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Featured Texas News

  • Constitutional Carry State

3 Reasons You Should Still Carry a Permit in a Constitutional Carry State

July 2nd, 2021|

The decision to still obtain a carry permit in a permitless carry state will, of course, be highly dependent on the specific individual, their priorities, and their lifestyle. In many states, the permitting process is not exactly user-friendly. However, it is important to understand that IF your state legalizes permitless carry, whether open, concealed, or both, there are many reasons you will want to go through the permitting process. While this list certainly isn’t exhaustive, it should provide an excellent place to start thinking about what you want to do if you live in a constitutional carry state.

Why You Need a Texas LTC

July 2nd, 2021|

Now that the Firearms Carry Act of 2021—HB 1927, also known as Texas Constitutional Carry—passed, carrying guns without a Texas License to Carry (“LTC”) is becoming reality. If you’re wondering what that means for your existing LTC or if you should bother getting an LTC at all, the short answer is yes, an LTC is good to have. Read on for details about Texas Constitutional Carry, how to get your LTC, and why it’s such a great idea to have a license in the first place.

  • Texas Constitutional Carry

What You NEED to Know About Texas Constitutional Carry

July 1st, 2021|

On June 16, 2021, Governor Greg Abbott signed HB 1927, the Firearm Carry Act of 2021, (commonly known as the constitutional carry bill) into law. HB 1927 (commonly known as the constitutional carry bill) will allow legally eligible gun owners 21 years and older to carry their firearms without a Texas License to Carry (“LTC”). But before you start carrying your everyday carry (“EDC”) gun openly or concealed without an LTC, there are several things you should know.

  • Texas Gun Laws for 2021

Potential Texas Gun Laws for 2021: From Constitutional Carry to Suppressors

June 29th, 2021|

The 87th(R) Texas Legislative session adjourned on May 31, 2021, with several firearms-related bills passing. Below is a list of some of those bills, along with brief summaries and details on how they affect Texas gun laws that may interest you as a law-abiding gun owner.

Update on Texas Constitutional Carry

May 7th, 2021|

Hi, I'm Richard Hayes, Independent Program Attorney for U.S. LawShield, here to provide a quick update on HB 1927, or Texas Constitutional Carry from May 5, 2021.

Selling Your Gun? Read This First…

April 26th, 2021|

Universal background checks. Closing the “Gun Show Loophole.” Anti-gun activists and politicians at the federal and state level are proposing laws that would affect how law-abiding gun owners can buy and sell firearms. What does this current legislative push mean for you and your next firearm transfer in Texas?

Is Your Gun Banned Here? Carrying at State Buildings… | Texas

February 26th, 2021|

As you’ve no doubt seen in the news, many parts of the country are experiencing a push to ban firearms from government buildings. Let’s take a look at how the law plays a role in securing your rights as a law-abiding gun owner in Texas.

New Texas Gun Law Proposals for 2021…

January 28th, 2021|

Each new year means law-abiding gun owners in Texas need to be on the lookout for the latest assault on the Second Amendment. Here is a preview of some bills and issues that have been filed and raised (so far) that are noteworthy.

The 411 on Getting Your License to Carry in Texas

December 18th, 2020|

Texas is well known across the nation as a gun-friendly state. People from other states think that everyone in Texas is armed to the teeth. Many of us are! What allows us to exercise our rights and carry our guns in public? The Texas License to Carry a Handgun (“LTC”).

Featured Florida News

  • church gun carry in Florida

Florida Concealed Carry Update: New Church Carry Law

July 12th, 2021|

Floridians with a Concealed Weapon and Firearm License (CWFL) no longer need to consider whether a religious institution either 1) operates a school on the property where services are held, or 2) holds services on rented or leased school property.

Medical Marijuana or CWFL… Pick One

April 28th, 2021|

Over the past few months, we have been asked one question more than any other: Can I have a Medical Marijuana Card (“MMC”) and a Concealed Weapon & Firearm License (“CWFL”)? The answer is not simple. 

Self-Defense Turned Upside Down in Florida

February 24th, 2021|

Recently, the Fourth District Court of Appeals (4th DCA) turned Florida self-defense law upside down. It has been a long-standing principle of Florida law that if you draw your weapon, even going so far as to put it up to a person’s head without pulling the trigger, you have only used non-deadly force...

