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Firearms Law Deskbook stands alone for its timely information on firearms cases, analysis of the disparity of gun control laws in different jurisdictions, and usefulness in planning trial strategy. It is designed to help prosecutors identify various firearms offenses and avoid dismissal of an action or reversal of appeal. It provides congressional intent and legal framework of the Brady Act.
The text contains litigation strategies, tips, and checklists to help use gun control laws to:
• Define a weapons offense
• Obtain agency documents
• Determine which violations of Gun Control Act provisions must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt
• Uncover a potential juror's hidden political agenda
• Seek dismissal based on the vagueness of assault weapon definitions
An appendix of state firearms laws helps speed research.