Vol. 3, No. 12


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Upcoming GPSolo CLE

Open Carry: A Fifty-State Review

Date: July 29, 2014

Time: 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Eastern

Credits: 1.50 General CLE Credit Hours

Panelist(s): Eric J Friday and John A Pierce


Join our expert panelists as they:

  • Review the law of all the states regarding open carry of guns
  • Decipher the differences between handguns and long guns as they pertain to open carry
  • Explain recent and pending cases

Over the last several decades, much of the focus of the gun rights debate has been on the concealed carry movement. However, since 2004, there has been a resurgence of interest in the 'open carry' of legally owned firearms.

Because open carry and concealed carry are often regulated very differently under state law, there has also been a surge of misinformation and confusion. Clients will often receive conflicting and incorrect advice from firearm dealers, firearm safety instructors, and even law enforcement.

This CLE program will feature a comprehensive 50-state review of the availability of “open carry” and the legal requirements to do so. It will also feature a discussion of recent and pending case law.

Program Outline:

  • What is open carry? (A constitutional and historical perspective)
  • Which states allow open carry? Is a permit required?
  • Is there a difference between handgun and long gun open carry?
  • The role of preemption in the regulation of open carry. (Dillon’s Rule vs. home rule)
  • The intersection of open carry and the Gun Free School Zones Act
  • Recent and pending cases

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