The 22nd Annual National Firearms Law Seminar

Posted 5 years ago — Ooley Law Blog
Today, my father and I attended the Annual NRA Firearms Law Seminar in Indianapolis, which takes place as part of the NRA Annual Meetings. The seminar is an all day seminar on firearms related legal issues. We heard from many great speakers, including David Yamane during lunch.

On our way into lunch to listen to David Yamane (, we ran into Tiffany Johnson. We met in December of 2017 at the Deadly Force Instructor Course in Live Oak, Florida, which was a class provided by Massad Ayoob and Marty Hayes of the Armed Citizen’s Legal Defense Network. Tiffany runs Front Sight Press, and she is a very influential person in the gun rights and gun training community. She even spoke to the United Nations a few years ago. You should check out her speech at the link below. I really like one of her closing remarks in particular:

We may have different origins, and we may take different paths; but we’re all headed for the same destination. Collectors, manufacturers, hunters, competition shooters — they are all gun people. And so are those who choose to keep and bear arms purely for protection.

Whether you compete, or you hunt, or you design or build firearms, or ammunition, or accessories, the one common thread among all these groups — not only as firearms advocates but as members of the human race — is that we all want, need, and have the absolute right to life. And that unassailable human right is at the root of any defensive tool we may ever choose to employ, including firearms.

It was great to run into Tiffany Johnson. She is a wonderful person, and she works very hard to protect our rights through training and education. David Yamane is also a very impressive person, and his discussion of “Gun Culture 2.0” is also very interesting and compelling.