Fighting To Preserve Your Second Amendment Freedoms

At Huffman Butler & Mason, PLLC, we zealously defend your civil rights, including your right to keep and bear arms under the Second Amendment. Federal, Tennessee and Arkansas gun laws are notoriously complex, and even an innocent mistake can lead to serious criminal charges. With more than three decades of legal experience, we can guide gun dealers, gun collectors and individual gun owners through the National Firearms Act, including gun transfers, gun registration, gun permits and other pistol, rifle and shotgun matters.

Constitutional Gun Rights

The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution states: "A well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed." Although it is only one sentence, the Second Amendment is arguably one of the most widely debated provisions in the U.S. Bill of Rights.

Much of the debate revolves around the meaning of the phrase "the right to keep and bear arms." In District of Columbia v. Heller, the U.S. Supreme Court definitively ruled that the Second Amendment protects an individual's right to possess a firearm, including for self-defense purposes inside the home. However, the justices also confirmed that gun rights are not unlimited. Federal and state governments may enact reasonable gun restrictions, including laws regarding gun possession and sale. For instance, laws can prohibit the possession of firearms in certain sensitive areas, such as schools and government buildings. Laws may also limit gun possession by certain classes of individuals, including felons and the mentally ill.

Firearm statutes are often unclear and inconsistent. Whether you sell firearms or simply own a gun for hunting, it is important to fully understand your rights and responsibilities. A civil rights lawyer in Arkansas can help explain the laws and preserve your Constitutional freedoms.

Protecting Your Gun Rights

Arkansas, Tennessee and federal firearms laws are complex and full of pitfalls for the unwary gun owner. The consequences of violating these laws can also be severe, including the loss of your gun rights and even criminal charges. Our experienced lawyers can assist you with a number of legal issues involving firearms, including:

  • Unlawful sale of firearms or ammunition
  • Unlawful discharge of firearm
  • National Firearms Act violations
  • Gun-related criminal charges, such as brandishing a weapon
  • Gun licensing matters, including concealed handgun carry

We can often successfully negotiate with licensing authorities regarding license issuance, suspension and renovation. If necessary, we also protect your Second Amendment rights in the courtroom through judicial review and administrative law appeals.

Protect Your Gun Rights. Call For Help Today.

If your Second Amendment rights are in jeopardy, you need an experienced lawyer. Call Huffman Butler & Mason, PLLC, at 901-410-0689 or book an appointment with us on our online scheduler. We offer flexible office hours and convenient office locations in Covington, Tennessee, and Benton, Arkansas. Our attorneys also travel throughout the region to discuss your case, as needed.