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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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How Do I Get a Texas LTC? Your Guide to 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

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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.

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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. 

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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...

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Your Guide to Getting a Colorado Concealed Carry Permit

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

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Halfway There: Permitless Carry Comes to 25 States

April 14th, 2022|

Now that Governor Brian Kemp has signed the bill making permitless carry law for the state of Georgia, half the country is on board with dropping state licensing requirements to carry a gun. That’s a significant jump in a short period of time and a fantastic nod toward Second Amendment rights.

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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.

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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.

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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 House Approves Plan to Allow Guns on Public Transit

Missouri House Approves Plan to Allow Guns on Public Transit

April 11th, 2022|

The Missouri House of Representatives recently passed new legislation that would further strengthen Missouri's Second Amendment rights. The bill, filed as HB 1462, garnered 101 Yeas and 40 Nays and would allow concealed carry permit holders to carry their guns while on publicly-funded transportation (with limited exceptions). In addition, the minimum age requirement for obtaining a Missouri concealed carry permit would be reduced from 19 years old to 18 years old. Concealed carry permit holders would also be able to carry into houses of worship. Finally, the legislation would criminalize celebratory gunfire in an effort to protect citizens from stray bullets.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Featured North Carolina News

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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.

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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.

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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

  • New Jersey Gun storage law

Proposed “Common Sense” Gun Law Would Ban Self-Defense at Work and Home

December 20th, 2021|

Senate Bill 3757, or A5647 in the General Assembly, is currently making its way through the New Jersey State Legislature. While it’s billed as a law that’s set to address the “safe storage” of firearms, in actuality it’s nothing short of an outright attack on lawful gunowners and their right to defend themselves inside of their home or business. To add insult to injury, the law as currently written applies only to “legal” gunowners. While it’s certainly possible that this is simply a miswording on the part of the bill’s authors, it’s hard not to view it as a direct attack on law-abiding gunowners in the Garden State.

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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.”

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The 411 on Getting Your New Jersey Carry Permit

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.

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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...

Featured Ohio News

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.