Dangers and Pitfalls of Traveling with Firearms CLE
Dangers and Pitfalls of Traveling With Firearms



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Course Description

This program was recorded on May 21, 2020

The legal chasm between states supporting and state restricting gun rights continues to grow, creating serious pitfalls for anyone traveling to or through another state with a firearm. We have federal restrictions on transporting firearms, as well as federal restrictions on states wanting to restrict travel with firearms. We have state laws contradicting the federal restrictions and providing a multitude of their own restrictions on the type of firearms, firearms parts, ammunition, and prohibited locations. Differences also existed based on the form of travel, combined with the restrictions added by private carriers. While it is impossible to cover all of these restrictions and limitations in an hour, or even a week, this course addresses some of the most significant issues and variations between the federal and state laws. It addresses several of the important statutory, regulatory, and case laws that continue to create a quagmire of confusion and risk.

Attorney Gary WellsGary Wells
Gary began his professional career in 1985 after obtaining a B.B.A. in accounting. He immediately passed the national exam and worked as a C.P.A. for several years. He earned his law degree in 1991 and began practicing law in California and later in Texas. During his more than twenty-seven years of practicing law, he has represented businesses and individuals in a wide range of legal areas, including tax and regulatory issues, civil litigation, estate and business planning, family law, and pursuing appeals in state and federal courts. He is the author of the extensive, two-volume set on firearm laws, volume one covering federal laws and volume two covering Texas laws. He has also authored several articles regarding firearm laws for the firearm-owners’ community.

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  1. Review of The Firearms Owner’s Protection Act of 1986 (“FOPA”)
  2. Federal and State Court Interpretations to Limit FOPA
  3. State Limitations Based On “Lawful Possession” of Firearms and Ammunition
  4. Implications of Ownership and Concealed Carry Licenses and Constitutional Carry
  5. FOPA Protections and Intrastate Travel
  6. Regulations on Travel by Air v. Carrier Rules
  7. Practical Implications for Traveling With Firearms