Forfeiture 101 for ATF Counsel

On April 24, 2018, I had the opportunity to give a two-hour introduction to asset forfeiture at the meeting of all ATF counsel in New Orleans.  The first part of the lecture answers three questions: why do forfeiture, what can be forfeited, and what is the procedure for forfeiting property.  The last part is specific to the forfeiture of firearms, focusing on the statutes that authorize forfeiture under the Gun Control Act, the procedures that are peculiar to the forfeiture of firearms, and the policy following the Supreme Court’s decision in Henderson regarding the right of a convicted felon to dispose of a firearm that is not forfeited.

Forfeiture 101 ATF Counsel