Jon H. Gutmacher, P.A.

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Former Prosecutor, Police Legal Advisor

NRA Certified Firearms Instructor

NRA Certified Refuse to be a Victim Instructor


About The Author

Author Jon GutmacherJon H. Gutmacher is a Florida attorney with over forty years of litigation experience, who is considered the premier authority on firearm, weapon, and self-defense laws in the State of Florida. He has written and lectured widely on the subject, is an NRA certified firearms instructor, and Refuse to be a Victim instructor, a former federal firearms licensee, former prosecutor, and former police legal advisor for a narcotics strike team. He was one of the four primary organizers of the "Freedom Rally" in Tallahassee in 1994 which helped defeat the Florida Assault Weapons Bill. Although recently retired from courtroom practice, he still is very active in writing, lecturing, and consulting in his area of specialty. He also continues to handle administrative matters before BATFE for federal firearm licensees, and writes a monthly featured column for the Florida Association of State Troopers.

During his career Mr. Gutmacher personally handled over 200 jury trials, and his practice was primarily concentrated in the defense of criminal cases involving firearm, weapon, or self defense charges. He also handled and tried a number of police liability cases both for plaintiffs, and for the government.

Mr. Gutmacher chaired the Traffic Court Rules Committee for the Florida Bar for two terms, was a member of the Appellate Court Rules Committee, and has lectured and organized statewide CLE courses for the Florida Bar, Lorman, Educational Services, the Florida Association of Public Defenders, as well as numerous other presentations. He has often appeared on national and local television and radio broadcasts, and was a featured guest on ABC Television's "Nightline" with Ted Koppel, concerning the subject of Mercy Killings. He is a member of the Florida Bar, National Rifle Association, Gun Owners of America, Unified Sportsmen of Florida, U.S.C.C.A., and Armed Citizens Legal Defense Network. He is also on the Board of Advisors to CCW Safe. He currently lives in Brevard County, Florida, and can be reached by email at:

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