The United States Attorney for the District of Kansas has escalated federal firearm prosecutions in recent years. Now, more than ever, an understanding of federal firearms law is essential when representing our clients. Determining who is prohibited from possessing a firearm or ammunition is a complex question that involves the application of both federal and state law. This presentation will explain how Kansas and Federal law intersect to define who is a prohibited person, and when a defendant's civil rights have been restored so that a prior conviction no longer counts as a predicate conviction under 18 U.S.C. 922(g) (the felon-in-possession statute) or 18 U.S.C. 924(e) (the Armed Career Criminal Act). We will also discuss the Tenth Circuit's recent decision in United States v. Brooks and its effect on federal firearms prosecutions, as well as some of the more common sentencing issues that arise in federal firearms cases.
David will host a CLE during the lunch hour in Wichita (November 12), Kansas City (November 13), and Topeka (November 14).
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