Episode 38: American Gun Law Launch Webinar



This episode is actually a replay of the American Gun Law launch webinar that we hosted on July 26th for VIPs (those that pre-registered), so if you missed it, here is your chance to hear some legal info and knowledge as well as some real-life stories from Doug Richards, an experienced criminal defense attorney and former federal prosecutor, of clients he has represented that had firearm and/or self-defense related legal issues. We also took questions from webinar participants about specific legal issues, so don't miss out on this because we were sure to record the webinar to make it available for ALL our listeners!

The American Gun Law online video training course is available right now for a special price and including TONS of bonuses for a limited time only! Very soon we will raise the price on the course AND many of the bonuses will no longer be included free as part of the course. Also during this special limited-time sale, all buyers will receive a FREE copy of the Traveler's Guide to the Firearm Laws of the 50 States, one of our top-selling products in the online store.

Go check out the American Gun Law course at: www.concealedcarry.com/agl

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About Riley Bowman

Riley Bowman is the Director of Training at ConcealedCarry.com and the Host of the Concealed Carry Podcast. He came up in this world initially through his 8-year experience with a state-level law enforcement agency in Colorado. Riley has trained extensively under instructors such as: Rob Leatham, Mike Seeklander, Tim Herron, Scott Jedlinski, Matt Little, Kyle Lamb, Dave Spaulding, Jeff Gonzales, Bill Blowers, Chuck Pressburg, and others, amassing many hundreds of hours of formal shooting and tactics training. He is an NRA Pistol Instructor, a Colorado P.O.S.T. Handgun and Patrol Rifle Instructor, a graduate of Trident Concepts Concealed Carry Instructor course, and a Modern Samurai Project Endorsed Instructor. He also competes in USPSA and 3-gun competitions including numerous top-10 finishes at major matches and championships. He is the current USPSA Carry Optics Colorado State Champion and most recently won 3rd place in Master Class at the 2022 USPSA Carry Optics National Championship.


  1. rumgudgeon on November 12, 2018 at 10:25 am

    After listening to a lot of your podcasts regarding the legal implications of carrying, I’m actually considering carrying less now. It just seems insane that a law abiding citizen has to jump through all these legal hoops and could be ruined financially for lawfully defending themselves, even on a justified shooting. Do prosecutors get bonuses or something for convictions? I watch so many documentaries and crime shows and it just seems like they’re out to get any and every one…

    Yeah, I know: judged by 12 than carried by 6… Still, I’m on the fence about it.

    Regardless, your podcasts and site are extremely informative. Thanks for all your hard work and expertise.

    • Jacob Paulsen on November 12, 2018 at 10:33 am

      Thank you for your insightful comment. This is a fine line we walk as firearm instructors… preaching all the aspects of responsible firearm ownership and concealed carry while not scaring people away from daily carry. I have two important thoughts that might be helpful. The first is the more obvious and simple one…. DEAD OR ALIVE. All legal stuff aside when you choose not to carry you choose to not be as prepared as possible to defend yourself and loved ones. Nothing matters more than staying alive and winning the physical fight should one happen. Second, please remember that good people who follow the law almost never end up in prison. It is rare that good people who follow the law even get prosecuted at all since prosecutors are always looking for the easy wins and if you stay within the boundaries of the law your case is going to look very unappealing. The point is that we do a disservice when we scare students and gun owners into thinking that even if you do everything right and legally you are going to be prosecuted, lose the legal fight, and spend the rest of your life in jail. That isn’t a thing. It just doesn’t happen almost ever. The reason we harp on the laws and knowing and following them, and being prepared for the legal fight is two-fold. First because if you actually know what the law says, what the boundaries are, then you can do what is necessary to win the physical fight without crossing the lines that will get you in legal trouble. Second, because knowing the worst case scenario of the legal system is important because of worst case scenarios. George Zimmerman was found innocent but it changed his life forever. You already carry a gun knowing it is a very unlikely possibility that you will need it. You carry it because of the stakes; not the odds. Similarly understanding the legal system is important not because of the odds; but because spending decades in prison is high stakes. Hope that is helpful.

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