If you know where to look, you can find many of our nation’s gun laws online. However, the words alone don’t give gun owners any insight into how these statutes are being applied by police, prosecutors, courts and juries. Fortunately, we “gun law” attorneys are your eyes and ears in the courtrooms of America. We’ve either handled cases like the ones described below, or have discovered similar cases during legal research. We’ve listed the types of cases below with the most serious and common mistakes listed first. By far, the most common mistakes we see involve gun owners who believe they have the right to threaten with a firearm, but police and prosecutors, when they examine the facts, think they went too far.