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  • Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence and Gun Ownership: Is it Legal?

February 24th, 2022|

A common question among survivors of family violence is “Can you buy a gun if convicted of domestic violence?” It’s understandable to wonder if a person who was convicted of domestic violence will be allowed to purchase a firearm. And while the short answer is generally “no,” the specific laws and potential enforcement—or lack thereof—tend to vary by state.

  • AR-15

The AR-15: Weapon of War, or Ideal Self-Defense Tool?

February 23rd, 2022|

Since at least the 1990’s, the name “AR-15” has been a staple of the national debate surrounding gun control and is as widely used as it’s poorly understood. If you ask a non-gun enthusiast in the United States to name a rifle, the AR-15 is one of the most likely to come to mind, either due to its popularity in video games, media coverage, TV, movies, or from real-life firearms experience.

  • President's Day

Our Patriotic Past: President’s Day

February 18th, 2022|

President’s Day is a federal holiday that occurs on the third Monday of every February. It was established to celebrate the executive branch of the United States government, and the Americans who served us there. The holiday has a long and interesting history stretching across nearly the entirety of U.S. history, from 1799 to today.

  • AR Pistol Brace

AR Pistol Brace: Fun or Felony?

February 15th, 2022|

Since 2013, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) estimates that over 3 million stabilizing braces, or pistol braces, have been sold in the U.S. With over a dozen designs available on the market, they are mostly meant to be used with AR-15 style pistols. Pistol braces are devices meant to improve the shootability of large-format, intermediate caliber pistols, without shouldering a stock.

  • Kyle Carruth and Chad Read

Kyle Carruth and Chad Read: A Custody Dispute Gone Wrong

February 11th, 2022|

What should have been a simple custody exchange turned into a deadly shooting caught on video. Did Kyle Carruth murder Chad Read, or was he simply defending himself from an unlawful use of force? Until the matter is decided by the court, there will be no definitive answer—but the existence of video recordings of the incident from two different angles has public opinion divided. A case can be made in either direction, but Kyle Carruth’s fate won’t be decided by public opinion. Ultimately, his fate—and his freedom—rests in the hands of the legal system.

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The Vacation from Hell: What You Need to Know About How to Travel With a Gun

February 4th, 2022|

It’s 9:30 PM, and you’re 20 minutes from your hotel. It’s been a long day of driving, and you can’t wait to flop face-first into your nice, warm hotel bed. This is your fourth state in three days, and you’ve started to lose track of where you are. Then it happens: flashing red and blue lights in your rearview mirror. Were you speeding? This article will explore how you, and your gun, might legally travel from Point A to Point B.

  • How to Buy a Used Gun

How to Buy a Used Gun: Laws and FAQs

February 4th, 2022|

When you’re looking for a new gun, odds are good you’re going to run across quite a few used options. There’s nothing wrong with buying a used gun, but there are some things to consider. If you’re wondering how to buy a used gun, what you may want to look for, and some legal considerations, we’re here to help.

  • What Is a Suppressor

What Is a Suppressor, and Is It Legal?

February 3rd, 2022|

Talking about suppressors can sometimes create more questions than answers. If you’re wondering what a suppressor is, why it’s useful, and how it works, you’ve come to the right place.

Member Story: No Such Thing as Too Prepared

January 19th, 2022|

Scott Frey, of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, has been a proud member of U.S. LawShield for seven years. In 2014, he decided to take responsibility for his personal protection and legally arm himself. Scott knew that it was the right decision for him. However, he also understood that it was important to fully comprehend his rights and secure reliable Legal Defense for Self Defense® coverage.

  • Civil Assert Forfeiture

Civil Asset Forfeiture: Fighting Crime, or Policing for Profit?

January 17th, 2022|

You may have heard recently about a Chicago woman who had $100,000 taken from her by police at Dallas Love Field Airport. A police dog alerted to her bag, and the money inside was seized by the police. You would be excused for dismissing this as entirely routine, presuming it was part of a drug bust; surprisingly, this was not the case.

  • Right to Carry

The Top 3 Things You Need to Know About Right to Carry

January 14th, 2022|

Guns in public, and specifically right to carry laws, are a hot button topic for most Americans. Advocates for gun control insist that gun violence will be greatly reduced if there are further restrictions on the lawful gun owner’s right to carry firearms in public for self-defense. For their part, legally armed Americans view the right to carry as a cornerstone of the United States Constitution and an integral part of personal protection. Understanding what right to carry laws are, how they work, and where they apply is important for anyone interested in incorporating firearms into their self-defense plan.

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