October 15, 2017

Legal Support

The Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms is the one that protects all of the other cherished freedoms in our Bill of Rights. Who protects the Second Amendment from attacks by Congress, the Department of Justice’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, numerous other federal regulatory agencies, state legislatures, and city and local governments, all of whom it seems are constantly looking for new ways to infringe upon your constitutionally-protected gun rights?

Traditionally, Second Amendment litigation has been the province of a few well-funded organizations such as the National Rifle Association of America (“NRA”) and the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (“CCRKBA”), and a small group of lawyers who work with them.  These organizations and their counsel have succeeded in breathing new life into the Second Amendment, but they are often bound up in political infighting with each other and the government, leaving you, the individual citizen, or a small FFL, out in the cold.

The National Firearms Law Institute owes allegiance to no one.  Decisions on how to approach Second Amendment issues are unconstrained by corporate concerns or the personal preferences of a sole source of financial support.

The National Firearms Law Institute’s founder, Steve Sulzer, has a long track record of success in federal courts all over the United States and is a member of the bar of the Supreme Court of the United States.  He holds an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale Hubbell, the nation’s leading peer-review rating organization for lawyers.  If you have a Second Amendment issue that isn’t drawing interest from the hide-bound Second Amendment bar, Mr. Sulzer will be glad to discuss it with you.

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Criminal and Civil Firearms Litigation

Stephen L. Sulzer PLLC is available to represent clients in criminal and civil cases and administrative proceedings relating to firearms. Steve Sulzer, the principal member of the firm, is an experienced trial lawyer with a long track record of success in high stakes litigation. When appearing in courts around the country, he will team with local criminal or civil attorneys in your jurisdiction who are familiar with the prosecutors, judges, and procedures in your state or county. He also has access to the top firearms and ballistics experts in the country. Mr. Sulzer will right-size a defense to meet the needs of your case, and while the outcome in every litigation is inherently uncertain, he will work tirelessly in pursuit of your objectives, whether it is a criminal acquittal, a civil victory, or a settlement acceptable to all parties.

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Firearms Regulatory Matters

Stephen L. Sulzer PLLC also handles disputes with the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and with state regulators concerning the construction and application of federal and state firearms laws and regulations. His work includes disputes over the classification of firearms and components and the resolution of licensing and permitting issues. Mr. Sulzer has relationships with top experts on federal and state firearms regulations who can help solve regulatory problems in the most cost-effective and timely manner.

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Firearms Law Consultation

Mr. Sulzer routinely counsels clients with respect to a wide range of firearms issues, including state and federal laws and regulations concerning open and concealed carry, reciprocity issues, federal and state firearm transport laws, Second Amendment issues, restoration of firearms rights, and likely outcomes in firearms-related litigation. He is nationally-recognized for his course on the lawful use of firearms for self-defense and is available to teach and consult with clients on the subject. He is also available to consult concerning the strengths and weaknesses of insurance coverage for the defensive use of firearms. Mr. Sulzer can help you obtain the financial resources that you will need if you are ever involved in a self-defense incident.

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Firearms Related Intellectual Property

Mr. Sulzer has more than 30 years of experience handling patent litigation matters in the federal courts and before the U.S. International Trade Commission and is available to represent you in matters involving firearms-related patents or other intellectual property rights. In addition, Mr. Sulzer is Of Counsel to the Stein IP law firm in Washington, D.C., which provides clients with ready access to the expertise and resources needed to apply for firearm-related intellectual property rights. The Stein IP firm has the skills and relationships necessary to apply for and obtain patents in the United States and foreign countries and to register trademarks and copyrights. Mr. Sulzer is also recognized internationally as an expert on patent licensing and is available to assist businesses in negotiating IP licenses for firearms-related intellectual property.

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