New Florida Gun Law Proposals for 2021…

January 27th, 2021|

Each new year means law-abiding gun owners in Florida need to be on the lookout for the latest assault on the Second Amendment. Here is a preview of some bills and issues that have been filed and raised (so far) that are noteworthy.

The 411 on Getting Your Concealed Weapon or Firearm License in Florida

December 17th, 2020|

During the current times, many people have made the decision to become first-time gun owners and are now wanting to exercise their rights to carry... But how do you go about getting your Concealed Weapon and Firearm License in Florida?

2020 Election: Carry Restrictions At Polling Places | Florida

November 2nd, 2020|

As the 2020 election season comes around, recent events can make it unclear what to expect when gun owners prepare to vote. Here is what you need to know when it comes to voting in this year's election.

Featured Colorado News

Colorado’s Lost or Stolen Firearms Act – Senate Bill 21-078

August 30th, 2021|

In early 2021, the Colorado Legislature passed, and Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed, Senate Bill 21-078, the “Isabella Joy Thallas Act.” This new law will impose a duty upon Colorado firearm owners to report lost or stolen firearms. This law is currently set to become effective on September 11, 2021. However, if a referendum petition is filed before that date, the bill would then be submitted to Colorado voters for approval in the 2022 general election.

Selling a Gun to a Friend Is Easy, Right?

April 26th, 2021|

A private firearm transfer refers to a sale, gift, loan, or other transfer of a firearm between two non-licensed individuals. Private firearm transfers are common and entirely legal to conduct in Colorado.

Is Your Gun Banned Here? Carrying at State Buildings… | Colorado

February 24th, 2021|

As you’ve no doubt seen in the news, many parts of the country are experiencing a push to ban firearms from government buildings. Let’s take a look at how the law plays a role in securing your rights as a law-abiding gun owner in Colorado.

New Colorado Gun Laws and Proposals for 2021…

January 27th, 2021|

Each new year means law-abiding gun owners in Colorado need to be on the lookout for the latest assault on the Second Amendment. Here is a preview of some bills and issues that have been filed and raised (so far) that are noteworthy.

The 411 on Getting Your Concealed Handgun Permit in Colorado

December 17th, 2020|

During the current times, many people have made the decision to become first-time gun owners and are now wanting to exercise their rights to carry... But how do you go about getting your Concealed Carry Permit in Colorado?

Featured Georgia News

Denied Your Weapons Carry License?

April 28th, 2021|

You have been a lawful Weapons Carry License holder for years, but when you apply to renew your license, you receive an “Order Denying Weapons Carry License” Here’s what you need to know.

New Georgia Gun Law Proposals for 2021…

January 27th, 2021|

Each new year means law-abiding gun owners in Georgia need to be on the lookout for the latest assault on the Second Amendment. Here is a preview of some bills and issues that have been filed and raised (so far) that are noteworthy.

The 411 on Getting Your Weapons Carry License in Georgia

December 17th, 2020|

During the current times, many people have made the decision to become first-time gun owners and are now wanting to exercise their rights to carry... But how do you go about getting your Weapons Carry License in Georgia?

2020 Election: Carry Restrictions At Polling Places | Georgia

November 2nd, 2020|

As the 2020 election season comes around, recent events can make it unclear what to expect when gun owners prepare to vote. Here is what you need to know when it comes to voting in this year's election.

Featured Missouri News

Missouri Takes On DOJ over Second Amendment Sanctuary Status

July 12th, 2021|

A recent trend you might have noticed is of states passing laws that make them Second Amendment sanctuaries. The idea behind those laws is that local law enforcement or governmental agencies won’t be allowed to enforce federal gun laws that are stricter than state and local laws.

New Missouri Gun Law Proposals for 2021…

January 27th, 2021|

Each new year means law-abiding gun owners in Missouri need to be on the lookout for the latest assault on the Second Amendment. Here is a preview of some bills and issues that have been filed and raised (so far) that are noteworthy.

The 411 on Getting Your Concealed Carry Weapons Permit in Missouri

December 17th, 2020|

During the current times, many people have made the decision to become first-time gun owners and are now wanting to exercise their rights to carry... But how do you go about getting your concealed carry weapon permit in Missouri?

2020 Election: Carry Restrictions At Polling Places | Missouri

November 2nd, 2020|

As the 2020 election season comes around, recent events can make it unclear what to expect when gun owners prepare to vote. Here is what you need to know when it comes to voting in this year's election.

