24thAnnual National Firearms Law Seminar

Friday, April 14, 2023

Indianapolis, Indiana

Marriott Indianapolis Downtown

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
Chief of Legal Services for the National Wild Turkey Federation
Board Member, National Rifle Association of America


8:30 - 10:10 a.m.

Session 1

The New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, Inc. v. Bruen Decision

Professor Robert Leider

Assistant Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason

Second Amendment litigation after Bruen

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

Updates on New Regulations Governing Pistol Braces & Frame/Receiver Definitions

Josh Savani

Director of Research and Information, NRA-ILA

Wildlife Law Enforcement

Carol Frampton

Chief of Legal Services for the National Wild Turkey Federation
Board Member, National Rifle Association of America

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

Special Lunch Presentation

“Assault Weapons”—Too Dangerous for Ordinary Citizens?

Professor E. Gregory Wallace

Professor of Law
Campbell University School of Law

1:00 - 2:40 p.m.

Session 3

“I Just Shot Someone and I Need a Lawyer” – Managing Client Inquiries in the Aftermath of a Critical Incident

John Freeman

The Law Office of John Freeman

ATF’s New “Zero Tolerance” Policy

Harry McCabe

NSSF FFL Compliance Consultant Team
McCabe Consulting, LLC

2:40 - 2:50 p.m.

Networking Break

2:50 - 4:20 p.m.

Session 4

Environmental Laws in Environmental Management of Outdoor Shooting Ranges

Dr. Richard K. “Dick” Peddicord

Environmental Range Protection

Intellectual Property 101 for the Firearm Industry

Richard T. “Rick” Matthews

Partner, Williams Mullen

4:20 - 4:30 p.m.

Networking Break

4:50 - 5:30 p.m.

Session 5 - Legal Ethics

Ethics: Supported by Probable Cause? Self-Defense and Prosecutions in an Age of Riot and Crime

Stephen P. Halbrook, Ph.D.

Attorney & Author

5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Meet & Greet Reception

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