Course Description

This course provides an overview of issues relating to firearms that are relevant to estate planning.  Topics include:

  • Demographics of firearms owners
  • Federal and State laws
  • Issues with transferring firearms
  • Gun trusts
  • Tax stamps and transfers


This course includes an extensive, 289 page reference library for download and/or printing.


This course includes video recorded from a live presentation for the Lycoming Law Association


Course Deadline Notice:

Axom Education will no longer be offering online CLE courses after the December 31st, 2022 compliance deadline.  Any courses purchased from October 15th, 2022 through December 31st, 2022 must be completed by January 10th, 2023 to receive CLE credit.


CLE Credit:

1.0 PA Substantive CLE

This course contains approximately 60 minutes of content, all of which is required for course completion.  

Your certificate of completion will be issued automatically after all elements of the course have been viewed/completed.  Credits will be reported to the CLE Board within 30 days of your completion of the course and your completion date will be reported as the day on which you actually finished the course.


Minimum System Requirements:

This course includes downloads of PDF documents (Portable Document Format) and streaming video. Viewing the documents will require Adobe Acrobat Reader or other PDF viewing software.  Adobe Acrobat Reader is available for free from the Adobe website.

The video player will run on Mac OS, Windows and Linux as well as most mobile devices and tablets on any browser that supports Adobe Flash and/or HTML5.  Supported browsers include Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer 9,10,11, and Microsoft Edge.  Internet Explorer 8 is not supported on Windows XP for security reasons, but is supported on Windows 7 or higher operating systems.

An internet connection with a minimum speed of 768 kilobits per second is required.  At least 5MB/sec is recommended to stream video in full HD quality.  Please note that the video player may downgrade the quality of the video to accommodate lower connection speeds.

Course Presenter

  • William P. Carlucci, Esq.

    William P. Carlucci, Esq.

    Mr. Carlucci was born in 1955 in Scranton, Pennsylvania. He attended Lycoming College (B.A. 1976) and Temple University (J.D. 1979), where he was a member of Temple’s National Moot Court Team (1978-79). Mr. Carlucci was admitted to the bar of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania in 1979, to the bar of the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania in 1980, to the bar of the Supreme Court of the United States in 1988, and to the bar of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in 1991. Mr. Carlucci served Lycoming County as an Assistant District Attorney from 1981-1985, was the President of Lycoming Law Association in 1992, and was a member of the Board of Governors of the Pennsylvania Bar Association from 1993-1996 and 1999-2002 and 2003-2007, and was a member of the Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Bar Institute from 2002-2005. In 2005-2006, Mr. Carlucci served as the President of the 29,000 member Pennsylvania Bar Association. Mr. Carlucci is a member of the Lycoming Law Association and the Pennsylvania Bar Association. Mr. Carlucci concentrates his practice in commercial litigation, bankruptcy law, civil trial practice, and commercial collections.

Course curriculum

  • 1
    Course Content
    • How to Navigate This Course
    • Reference Materials Part One (PDF download and printing optional)
    • Reference Materials Part Two (PDF download and printing optional)
    • Reference Materials Part Three (PDF download and printing optional)
    • Firearms and Estate Planning Part One
    • Firearms and Estate Planning Part Two
    • Course Evaluation (Required)