Americas Gunfight

January 23, 2014
Hosted by Francie Koehler, CPI, CCDI

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There is no question that the subject of guns is a hot topic in this country. Private Investigators and private security professionals, many of whom are former law enforcement, are frequently in positions of risk while conducting investigations and protecting property. Consequently, as a group, private investigators and security professionals support the right to carry. UCLA University Professor Adam Winkler is the author of Gunfight: The Battle over the Right to Bear Arms in America. Cited and quoted by the US Supreme Court, Professor Winkler provides a thoughtful analysis of America’s heritage of the right to bear arms in conjunction with the laws enacted to promote gun safety. Join the conversation with Professor Winkler while he examines the Constitution, firearms and gun control in our current environment.

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Francie Koehler, CPI, CCDI

Francie Koehler, CPI, CCDI

Francie Koehler’s career as a licensed private investigator includes cases that have sparked media projects. "Unsolved Mysteries" portrayed one of her missing person cases. British author Val McDermid featured her capital case in "A Suitable Job for A Woman" and true crime writer Ann Rule chronicled a case she investigated involving a missing nightclub owner entitled "In The Name Of Love." Francie drew on her investigative and retail experience to create the 3-part video, "Loss Prevention - The Big Picture." International results included an invitation to Moscow, where she spoke to Russian nationals interested in privatization. Francie is the former two-term president of both the National Council of Investigation & Security Services (NCISS) and the California Association of Licensed Investigators (CALI). Awarded by each organization for her work, she serves as Legislative Chair for both and regularly testifies before the California State Legislature regarding bills of concern to PI’s. Francie has been recognized by her state regulatory agency for outstanding service to her profession. In addition, she holds memberships in the Council for International Investigators, National Association of Legal Investigators, World Association of Detectives, and California Attorneys for Criminal Justice. Francie also works with the Innocence Project and holds certifications as a Conflict Mediator, Legal Investigator, Professional Investigator and Criminal Defense Investigator.

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