  • Castle Doctrine

Defining Your “Castle” in Missouri

July 20th, 2020|

Missouri law may treat self-defense cases differently based on location. Learn about Castle Doctrine and how you can better protect you and your family.

Featured North Carolina News

Denied Your Concealed Carry Permit? Here’s What to Do…

April 26th, 2021|

Recently, many North Carolina gun owners have encountered difficulties in obtaining gun purchase and/or concealed carry permits. This month we want to address some of those difficulties and explore some ways to overcome them.

New North Carolina Gun Law Proposals for 2021…

January 27th, 2021|

Each new year means law-abiding gun owners in North Carolina need to be on the lookout for the latest assault on the Second Amendment. Here is a preview of some bills and issues that have been filed and raised (so far) that are noteworthy.

The 411 on Getting Your Concealed Handgun Permit in North Carolina

December 17th, 2020|

During the current times, many people have made the decision to become first-time gun owners and are now wanting to exercise their rights to carry... But how do you go about getting your Concealed Handgun Permit in North Carolina?

Featured New Jersey News

Understanding Red Flag Laws in New Jersey

April 28th, 2021|

Can a judge sign an order allowing police to seize your guns even if you do not break a single law? In recent years, there has been a nationwide push for “extreme risk protective orders” or “red flag” laws specifically designed to remove firearms from people accused of engaging in conduct or making statements that others may deem “dangerous.”

The 411 on Getting Your Carry Permit in New Jersey

December 17th, 2020|

During the current times, many people have made the decision to become first-time gun owners and are now wanting to exercise their rights to carry... But how do you go about getting your carry permit in New Jersey?

  • Castle Doctrine

Defining Your “Castle” in New Jersey

July 20th, 2020|

New Jersey law may treat self-defense cases differently based on location. Learn about Castle Doctrine & how you can better protect you and your family.

Denied the Right to Carry in New Jersey?!

June 15th, 2020|

What happens when you're denied a permit or license to carry in New Jersey? Read this and find out causes for denial and what to do if this happens to you...

New Jersey Banks: Can I Carry?

May 16th, 2020|

Do you know if you are legally able to carry your firearm into banks in New Jersey? Read this and find out what your state laws have to say...

Featured Ohio News

Teachers & Guns: News to Follow

April 26th, 2021|

Education has been a hot topic across Ohio and the country during the pandemic, with school reopenings still in various stages depending on location. With the reopening of more schools come the ever-present threats to students and staff.

New Ohio Gun Laws and Proposals for 2021…

January 27th, 2021|

Each new year means law-abiding gun owners in Ohio need to be on the lookout for the latest assault on the Second Amendment. Here is a preview of some bills and issues that have been filed and raised (so far) that are noteworthy.

The 411 on Getting Your Concealed Handgun License in Ohio

December 17th, 2020|

During the current times, many people have made the decision to become first-time gun owners and are now wanting to exercise their rights to carry... But how do you go about getting your Concealed Handgun License in Ohio?

2020 Election: Carry Restrictions At Polling Places | Ohio

November 2nd, 2020|

As the 2020 election season comes around, recent events can make it unclear what to expect when gun owners prepare to vote. Here is what you need to know when it comes to voting in this year's election.

Featured Oklahoma News

New Laws and Proposals Affecting Oklahoma Gun Owners

January 27th, 2021|

Each new year means law-abiding gun owners in Oklahoma need to be on the lookout for the latest assault on the Second Amendment. Here is a preview of some bills and issues that have been filed and raised (so far) that are noteworthy.

The 411 on Getting Your License to Carry in Oklahoma

December 17th, 2020|

During the current times, many people have made the decision to become first-time gun owners and are now wanting to exercise their rights to carry... But how do you go about getting your License to Carry in Oklahoma?

2020 Election: Carry Restrictions At Polling Places | Oklahoma

November 2nd, 2020|

As the 2020 election season comes around, recent events can make it unclear what to expect when gun owners prepare to vote. Here is what you need to know when it comes to voting in this year's election.

  • Castle Doctrine

Defining Your “Castle” in Oklahoma

July 20th, 2020|

Oklahoma law may treat self-defense cases differently based on location. Learn about Castle Doctrine & how you can better protect you and your family.

