California Class – Gun Laws for Gun Owners – May 7, 2016

Long Beach, CA -( California has some of the most confusing and complicated firearms laws in the nation. And now more laws are on the way!!!

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 7, 2016.


This six-hour class will combine the expertise of attorney Joseph Silvoso (criminal defense and firearms law attorney) 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 3rd Edition, a $29.99 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 real life encounters with police, and a discussion of the practical applications of California’s confusing firearm laws and how these laws play out in California courts.


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.

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 and California POST. As the owner and founding instructor of MV Tactical & Firearms Training, Inc., Brian and his associates are involved in training individuals in various defensive firearms and tactical disciplines. His courses include all levels of pistol, rifle, and shotgun, California concealed carry training and certification, low-light gun fighting methods, building search and room clearing techniques, active shooter civilian response, survival tactics for armed citizens, and more.


To register, contact Brian Fitzpatrick at 310-720-2028 or at [email protected] for pre-payment of your $125.00 tuition (credit card or check).

The Class will start at 9:00 am on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at the Redondo Information Technology Center, located at 811 N. Catalina Ave., Suite 1018, Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Participants should bring their own food and beverages for this all-day class and have the ability to take notes if they like.


  • Saturday, May 7, 2016

    • 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Redondo Information Technology Center
    • 811 North Catalina Avenue, Suite 1018
    • Redondo Beach, CA 90277


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.

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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 or active duty law enforcement officers—each possessing decades of experience in training civilian and law enforcement students in various shooting and tactical disciplines on multiple firearms platforms. MV Tactical instructors’ backgrounds include surviving armed confrontations, and also competing successfully in national level firearms competitions. Instructors draw upon their training and life experiences to provide students with a safe, fun and meaningful learning and skill building experience.

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CA gun laws in a nutshell -there are way too many and most of them are only designed to discourage gun ownership. If you want to be a gun owner move to a free state. Leave the Granola State to the fruits and nuts.