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Saturday, May 6, 2017       9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Redondo Information Technology Center
811 North Catalina Avenue, Suite 1018
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
California has some of the most confusing and complicated firearms laws in the nation. And now more laws are on the way!!!
An attorney from the law firm of Michel & Associates, P.C. is working with MV Tactical & Firearms Training, Inc. to present “Gun Law for Gun Owners,” which will be hosted by the Redondo Information Technology Center in Redondo Beach, California on May 6, 2017.
This six-hour class will combine the expertise of attorney Joseph Silvoso (criminal defense and firearms law attorney/lecturer) and trainer Brian Fitzpatrick (retired police sergeant, training officer, and tactical firearms instructor). The combination of these teaching talents will create a unique learning experience for attendees. Admission for this one-of-a-kind class is $125.00.

Participants will learn about current and pending state and federal firearm laws and will receive a copy of C.D. Michel’s book, California Gun Laws: A Guide to State and Federal Firearm Regulations 4rd Edition, a $29.00 value. Attendees will also be taught how they—as lawful gun owners—should react and behave when questioned by police, with suggestions offered from the perspective of both Mr. Silvoso, a criminal defense attorney, and Mr. Fitzpatrick, a retired police officer. Lessons will include analysis of actual encounters with police, and a discussion of the practical applications of California’s confusing and ever-expanding firearm laws and how these laws play out in California courts. Proposition 63 and the July 1, 2016 firearm bills will also be discussed. Participants will have an opportunity to have their questions addressed personally by Mr. Silvoso during and after the lecture.

For attorneys attending the class: the firearm law portion that makes up the first three hours, taught by Mr. Silvoso, will be available for CLE credit. An additional fee of $50 dollars (for a total cost of $175.00) will be required for attorneys who want to receive a total of 3 hours of CLE credit. Attorneys are not required to attend the rest of the course after the CLE portion to obtain the full three hours of CLE credit, although they are welcome to attend the entire day’s class.
Attorney Joseph Silvoso:  Mr. Silvoso practices firearms law and criminal defense for the law firm of Michel & Associates, P.C., in Long Beach. Mr. Silvoso has represented clients charged with state and federal firearms related crimes including, but not limited to, possession of “assault weapons,” carrying firearms concealed/loaded, brandishing, possession of illegal weapons, and prohibited persons in possession of firearms. He is a contributor and co-author on C.D. Michel’s “California Gun Laws.” Mr. Silvoso has counseled thousands of individuals concerning state and federal firearms laws, and has represented individuals in proceedings with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, and the California Department of Justice. He is a frequent guest on the “Firing Line Radio Show” hosted by Phillip Naman and lecturer on California firearm issues.

Sergeant Brian Fitzpatrick (Ret.):  Mr. Fitzpatrick is an honorably retired police sergeant with thirty-four years of service as a member of a local Los Angeles County law enforcement agency. Brian has served as a patrol officer and supervisor, K-9 handler and unit coordinator, training officer, firearms and tactical instructor, felony surveillance team member, and detective supervisor.  The only two-time recipient of his department’s Medal of Valor, Brian has participated in and investigated all levels of uses-of-force, and has consequently been involved in related litigation.  Brian holds instructor level certifications from the NRA Law Enforcement Division and California POST.  He is the owner and founding instructor of MV Tactical & Firearms Training, Inc.
To register, contact Brian Fitzpatrick at 310-720-2028 or at for pre-payment of your $125.00 (or $175.00 for attorneys seeking CLE credit) tuition (credit card or check).
The Class (and the CLE portion) will start at 9:00 am on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at the Redondo Information Technology Center, located at 811 N. Catalina Ave., Suite 1018, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.
Participants may bring their own food and beverages for this all-day class (nearby restaurants are also available, however, participants who do not want to miss the start of the afternoon session are advised to get their food “to go”). Participants are encouraged to take notes if they like.

About Michel & Associates, P.C.
Michel & Associates, P.C. is a mid-sized boutique law firm specializing in handling adversarial proceedings and civil and criminal litigation. Michel & Associates, P.C. has earned the highest available rating for legal service providers, an AV rating from renowned legal services evaluator, Martindale-Hubbell. Our practice areas include environmental law, land use law, firearm regulatory matters, labor and employment, trade secret, contract law, civil rights advocacy, criminal defense, and related matters. Michel & Associates, P.C. is also an approved Multiple Activity Provider for California CLE requirements.
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About MV Tactical & Firearms Training, Inc.
MV Tactical & Firearms Training, Inc. is a privately owned and operated training school, dedicated to developing our clients’ shooting and gun-handling skills to an extremely high level, and to instill in them the tactical mindset and knowledge base necessary to survive and prevail in armed encounters.  Staffed by honorably retired and active duty law enforcement officers—we offer a broad range of training courses including all levels of pistol, rifle, and shotgun, California concealed carry certification, active shooter response for civilian and LE personnel, low-light gun-fighting techniques, building search & room clearing, and other tactical courses.
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