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April 2nd, 2018

True Story—Wrongfully Accused Member Arrested By S.W.A.T.

After avoiding a reckless driver, our member Joyce thought the worst was over. She soon found out the worst was just beginning. From phone calls with police detectives, to answering her door with a SWAT team gun directed at her face, Joyce had to face the ugly side of our criminal justice system. Watch our

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August 9th, 2018

Legislative Update: Due Process for Gun Owners?

As it stands, it appears no new gun restrictions will pass across the governor’s desk. House Bill 2463 House Bill 2463 passed committee on June 19th. What is House Bill 2463? It has to do with 302 mental health commitments. 302 mental health commitments are an involuntary emergency commitment where you have no due process

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August 9th, 2018

Are California’s Gun Confiscation Laws Coming to Missouri?

Going into this next year, there are no new laws that will affect your right to carry in Missouri. There is a bill in the House of Representatives that has gained some traction. It proposes a law that would allow citizens to have a locked firearm in their trunk, and they would have a right

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August 9th, 2018

Can a Family Argument Take Away Your Gun Rights?

The General Assembly meets at the first part of every year—typically January and February. If there are new laws, they go into effect immediately upon signature by the Governor (typically on July 1st). This year, nothing new went into effect July 1st. Are there any new Georgia gun laws on the horizon? Let’s talk about

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August 9th, 2018

Bump Stock Prohibition Begins October 1

  Florida gun owners, this is an important reminder that effective October 1st, 2018; Section 790.222 Florida Statute goes into effect. 790.222 entitled Bump-fire stocks prohibited, reads as follows: A person may not import into this state or transfer, distribute, sell, keep for sale, offer for sale, possess, or give to another person a bump-fire

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August 9th, 2018

Gun Owner Shot After Defending Home

A really tragic set of circumstances just happened in Aurora, Colorado. A gentleman who was the victim of a home invasion, and was armed and killed the intruder, was later killed by the police who came to assist him. What happened? The victim had subdued the intruder and was well within his right to use

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August 9th, 2018

Important Change to Gun Law Impacting Minor Children

In 2018, there were upwards of 70 bills proposing changes to Virginia’s gun laws, but only one was passed into law. This new law change was made in Virginia Code section 18.2-308.1:3. This statute makes it illegal for any person who has been involuntarily admitted or ordered into outpatient treatment to purchase, possess, or transport

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August 9th, 2018

Facility Spotlight: Winding Brook Indoor Shooting Range

Local 2A-friendly facilities are the lifeblood of our program and our communities. These businesses and organizations provide a unique opportunity for us to meet and get to know our U.S. LawShield member family in a welcoming, responsible, gun-friendly environment. This week, we’re taking a look at Winding Brook Indoor Shooting Range and what they can

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August 9th, 2018

Guns and School Zones: What is the Law in Virginia?

Firearms are restricted in public, parochial, and private schools, according to federal and Virginia law. Virginia Code Section 18.2-308.1 prohibits anyone from knowingly possessing any firearm, while such person is upon any public, private, or religious elementary, middle, or high school, including buildings and grounds, that portion of any property open to the public, then

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August 9th, 2018

3 Critical Stand Your Ground Rules in Virginia

Stand your ground is a common term that means a person has no legal duty to retreat before using self-defense, if legally justified. Virginia is a stand your ground state which means that if you did not start the fight or provoke the incident in any way, then you can stand your ground and defend

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August 9th, 2018

Facility Spotlight: A&S Indoor Pistol Range

Local 2A-friendly facilities are the lifeblood of our program and our communities. These businesses and organizations provide a unique opportunity for us to meet and get to know our U.S. LawShield member family in a welcoming, responsible, gun-friendly environment. This week, we’re taking a look at A & S Indoor Pistol Range and what they

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August 9th, 2018

Guns and School Zones: What is the Law in Pennsylvania?

Pennsylvania has both state and federal considerations that come into play when you are looking at laws pertaining to guns and school zones. Federal Law Currently the law considers within 1,000 feet as a gun-free school zone. It doesn’t apply to people that have a valid license to carry a firearm or if it’s private

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August 9th, 2018

3 Critical Stand Your Ground Rules in Pennsylvania

Some states have Stand Your Ground law, and some don’t. Each one of them is a little idiosyncratic and they have little idiosyncrasies. It is separate and distinct from the Castle Doctrine. The Castle Doctrine is geolocation-based, meaning in your house, around your curtilage, that general area, where Stand Your Ground applies no matter where

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