Attorney Ronnie Yeates is an avid shooter and collector of firearms, including Title II, or National Firearms Act weapons, such as machine guns, short-barreled rifles and shotguns, and silencers. Ronnie is also a licensed firearms dealer and manufacturer (Type 07/02) and advises clients on firearms purchases and ownership. He has also prepared firearms trusts for our clients for many years.
Our firm ensures your second amendment rights are protected. We have helped many Texans in securing these rights after they have been lost. Additionally, Ronnie has helped others become firearms dealers and manufacturers by successfully representing them in the process of applying for an FFL (federal firearms license) with the ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives).
Attorney Ronnie Yeates has over 20 years of experience in criminal law. Get the representation you need by filling out an online contact form or calling our team today: (832) 957-9077.
More About Firearms & the National Firearms Act
The National Firearms Act (NFA) is a federal law established in 1934 as part of the IRS (Internal Revenue Services) code. It became the first federal law to regulate the manufacture, sale, and transfer of firearms. It imposes a tax along with registration requirements on certain categories of guns and their equipment, such as machine guns, short-barreled shotguns/rifles, and silencers. The Act also includes a category for other weapons that involve certain handguns. However, most handguns do not fall under NFA regulations.
Since its passage, other gun laws have been enacted related to weapons and gun ownership, including:
- The Federal Firearms Act of 1938
- The Gun Control Act of 1968
- The Firearms Owners’ Protection Act of 1986
- The Brady Act of 1983
- The Federal Assault Weapons Ban
- The National Instant Criminal Background Check System Improvement Amendments Act of 2007
- The Bipartisan Safer Communities Act of 2022
Attorney Ronnie Yeates understands the regulations and implications of these laws as they pertain to firearms and your right to buy, sell, transfer, or own them.
Due to his extensive understanding, training, and experience with firearms, Ronnie can provide detailed knowledge in firearms matters pertaining to any criminal arrests or charges you may face, from the simple to the complex. This intensive knowledge sets him apart from most other criminal defense lawyers, many of whom may know little about or have never handled various types of firearms. His understanding of federal firearm regulations is extensive, which can be put to your advantage when facing gun charges.
Testimonials From Former Clients
"From the first five minutes of my initial conversation with Ronnie, he seemed to know exactly what I was going through and I knew he was who I needed"Bert S.
"From day one he listened and made sure I was taken care of"Jason B.
"I trusted him throughout the process and he always kept me informed and made me feel at ease."Lorissa P.