Featured Pennsylvania News

Pennsylvania Gun Rights Restoration

April 26th, 2021|

While the right to keep and bear arms is a fundamental right, the courts have held that it is not an unlimited right. There are several ways a person can lose their right to possess a firearm and ammunition. One way a person may become prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition is through a conviction.

The 411 on Getting Your License to Carry Firearms in Pennsylvania

December 17th, 2020|

During the current times, many people have made the decision to become first-time gun owners and are now wanting to exercise their rights to carry... But how do you go about getting your License to Carry Firearms in Pennsylvania?

  • Castle Doctrine

Defining Your “Castle” in Pennsylvania

July 20th, 2020|

Pennsylvania law may treat self-defense cases differently based on location. Learn about Castle Doctrine & how you can better protect you and your family.

Featured South Carolina News

  • National Preparedness Month

National Preparedness Month: Prepare to Protect in 3 Steps

September 16th, 2021|

Each September, we are reminded how incredibly important it is for individuals, families, and communities to be prepared for natural disasters and emergencies. But what is National Preparedness Month?

3 Things You Should Learn in a Conceal and Carry Class

September 13th, 2021|

A “conceal and carry class” is a common term that generally refers to the class required before a person can obtain their license or permit to carry. However, it is important to keep in mind that the requirements for what a conceal and carry class must contain, or whether you even need to take a class to obtain your permit, vary depending on the state in which you live.

  • Self-Defense shooting

What to Expect After A Self-Defense Shooting

September 10th, 2021|

So, you’ve just been forced to defend yourself in a self-defense shooting. Now what do you do? In the heat of the moment, your only thought was to act in self-defense to protect your life; but once the smoke clears, your mind is rattled with worry…

  • Protecting the Faithful: The Church Security Team

Protecting the Faithful: The Church Security Team

September 8th, 2021|

A church security team serves a vital role in protecting parishioners and staff during services and promoting overall church safety. While the church security team’s job description says as much, when most people think of a church security team, they probably imagine an armed response to an active killer. While this is certainly something that could occur, the church security team’s mission is more nuanced than that.

September 11th: 20 Years Later

September 2nd, 2021|

The morning of September 11th, 2001, began like any other for most Americans across the country. They went to work, attended morning classes, and followed their normal routines. Many of those living on the West Coast were still asleep when the terror attacks began. Some saw the destruction play out in real time; some woke to a world forever changed by hate and terror.

  • Hunting with Kids

Get Outdoors: Hunting with Kids

August 30th, 2021|

Hunting is a treasured American pastime, not only because hunters go out in hopes of bringing home game meat, but also because time spent in the field can be such an enriching experience. Whether it’s enjoying the sunrise, sunset, or the hours of peace and quiet spent leaning up against a tree or sitting in a blind, hunting has so much to offer. And if you have kids, there are endless reasons to take them hunting. Legally speaking, all states define and consider a person under the age of majority (usually 18 years old) as a “minor.” A minor cannot fully exercise the same rights or liberties as adults until they come of age. Read on to find out why we believe kids should put down their electronics and hit the woods.

Unusual Gun Carry Methods—and How to Carry Safely

August 23rd, 2021|

Gun owners sometimes carry in areas that might seem surprising to those outside the firearms world. In fact, before 2021 was even halfway over, there were 14 arrests reported at Disney World because guests had been carrying their guns even though it’s prohibited in the park. Why do people carry guns in areas they aren’t allowed? Reasons vary, but some of the ways people carry, and the locations where they are carried, are definitely unexpected. These are just a few of them.

  • 24 Strange Gun Storage Ideas—and 7 Good Ones

24 Strange Gun Storage Ideas—and 7 Good Ones

August 11th, 2021|

The options for how and where to store your firearms can sometimes seem overwhelming. However, there are some people who feel storing a firearm requires little to no thought. We disagree; all guns should be stored safely and in accordance with local laws at all times.

  • Second Amendment Sanctuaries: Are They Realistic?

Second Amendment Sanctuaries: Are They Realistic?

August 11th, 2021|

The number of states declaring themselves Second Amendment sanctuaries is on the rise. This means a question being asked with increasing frequency is coming to the forefront: Is the decision to make states “sanctuaries” legally binding, or does it only do lip service to the gun rights community at large?

