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Pennsylvania Firearms Law 201

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Jonathan Goldstein, an NRA certified pistol instructor with 25+ years of firearms law experience, returns with a deeper look into Pennsylvania firearms law. This quick guide is made up of three unique topics that provide a firmer understanding of the history and application of federal and state gun laws.

Why the Firearms Laws Are What They Are

American society has changed drastically since the signing of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. With more than 20,000 gun laws on the books at local, state, and federal levels, understanding the evolution of gun laws provides an educated perspective on the reasons for the dramatic shift in conversations about what the Second Amendment really protects. Jonathan opens this “gun law 102” presentation with an engaging look at why today’s firearms laws are what they are.

He Died with Guns in His Closet - A Primer for Trust & Estate Practitioners

What happens to guns when the owner dies? 

With tens of millions of firearms stowed away in gun safes, closets, nightstands, and desk drawers all over the country, chances are good that your client’s deceased loved one owned one or more firearms at the time of death. Estate plans should include appropriate provisions for handling the distribution or safekeeping of a deceased loved one’s firearms.

This hour walks you through key points to consider:

  • Who has legal authority to take possession of the firearms.
  • How to transfer the guns to beneficiaries.
  • Gun appraisal & valuation from a firearm expert
  • Acquisition, possession, disposition, and transportation of firearms
  • Surrendering firearms to local police
  • Gun trusts

Pennsylvania Law of Deadly Force

Many civilians choose to carry firearms in Pennsylvania.  If your client ever draws that firearm and needs to use it, what analytical framework governs?  If your client uses force, or even deadly force, how does law enforcement approach that use of force?  In this session, we’ll explore the law surrounding civilian use of force in Pennsylvania.  

Jonathan Goldstein's courses have scored big with your colleagues:

"The presenter's knowledge of the subject matter and the fact he has litigated a lot on this topic was most valuable."
"Straightforward outline of subject matter coupled with plenty of opportunities for Q&A."
"The presentation was so easy to follow that even someone with no gun experience could understand the requirements and pitfalls."
"I have taken many of this instructor's classes and they are always great.  I appreciate his balanced approach to what can be a contentious topic."


Recorded in April 2024.

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Jonathan S. Goldstein Esq. Goldstein Law Partners, LLC
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