By Cynthia M. Clark, Esq. So, after three weeks of media hype and a circus-like spectacle, Governor Rick Scott signed this bill into law. Politics aside, the bill was horribly written and will likely face many court challenges over the next few years. Weeping teens and hysterical, uninformed parents demanded action. “Do something!” they screamed.
[Updated December 20, 2017] It’s hard to believe it’s been a year since I wrote One Toke Over the Line: Medical Marijuana Snuffs Out Gun Rights and even longer since I wrote Up In Smoke: Gun Rights Under Current Marijuana Laws. Pot is still making headlines, but now we’re starting to see actual governmental actions
There may now be a faster approval process for NFA transfers. The implementation of the onerous Rule 41F has massively bogged down the NFA transfer approval process, with wait times now approaching one year. But the ATF, in partnership with three private companies, has now implemented a barcode scanning system that is expected to cut
I’m often asked, “Can a gun trust protect my guns in a divorce?” The short answer, like most legal answers, is “It depends.” Estate planning isn’t about the documents – it’s about the plan. It’s about planning for the four D’s we don’t want to think about: death, disability, dementia, and divorce. Yes, divorce. Quick!
Update February 3, 2017: The House overturned this Rule – even the ACLU was on board! It now heads to the Senate. I’ve written before about Obama’s Social Security Administration’s new Rule that makes certain disabled recipients ineligible to possess guns. Well, it looks like the new Congress under the Trump administration will be reviewing –
What: Informal Lunch & Learn: Ask the Gun Lawyers When: Sunday, Feb. 5th at noon Where: Aegis Tactical, 5103 Lena Rd., Unit #113, Bradenton, FL 34211 Still confused about the new ATF rule regarding NFA weapons and gun trusts? Wondering what you should tell the police if you’re forced to use your weapon in self-defense? Hearing conflicting information about
Medical marijuana is now legal in Florida. Well, actually, it’s been legal for some time. We currently have a statute that allows terminally ill people to use a non-smoked, low-THC form of Mary Jane. But on November 8, 2016, Florida voters approved a constitutional amendment that will extend the use of medical marijuana to people with “debilitating
Attorney Cindy Clark of Tannenbaum Law Group in Sarasota, Florida, will be a panelist/presenter for the America Bar Association’s August 18, 2016, live webinar CLE program: “The Truth About Gun Trusts: What You Need to Know to Better Serve Your Clients.” Lawyers must take a certain number of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) hours each reporting period
On July 1, 2016, I moved my practice to Tannenbaum Law Group in downtown Sarasota. While I loved having a solo practice, I found there were things I just could not offer my clients – such as continuity and coverage during vacations or, God forbid, death or extended illness. Since I encourage my clients to
Earlier this year, the ATF changed the Rules regarding the transfers of NFA/Title II weapons. The new Rules will become effective July 13, 2016. The new Rules eliminate the requirement that a chief law enforcement officer (CLEO) sign off on an individual’s ATF application before it can be submitted to the ATF. Many people see