Biden’s Gun Control Plan Targets “Rogue Firearms Dealers”

July 28th, 2021|

Recently, President Biden announced his new strategy to combat the rise of gun violence in the United States. This plan seeks to make federal funds available to local law enforcement, school programs, and programs designed to help former prisoners reintegrate into their communities after serving their sentences.

Could Your State’s Permitless Carry Make You a Felon?

July 26th, 2021|

Permitless carry, also known as constitutional carry, is becoming much more common in the United States. Twenty-one states have now passed some form of permitless carry, and given the overall expansion of carry rights over the last 40 years, it’s not unreasonable to imagine a future where one might be able to carry in almost any state without ever having to complete a firearm licensing or permitting course.

The Do’s and Don’ts of Flying with Guns

June 28th, 2021|

With the pandemic slowly drawing to a close and a return to normalcy appearing on the horizon, it’s safe to assume Americans will be traveling more in 2021 than in 2020. And whether you’re new to guns or have been shooting your entire life, it’s important to remember there are very specific rules in place if you decide to travel by air with your firearm.

Featured Virginia News

How to Get Your Gun Rights Restored in Virginia…

April 26th, 2021|

The right to keep and bear arms is a fundamental, but not unlimited, right. There are several ways a person can lose the right to possess firearms and ammunition.

New Virginia Gun Laws and Proposals for 2021…

January 27th, 2021|

Each new year means law-abiding gun owners in Virginia need to be on the lookout for the latest assault on the Second Amendment. Here is a preview of some bills and issues that have been filed and raised (so far) that are noteworthy.

The 411 on Getting Your Concealed Handgun Permit in Virginia

December 17th, 2020|

During the current times, many people have made the decision to become first-time gun owners and are now wanting to exercise their rights to carry... But how do you go about getting your Concealed Handgun Permit in Virginia?

2020 Election: Carry Restrictions At Polling Places | Virginia

November 2nd, 2020|

As the 2020 election season comes around, recent events can make it unclear what to expect when gun owners prepare to vote. Here is what you need to know when it comes to voting in this year's election.

Featured California News

The Truth About California Ammo Law

April 26th, 2021|

In 2016, California voters passed Proposition 63. As a result, California is now one of only a few states that closely regulate the purchase, sale, or transfer of ammunition. California laws related to ammunition sales and transfers go well beyond regulation under federal law. This article is intended to educate members about California ammo law and the additional state requirements that must be satisfied prior to purchasing and/or transferring ammunition in California.

Is Your Gun Banned Here? Carrying at State Buildings… | California

February 24th, 2021|

As you’ve no doubt seen in the news, many parts of the country are experiencing a push to ban firearms from government buildings. Let’s take a look at how the law plays a role in securing your rights as a law-abiding gun owner in Texas.

New California Gun Laws and Proposals for 2021…

January 27th, 2021|

Each new year means law-abiding gun owners in California need to be on the lookout for the latest assault on the Second Amendment. Here is a preview of some bills and issues that have been filed and raised (so far) that are noteworthy.

The 411 on Getting Your Carry Concealed Weapon License in California

December 17th, 2020|

During the current times, many people have made the decision to become first-time gun owners and are now wanting to exercise their rights to carry... But how do you go about getting your Carry Concealed Weapon License in California?

Self-Defense Law 101 in California

August 5th, 2020|

Jane Doe is awoken in the middle of the night to the sounds in her backyard. She looks out her bedroom window and sees three young men spray painting...

Featured Illinois News

Firearm Self-Defense in Illinois Without a FOID Card

April 28th, 2021|

On more than one occasion, I have been asked about a person’s right to defend themself or others with a firearm without possessing a valid Firearm Owners Identification (“FOID”) card.

New Illinois Gun Laws and Proposals for 2021…

January 27th, 2021|

Each new year means law-abiding gun owners in Illinois need to be on the lookout for the latest assault on the Second Amendment. Here is a preview of some bills and issues that have been filed and raised (so far) that are noteworthy.

The 411 on Getting Your Concealed Carry License in Illinois

December 17th, 2020|

During the current times, many people have made the decision to become first-time gun owners and are now wanting to exercise their rights to carry... But how do you go about getting your Conceal Carry License in Illinois?

2020 Election: Carry Restrictions At Polling Places | Illinois

November 2nd, 2020|

As the 2020 election season comes around, recent events can make it unclear what to expect when gun owners prepare to vote. Here is what you need to know when it comes to voting in this year's election.

