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ABOUT THE AUTHOR Bryan L. Ciyou is a trial and appellate attorney at the Indianapolis law firm of Ciyou & Dixon, P.C. He earned his BA with distinction and graduated through the honors program, along with his JD,... Read More

Monthly Archives: August, 2012

Are You Using The Current ATF 4473 Form?

Would You Bet Your License On It?  There is an old adage, “The only constant is change”. This true with everything in life, and law in particular. Everyone who has followed firearms law understand this. The Assault Weapons Ban was enacted and then vanished by its sunset provision in 2004. As Congress and its administrative agency, ATF, change laws, it sometimes requires a revision of the key form to purchase a weapon at retail, the ATF 4473 Form. With a change in the interpretation as it relates to the status of nonimmigrant aliens versus those admitted with a visa, the ATF 4473 Form had to be revised. This revision occurred… Read More

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Ignorance of Federal Firearms Law is no Excuse

Lawfully filling out an ATFE 4473 Form and Avoiding a Federal Criminal Charge If you watch many television shows or evening news, it is very easy to associate the term “indictment”–someone who has been indicted–with a big federal case. The same thing appears on the caption of newspapers, like “77 Drug Cartel Members Indicted by U.S. Attorney.” However, a pending arrest in state court for a felony or a crime for which you may be punished by a period of a year or more incarceration is an “indictment” for purposes of purchasing a firearm and truthfully answering question 11(b) on the AFT Form 4473 (revised April, 2012).1 This question states:… Read More

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Upcoming Event – Bryan Ciyou and Ashley Varner – 8/23/2012

8.23.2012 Bryan L. Ciyou & Ashley Varner, will be interview guests on the Abdul Politically Speaking Radio Show, topics include Gun Laws By State, how American viewpoints have changed over the years, to the point where when shootings take place, instead of agreeing to and clamoring for more gun control laws, the people are saying, “no — having guns of our own will protect us better than the gun control laws”, online ammunition sales, youth access to guns, and spikes in gun sales, trends in gun ownership and various other gun laws topics. Start time is 11:00am EST. Click here to listen to the show.

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Gun Laws News 8/21/2012

VCDL and Comparisons vs. Analogies | Shall Not Be Questioned I see that sign, and I’m thinking, “OK, I’m carrying a gun that is permitted by law, so I can go right in.” I think most people who have a legal firearm on them would come to the same conclusion. So what’s to protest? One could argue the sign is … http://www.pagunblog.com/ — Sat, 18 Aug 2012 17:10:03 -0700 Sen. Jim Risch: Treaties Must Not Harm America’s Sovereignty … Recently, the committee conducted a number of hearings on the U.N. Convention of the Law of the Sea Treaty, and the Obama administration has sought to conclude a U.N. treaty on… Read More

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Upcoming Event – Bryan Ciyou – 9/21/2012

9.21.2012 Bryan L. Ciyou, will be guest lecturer at the Lebanon Rotary Club meeting, lecturing on Gun Laws By State and how the new healthcare legislation opens the door for a gun grab and various other gun laws topics. This meeting is open to the public. Lebanon, Indiana at Ulen Country Club Start time is 12:45pm.

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Why are Federal Bureaucracies “Stockpiling” Ammunition?

Gun Laws by State was asked about federal agencies purchasing large amounts of ammunition this week on WIBC’s “The Garrison Show” in Indianapolis. “What does the Social Security Administration need with 174,000 rounds of ammo?” “Why the heck does the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration need 46,000 rounds of .40?” “What is the Department of Homeland Security planning to do with 450 million rounds of hollow-point ammunition?” Valid questions, certainly…but there are also valid answers. Social Security Administration (SSA) It is true that the Social Security Administration requested a purchase of 174,000 rounds of pistol ammunition. What many people don’t know is that the agency has 295 special agents who combat… Read More

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GLBS Author and Director of Public Affairs appear on Greg Garrison 8/16/2012

Bryan Ciyou, Author and Ashley Varner, Director of Public Affairs of Gun Laws By State interviewed on the Greg Garrison radio show, August 16th, 2012. Various Gun Law topics were discussed, among them were: UN Gun Ban Implications of the Supreme Court’s Health Care Decision on Future Gun Laws Under the Commerce and Tax Clause. Colorado Shooting and actual issue: Mental health not law. Violent crime has gone down for years. 25% of US adults have mental illness and 50% will develop during their lifetime. If not gun, it would be Timothy McVeigh and a fuel and fertilizer bomb. Listen to the broadcast by clicking the link below: WIBC 93.1FM… Read More

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Gun Law News 8/17/2012

Time, CNN revoke Fareed Zakaria’s suspension | Epou Editor-at-Large at the prestigious Time magazine, Zakaria had apologised on August 10, after new reports appeared in the US media that his column about gun laws for Time’s August 20 issue includes a paragraph that is remarkably similar to … http://epou.net/ — Fri, 17 Aug 2012 11:39:12 -0700 CRPAF and NRA Amicus Briefs Filed in Maryland Right to Carry … In the post Heller and McDonald legal environment, NRA and CRPA Foundation have formed the NRA/CRPA Foundation Legal Action Project (LAP), a joint venture to pro-actively strike down ill-conceived gun control laws and ordinances and … http://michellawyers.com/ — Fri, 17 Aug 2012… Read More

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Gun Law News 8/13/2012

Edward Jay Epstein “submits that Fareed Zakaria is not guilty of … Adam Winkler, a professor of constitutional law at UCLA, documents the actual history in Gunfight: The Battle over the Right to Bear Arms in America. Guns were regulated in the U.S. from the earliest years of the Republic. Laws that banned … http://blogs.plos.org/thepanicvirus/ — Mon, 13 Aug 2012 13:34:22 -0700 Election 2012: What We Can’t Talk About | The Presidency We can’t talk about meaningful gun laws, despite the fact that gun incidents are the third leading cause of injury death (just behind motor vehicle accidents and poisoning) and that the Constitutional right to own a gun is… Read More

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Gun Law News 8/10/2012

Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence » The Bullet Button: California’s … California’s assault weapons ban is the strongest law of its kind anywhere in the United States. It is a critically important measure that protects law enforcement and the public from military-style firearms that have no place in our communities. http://smartgunlaws.org/ — Fri, 10 Aug 2012 09:59:56 -0700 Common Gunsense A blog to advocate for sensible gun legislation … We can stop mass shooters from getting guns if we but try. We can make our gun laws more in sync with what the public supports if we but try. We can make reasonable gun laws that don’t infringe on… Read More

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FIND GUN LAWS BY STATE

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About the author
ABOUT THE AUTHOR Bryan L. Ciyou is a trial and appellate attorney at the Indianapolis law firm of Ciyou & Dixon, P.C. He earned his BA with distinction and graduated through the honors program, along with his JD,... Read More