25thAnnual National Firearms Law Seminar

Friday, May 17, 2024

Dallas, Texas

Hyatt Regency Dallas

8:00 - 8:20 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:20 - 8:30 a.m.

Welcoming Remarks

Carol Frampton

Law Seminar Steering Committee Chair
Board Member, National Rifle Association of America
Chief of Legal Services for the National Wild Turkey Federation

8:30 - 10:10 a.m.

Session 1

Overview of U.S. Supreme Court Cases and Lower Court Case Law

Professor Brannon Denning
Starnes Professor of Law
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University

Supreme Court Gun Control Cases in the 2023-24 Term

David Kopel
Attorney & Author
Research Director, The Independence Institute
Adjunct Scholar, The Cato Institute
Adjunct Professor, University of Denver, Sturm College of Law

10:10 - 10:20 a.m.

Networking Break

10:20 - 12:00 p.m.

Session 2

Massive Resistance: Litigation Over States’ Refusal to Accept the Right to Public Carry after Bruen

Daniel L. Schmutter, Esq.,
Partner, Hartman & Winnicki, P.C.

Firearms Forensics in the Courtroom

Dwight Van Horn
Independent Firearms Examiner
NRA Board Member

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Special Lunch Presentation

What the Professor Learned from His Surprising Journey Inside America's Gun Culture

Professor David Yamane
Professor of Sociology, Wake Forest University

1:00 - 2:40 p.m.

Session 3

“Can I Own a Gun?” – A Review of Restoration of Firearm Rights Law

Derek DeBrosse
Partner, Barney DeBrosse, LLC
Partner, Munitions Law Group

Successfully Navigating Contested FFL Revocation Proceedings and ATF Disputes: A Recent Case Study

Paul Flannery & Kelsey Baughman
Flannery | Georgalis, LLC

2:40 - 2:50 p.m.

Networking Break

2:50 - 3:50 p.m.

Session 4 - Legal Ethics

Ethics and Social Media: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Facebook

Judge David Newell
Texas Court of Criminal Appeals

4:20 - 4:30 p.m.

Networking Break

4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Session 5 - Legal Ethics

The Right to Self-Defense: Case Studies from the 2020 Riots and Beyond

Stephen P. Halbrook, Ph.D.

Attorney & Author

The "Engaged in the Business" Proposed Rulemaking and Enhanced Background Checks for Purchasers Aged 18-20

Bryant Lewis
Assistant General Counsel
The National Rifle Association of America

5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Meet & Greet Reception: Post-Course Cocktail Reception

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