Self-Defense Law 101 in Illinois

August 5th, 2020|

The legal concept of one’s ability to defend themselves is not new concept. It can be dated all the way back to ancient Rome...

Featured Michigan News

Your Guide to Bringing Guns into Michigan

April 30th, 2021|

We often receive questions from U.S. LawShield members regarding transporting guns into Michigan from other states. These questions typically involve a member who is moving from another state or receiving the firearm as either a gift or an inheritance.

New Michigan Gun Law Proposals for 2021…

January 27th, 2021|

Each new year means law-abiding gun owners in Michigan need to be on the lookout for the latest assault on the Second Amendment. Here is a preview of some bills and issues that have been filed and raised (so far) that are noteworthy.

The 411 on Getting Your Concealed Pistol License in Michigan

December 17th, 2020|

During the current times, many people have made the decision to become first-time gun owners and are now wanting to exercise their rights to carry... But how do you go about getting your Concealed Pistol License in Michigan?

Self-Defense Law 101 in Michigan

August 11th, 2020|

Michigan’s laws generally favor one’s ability to use force in self-defense under certain circumstances. Surprisingly, the words “force,” “deadly force,” and “non-deadly force”...

  • Castle Doctrine

Defining Your “Castle” in Michigan

July 22nd, 2020|

Michigan law may treat self-defense cases differently based on location. Learn about Castle Doctrine & how you can better protect you and your family.

Featured Kansas News

Concealed Carry Under 21 in Kansas

September 23rd, 2021|

Kansans between the ages of 18 and 20 years old may now apply for a “provisional” Concealed Carry Handgun License (“CCHL”), which—once issued—allows such licensees to lawfully carry a concealed handgun on their person.

New Kansas Gun Laws and Proposals for 2021…

January 27th, 2021|

Each new year means law-abiding gun owners in Kansas need to be on the lookout for the latest assault on the Second Amendment. Here is a preview of some bills and issues that have been filed and raised (so far) that are noteworthy.

The 411 on Getting Your Concealed Carry Handgun License in Kansas

December 17th, 2020|

During the current times, many people have made the decision to become first-time gun owners and are now wanting to exercise their rights to carry... But how do you go about getting your Conceal Carry License in Kansas?

2020 Election: Carry Restrictions At Polling Places | Kansas

November 2nd, 2020|

As the 2020 election season comes around, recent events can make it unclear what to expect when gun owners prepare to vote. Here is what you need to know when it comes to voting in this year's election.

2020 Election: Carry Restrictions At Polling Places | Kansas

October 28th, 2020|

As the 2020 election season comes around, recent events can make it unclear what to expect when gun owners prepare to vote. Here is what you need to know when it comes to voting in this year's election.

Self-Defense Law 101 in Kansas

August 5th, 2020|

The distinction between an act that is a crime and one that is carried out in self-defense requires a determination of who is the aggressor...

Featured New Mexico News

Self-Defense Law 101 in New Mexico

August 6th, 2020|

Can an officer search your home without a warrant if someone else gives consent? Learn the answer and how it can affect you in New Mexico.

  • Castle Doctrine

Defining Your “Castle” in New Mexico

July 24th, 2020|

New Mexico law may treat self-defense cases differently based on location. Learn about Castle Doctrine and how you can better protect you and your family.

Featured Tennessee News

“Enhanced” & “Concealed”: What You Need to Know About Permits in Tennessee

April 28th, 2021|

In 2020, Tennessee law regarding the carry of a handgun changed. Prior to the change, Tennessee had only one concealed carry permit, the Handgun Carry Permit (“HCP”). But now, qualified individuals may obtain either an Enhanced Handgun Carry Permit (“EHCP”) or a Concealed Handgun Carry Permit (“CHCP”).

Self-Defense Law 101 in Tennessee

August 6th, 2020|

Before examining the right of self-defense in Tennessee, it is important to understand what force and deadly force mean here.  Force is defined as “compulsion by the use of physical power or violence.”

  • Castle Doctrine

Defining Your “Castle” in Tennessee

July 22nd, 2020|

Tennessee law may treat self-defense cases differently based on location. Learn about Castle Doctrine and how you can better protect you and your family.

Featured National News

  • National Preparedness Month

National Preparedness Month: Prepare to Protect in 3 Steps

September 16th, 2021|

Each September, we are reminded how incredibly important it is for individuals, families, and communities to be prepared for natural disasters and emergencies. But what is National Preparedness Month?

