February 27th, 2014

Connecticut Gun Owners Refuse To Register AR-15's

Texas Law Shield has learned that many AR-15 owners in Connecticut didn’t register their rifles with the state when a new law went into effect Dec. 31, 2013. http://www.wfsb.com/video?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=9682224 That law banned the sale of AR-15s in Connecticut. It also required owners of existing AR-style firearms to disclose they owned the semi-auto rifles. How many… [Read More]

February 27th, 2014

Firearm Sales Boom

While Texas Law Shield strongly disagrees with anti-gun policies President Obama has pushed, we cannot argue that he has been great for gun sales. Since Obama took office, 66 million firearms have been sold, and sales remain strong. According to data released this week by BATFE in its Annual Firearms Manufacturing and Export Report (AFMER),… [Read More]

February 21st, 2014

Attorneys General From 19 States File SCOTUS Amicus Brief In SAF Case

Texas Law Shield firearms program attorneys have noted a lot of news coverage of concealed-carry court cases this month. First, it was the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals finding that the Second Amendment secures the individual’s right to carry handguns outside the home for self-defense. Now, attorneys general representing 19 states have signed onto… [Read More]

February 12th, 2014

Americans' Dissatisfaction With Gun Laws Highest Since 2001

Texas Law Shield is not a bit surprised by recent Gallup polling that shows Americans’ dissatisfaction with U.S. gun laws and policies has increased to 55%, nearly matching the high of 57% in 2001. Our question is, why isn’t dissatisfaction with gun laws and policies even higher? That’s the sentiment we hear from our members…. [Read More]

February 12th, 2014

Gun Companies Challenge Microstamping’s Viability

Texas Law Shield applauds three major firearms companies — Ruger, Smith & Wesson and Glock — that have filed supporting documents in Ivan Peña et. al v. Stephen Lindley, a lawsuit challenging the California handgun roster requirements that include microstamping and magazine disconnects. Microstamping is a patented process that, theoretically, would engrave a unique code… [Read More]

February 12th, 2014

SIG Sauer Offers “Buy One Get One Free” 1911 Promotion

Texas Law Shield doesn’t recommend one handgun brand over another, but as a member service, we like to point out potentially good deals when we find them. If you’ve ever wanted to own a SIG Sauer 1911 handgun, the company’s “Buy One Get One Free” 1911-pistol promotion is worth considering. Through April 30, 2014, if… [Read More]

February 5th, 2014

Arizona Bill Would Slow Fed Gun Overreach

Texas Law Shield is monitoring — and supports — state campaigns such as the Second Amendment Preservation Act in Arizona. According to the Tenth Amendment Center, Arizona state Senator Kelli Ward and eight other sponsors introduced the Second Amendment Preservation Act in the Grand Canyon State recently. SB1294 prohibits the state from enforcing “any federal… [Read More]

February 4th, 2014

Florida Shooting Raises Questions about Campus Gun Ban

U.S. Law Shield in Florida is following developments after one person was shot on Jan. 30 and a second injured on the Palm Bay campus of Eastern Florida State College (EFSC). The shooting doesn’t involve a Law Shield member, as far as we know, but a broader policy that’s involved could affect Law Shield members… [Read More]

February 3rd, 2014

Coming Soon: New Glock Carry Options

Law Shield staffers who attended the 2014 SHOT Show in January were impressed with several new self-defense carry guns that should be available shortly. For super-discreet carry, Glock’s new compact .380 ACP Model 42 caught our eye. For full-size-sidearm fans, the new Glock 41 Gen4 .45 ACP will be worth renting and shooting alongside your… [Read More]