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Featured Texas News

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

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

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

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.

Denied the Right to Carry in Missouri?!

June 15th, 2020|

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

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

  • Hero

Deverick Woodfork Member Story

June 16th, 2021|

What's the difference between life and death? A split second. Watch Deverick Woodfork's incredible story about self-defense and legal protection.

Are Your Tax Dollars Funding Gun Control?

April 26th, 2021|

How much of your taxpayer dollars are being spent on research that will be used to slowly erode your gun rights? The answer is “a lot”...

Gun Control: Executive Actions

April 9th, 2021|

With 37 executive orders already on the books, will Biden sign one on gun control? If so, how might a potential executive order affect you, the law-abiding gun owner?

  • Constitutional Carry & Your Rights

Constitutional Carry & Your Rights | Will This Change How You Carry?

March 31st, 2021|

What used to be a legal oddity confined to the tiny State of Vermont is now the law in more than a third of U.S. states, and another five states are looking to pass legislation this year. Constitutional carry is a growing trend that appears uncomplicated on the surface.

Bail Out! What Is the Price of Freedom?

March 31st, 2021|

“Making bail” is such a commonly used phrase in police procedural dramas that most people probably feel they have a solid grasp of how the bond system works in America. A good understanding of the bond system, coupled with the add-on bail bond coverage U.S. LawShield offers, may help minimize your time in jail and save your bank account after a self-defense incident.

Self-Defense Update: How to Stay on the Right Side of the Law

February 26th, 2021|

If you own a gun, it is imperative you learn these three legal self-defense concepts that will help you know when it is reasonable to use deadly force. A better understanding of these concepts can help keep you on the right side of the law.

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

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

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...

  • Castle Doctrine

Defining Your “Castle” in Kansas

July 23rd, 2020|

Kansas 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 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

  • Hero

Deverick Woodfork Member Story

June 16th, 2021|

What's the difference between life and death? A split second. Watch Deverick Woodfork's incredible story about self-defense and legal protection.