3 Things You Should Learn in a Conceal and Carry Class

September 13th, 2021|

A “conceal and carry class” is a common term that generally refers to the class required before a person can obtain their license or permit to carry. However, it is important to keep in mind that the requirements for what a conceal and carry class must contain, or whether you even need to take a class to obtain your permit, vary depending on the state in which you live.

  • Self-Defense shooting

What to Expect After A Self-Defense Shooting

September 10th, 2021|

So, you’ve just been forced to defend yourself in a self-defense shooting. Now what do you do? In the heat of the moment, your only thought was to act in self-defense to protect your life; but once the smoke clears, your mind is rattled with worry…

  • Protecting the Faithful: The Church Security Team

Protecting the Faithful: The Church Security Team

September 8th, 2021|

A church security team serves a vital role in protecting parishioners and staff during services and promoting overall church safety. While the church security team’s job description says as much, when most people think of a church security team, they probably imagine an armed response to an active killer. While this is certainly something that could occur, the church security team’s mission is more nuanced than that.

September 11th: 20 Years Later

September 2nd, 2021|

The morning of September 11th, 2001, began like any other for most Americans across the country. They went to work, attended morning classes, and followed their normal routines. Many of those living on the West Coast were still asleep when the terror attacks began. Some saw the destruction play out in real time; some woke to a world forever changed by hate and terror.

  • Hunting with Kids

Get Outdoors: Hunting with Kids

August 30th, 2021|

Hunting is a treasured American pastime, not only because hunters go out in hopes of bringing home game meat, but also because time spent in the field can be such an enriching experience. Whether it’s enjoying the sunrise, sunset, or the hours of peace and quiet spent leaning up against a tree or sitting in a blind, hunting has so much to offer. And if you have kids, there are endless reasons to take them hunting. Legally speaking, all states define and consider a person under the age of majority (usually 18 years old) as a “minor.” A minor cannot fully exercise the same rights or liberties as adults until they come of age. Read on to find out why we believe kids should put down their electronics and hit the woods.

Unusual Gun Carry Methods—and How to Carry Safely

August 23rd, 2021|

Gun owners sometimes carry in areas that might seem surprising to those outside the firearms world. In fact, before 2021 was even halfway over, there were 14 arrests reported at Disney World because guests had been carrying their guns even though it’s prohibited in the park. Why do people carry guns in areas they aren’t allowed? Reasons vary, but some of the ways people carry, and the locations where they are carried, are definitely unexpected. These are just a few of them.

  • 24 Strange Gun Storage Ideas—and 7 Good Ones

24 Strange Gun Storage Ideas—and 7 Good Ones

August 11th, 2021|

The options for how and where to store your firearms can sometimes seem overwhelming. However, there are some people who feel storing a firearm requires little to no thought. We disagree; all guns should be stored safely and in accordance with local laws at all times.

  • Second Amendment Sanctuaries: Are They Realistic?

Second Amendment Sanctuaries: Are They Realistic?

August 11th, 2021|

The number of states declaring themselves Second Amendment sanctuaries is on the rise. This means a question being asked with increasing frequency is coming to the forefront: Is the decision to make states “sanctuaries” legally binding, or does it only do lip service to the gun rights community at large?

Biden’s Gun Control Plan Targets “Rogue Firearms Dealers”

July 28th, 2021|

Recently, President Biden announced his new strategy to combat the rise of gun violence in the United States. This plan seeks to make federal funds available to local law enforcement, school programs, and programs designed to help former prisoners reintegrate into their communities after serving their sentences.

Could Your State’s Permitless Carry Make You a Felon?

July 26th, 2021|

Permitless carry, also known as constitutional carry, is becoming much more common in the United States. Twenty-one states have now passed some form of permitless carry, and given the overall expansion of carry rights over the last 40 years, it’s not unreasonable to imagine a future where one might be able to carry in almost any state without ever having to complete a firearm licensing or permitting course.

The Do’s and Don’ts of Flying with Guns

June 28th, 2021|

With the pandemic slowly drawing to a close and a return to normalcy appearing on the horizon, it’s safe to assume Americans will be traveling more in 2021 than in 2020. And whether you’re new to guns or have been shooting your entire life, it’s important to remember there are very specific rules in place if you decide to travel by air with your firearm.

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