Firearms Instruction Research and Education

Pennsylvania Firearms Law

Peter Georgiades
and
Harry Schneider

Day's Inn
1150 Banksville Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15216

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Course Administrator
Peter Georgiades
412.370.9500

Enrollment Form and Credentials

The Pennsylvania Firearms Development Corporation (PFDC) has put together a one day course covering the most commonly asked questions regarding firearms law in Pennsylvania. The course is taught by a practicing attorney and experienced instructor in law, and is designed for non-legal personnel who handle and use firearms regularly for sport, personal protection, hunting or collecting. It will cover not only what current statutes say, but what they mean in practical application.

The course is designed so that the presenters may devote the most time to those particular topics in which the participants at any given session are interested. For example, if most people present are more interested in the law governing open and concealed carry as opposed to other topics, more time will be devoted to that question and less to some other matter

The presenters will arrive prepared to address the following topics, and will spend at least some time on each:

SOURCES OF APPLICABLE FIREARMS LAW, AND HOW THEY MESH:

WHO MAY POSSESS AND WHO MAY OWN FIREARMS:

LAW GOVERNING CARRY AND TRANSPORTATION OF FIREARMS IN VEHICLES:

THE USE OF DEADLY FORCE IN PENNSYLVANIA:

LIABILITY FOR THE USE OF ONE'S FIREARM BY ANOTHER:

REGULATION OF FIREARMS-RELATED ACTIVITIES AND FACILITIES:

Cost: $90 advance enrollment ($15 an hour- the cheapest face-time you are likely to ever get with a lawyer!) $100 at the door (space permitting). There is no enrollment cut-off date for this course. We will accept enrollments up to the day of the course, $100 at the door SPACE PERMITTING.

Course Format: The course will consist of six hours of straightforward explanations of how the law works, what the current rules are and how to stay out of trouble. There will be three hours of discussion in the morning and three hours in the afternoon, with a one-hour break for lunch, and 15 minute breaks in the morning and in the afternoon. The course will run from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Principles will be illustrated using actual cases and statutes (as opposed to theories and ideology). There will be substantial time for questions and answers. Electronic research facilities will be available, allowing us to look up an answer right on the spot if necessary.

Credentialing: Proof of no criminal history is not a requirement for this course.

Class Size: The number of participants will be limited to 24 per session. This will assure ample time for individual questions and interaction between the faculty and participants.

Faculty

Peter Georgiades is the Chairman of Greystone Legal Associates, P.C., a law firm in Pittsburgh. He has 33 years of active litigation experience, and has been an instructor in law at the National Law Center, George Washington University and the Graduate School of Industrial Administration at Carnegie-Mellon University. His practice includes advising clients with respect to various aspects of law relating to firearms. He is also an experienced firearms instructor, certified to instruct by the NRA (rifle, pistol, shotgun and personal protection) and the State of Arizona (Certificate No. 8769268), and is a member of the International Ass'n. of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (IALEFI). Peter is the current Executive Director of the Firearms Instruction, Research & Education (F.I.R.E.) Institute, a non-profit, tax exempt, educational organization dedicated to the advancement of firearms training and education.

Harry Schneider is the Legislative Chairman of the Pennsylvania Sportsmen's Association (PSA). He is experienced at writing bills and analyzing legislation, and has worked tirelessly to advance the interests of firearms owners in the Pennsylvania legislature. He is the co-author of several improvements to firearms laws in Pennsylvania, including 2009 changes in the law governing hunters and trappers and significant improvements to reciprocity between Pennsylvania and other states with respect to licenses and permits to carry. He has attended numerous ATF-PSP Firearms Law Seminars and seminars sponsored by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, the Federal Bar Association and the NRA. His formal firearms training and experience stretches back 30 years.

Note: This course qualifies for six hours of continuing education credit for NRA law enforcement instructor accreditation. Paperwork to receive certification will be will be available at the course site.

To Enroll: Send a letter giving your name and contact information, and a check or money order for $90, payable to "Pennsylvania Firearms Development Corporation," to "PFDC, 2130 Fox Way, Pittsburgh, PA 15203." You will receive an enrollment confirmation by return mail. Do not use the F.I.R.E. Institute enrollment form, please download a PFDC enrollment form. Enrollment is first-come-first served.

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"Having a gun and thinking you are armed is like having a piano and thinking you are a musician"
------ Col. Jeff Cooper (U.S.M.C. Ret.)

This course is sponsored by the Firearms Instruction Research & Education (FIRE) Institute,
a Penna. nonprofit corporation.
Training is provided as a public service.
All students must be 18 years or older. Proof of no criminal history is required.

2003 F.I.R.E. Institute