm for personal protection outside the home. That case, Palmer v. District of Columbia, resulted in the first issuance of DC concealed carry licenses in some 40 years.
"I found the guy," Terry Kibbe said after reading Lyon's biography.
The Kibbes' training began with a thoughtful discussion in the comfort of Lyon's home in Washington, DC, during which they discussed gun ownership, firearms safety, and the Second Amendment. Lyon said:
You will likely not see a special report on the news explaining that gun ownership can make us all safer from potential assault or murder, even though defensive gun uses occur scores if not hundreds of times a day. But if one careless gun owner breaks the rules of proper gun safety, and someone innocent gets hurt, expect to always hear about it, another hit in the constant drumbeat against gun ownership by responsible individuals.
This article is expected to be just one in a series by Matt Kibbe for Conservative Review about his resolution to buy a gun in 2016. We expect him to share his experiences at the range, at a gun shop, and in the gun registration bureaucracy of the District of Columbia. You can follow Matt Kibbe on Twitter @mkibbe, we recommend his column, Essential Liberty, with Matt Kibbe, at Conservative Review.
Arsenal Attorneys' provided firearms instruction to students, including journalists and political activists, concerned with developing their own marksmanship as well as learning about Second Amendment issues. The instruction took place at the range inside the headquarters of the National Rifle Association in Fairfax, Virginia, where many friends and clients of Arsenal Attorneys shoot.
The practical experience of our lawyers in the safe and legal handling of firearms helps us advise our gun-owning clients, including firearms manufacturers, instructors, and ordinary gun owners. We particularly use our knowledge in firearms to ensure our Arsenal Gun Trust services provide clear guidance to the successors and beneficiaries who will receive our clients' firearms in the future.
To learn more about our services, contact our office. We serve clients in over 40 states in matters related to firearms, as well as estate planning, criminal defense, business law, family law, and more.
Do you know the feeling when someone hands you a stack of legal documents and says, "You figure it out?" That can cause a pain in the pit of your stomach. We like to think clients of Arsenal Attorneys™ instead feel peace of mind when they receive the user-friendly documents in our Arsenal Gun Trust™ services.
Our Turnkey Package has several important purposes:
First, it simplifies the execution of the documents. We'll print your documents on heavy-duty, acid free, archival quality, 32lb paper, and we will flag the signatures lines for you, your witnesses, and your notary public.
Second, our custom binder includes a variety of labeled tabs to organize your Arsenal Gun Trust™ and all your other gun-related documents, such as NFA tax stamps, receipts, warranties, training certifications, concealed handgun permits, hunting licenses, etc. If you think of all the scattered locations where you currently keep such papers, you'll know how the Turnkey Package will make your life easier.
Third, the Turnkey Package helps you comply with the law. We provide you military-grade document bags to help you remember the necessary photocopies of your trust documents and tax stamps that must be kept with your NFA firearms. We recommend clients make multiple sets of copies to store in every location where their NFA firearms might be taken, including range bags and gun cases.
Fourth, and finally, this package will help your successors. Missing tax stamps is a common problem faced by people inheriting NFA firearms, but your successors will know where to find all of your trust and gun-related documents thanks to the Turnkey Package. Additionally this optional package includes a Tax Identification Number--otherwise your successor would have the burden of obtaining one.
New and existing clients may request a Turnkey Package. We will ship it to your doorstep by priority delivery.
If you obtained a trust elsewhere, we can revise it to match the Arsenal Gun Trust™ design, and we'd be happy to prepare a Turnkey Package for you. For a limited time only, we will include a $2 bill as part of the Turnkey Package to serve as the initial funding of clients' Arsenal Gun Trusts™ and as a reminder of the 2nd Amendment.
Contact Arsenal Attorneys™ to obtain your Arsenal Gun Trust™ and Turnkey Package today.
Visit Arsenal Attorney' Youtube Channel to see recent media appearances by our attorneys as well as special events featuring our law firm.
Arsenal Attorneys serves clients across America from our offices in the metropolitan Washington, DC area. We offer a full range of legal services, from criminal defense and business law, to estate planning, family law, and civil litigation. We are particularly renowned for our leadership related to the National Firearms Act (NFA) and for our Arsenal Gun Trust.
Contact us to learn how we can help you, whether your are nearby or far. Our team includes attorneys licensed to serve clients in nearly all jurisdictions.
Arsenal Attorneys' Matthew Bergstrom appeared on WMAL's 'Mornings on the Mall' this morning with host Brian Wilson and guest host Lisa Boothe. Mr. Bergstrom discussed firearms-related politics on the national, state, and local level. The full interview can he heard at WMAL's Youtube channel.
Mr. Bergstrom drew a connection between the executive actions announced by President Barack Obama last week and local protests directed at his client, Nova Firearms in McLean, Virginia. Mr. Bergstrom said he expected a similar showdown in Richmond as the Virginia Citizens' Defense Leagues conducts its annual lobby day following the start of the new legislative session.
Mr. Bergstrom said "Business is booming," for Nova Firearms in the midst of the gun control debate.
From its offices in the metropolitan Washington, DC area, Arsenal Attorneys serves clients across the United States. The firm practices firearms law, as well as business law, estate planning, criminal defense, civil litigation, and more. The firm is particularly renowned for its Arsenal Gun Trust solution for firearms regulated the National Firearms Act (NFA) and to protect the privacy of gun collections when they are inherited.
For our friends and clients in the nearby area, the Virginia Citizens' Defense League (VCDL) will hold its annual Lobby Day on January 18th starting at 8:30 AM. Lobby Day is held at the General Assembly Building, located at 9th and Broad Streets in Richmond. Participants will be assigned to groups and enter the General Assembly Building to lobby for gun bills. Each group will have volunteer leaders with written guidance to present on VCDL's legislative priorities.
Following the lobbying, a rally will take place at 11 am until noon at the Bell Tower, just down the hill from the General Assembly (near the intersection of Bank St. and 9th Ave.).
This event is an excellent opportunity to participate in the legislative process as citizens by engaging delegates and senators. Participants often describe the experience as educational and rewarding.
No registration is required. For more information, visit vcdl.org.
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