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June 5th, 2014

California Has Enough Laws

To understand how the recent mass killings in California could have been stopped the day before Elliot Rodger stabbed three people to death and shot three more — Law Shield recommends an article by Clayton E. Cramer posted on PJ Media. Writing about the Rodger killings, Cramer said: “In California, a number of medical professionals,

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June 5th, 2014

$1 Billion in Ammo: We’ll Take It!

Law Shield has learned from press reports that the Pentagon is set to destroy more than $1 billion worth of ammo. But there’s no need to do that: We’ll take it. Of course, we’re kidding. But from the perspective of our members, it makes much more sense to give it away, or sell it, to

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June 2nd, 2014

Open-Carry in Florida on Your Way to Hunt, Fish, or Camp

Texas Law Shield supports the members of Florida Carry in their efforts to preserve and expand gun rights. The group points out an often-overlooked point of law in Florida: The Florida law prohibiting the carry of open firearms and the Florida law requiring a license to carry concealed weapons, do not apply to a person

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June 2nd, 2014

Some Facts about Isla Vista Shootings to Consider

WARNING: Video Contains Mature Content Our condolences go out to the families whose loved ones were murdered or injured in the recent spree killing by the troubled son of a Hollywood director. Police said Elliot Rodger, the 22-year-old gunman and the son of a director who worked on “The Hunger Games” movies, carried out the

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June 2nd, 2014

What Has Changed at Chipotle?

Texas Law Shield notes that the Chipotle restaurant chain has asked its customers to stop bringing guns to its restaurants. Recently, participants from an open-carry demonstration in Texas brought guns into a Chipotle, “causing many of our customers anxiety and discomfort,” the company said in a statement. The statement continued, “Because of this, we are

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June 2nd, 2014

What Are the People of Mexico Supposed to Do?

Texas Law Shield sympathizes with the people of Mexico who are organizing themselves into militias to fight off cartel gangs because their own government can’t or won’t do it. According to the Washington Post, a so-called “self-defense” movement has sprung up among townspeople to defend themselves against drug gangs because local police and the military

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June 2nd, 2014

Arlington Woman Upset that Gun Was Seized by Police

As we tell our members in seminars, police officers don’t always know the laws regarding concealed handgun licenses. In our view, that seems to be the case with the case of Amelia Pickens. According to a Fort Worth Star-Telegram story, Pickens had called the Arlington Police Department to investigate a car she thought might have

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June 2nd, 2014

Is 'Operation Choke Point' Punishing Firearms Firms?

Law Shield was disturbed to see that the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) has been investigating the possible role of the federal government —specifically the Department of Justice’s “Operation Choke Point” — in influencing banks in their lending and business-banking relationship decisions regarding firearms companies. The investigation that Justice Department officials dubbed “Operation Choke Point”

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June 2nd, 2014

Lawsuit Could Outlaw Most NJ Guns Inside Three Years

Law Shield notes that a recent lawsuit filed in New Jersey by the Brady Campaign has potentially catastrophic effects for gun ownership in the state. The Brady Campaign, joined by the Mercer County chapter of the Million Mom March, seeks to force the state attorney general to take the first step in the implementation of

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May 30th, 2014

Toledo Concealed Handgun Carrier Stops Bat-Wielding Mugger

A man was shot in South Toledo, Ohio while attempting to attack a couple with a bat. The Toledo Blade reported the suspect approached the woman and her boyfriend with a bat. He hit the male victim in the arm, but that’s when the woman pulled out a gun and fired twice. The Full Story:

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May 30th, 2014

Forget How To Flip The Bird If You Carry A Firearm

            Here at Texas Law Shield, we always want to pass along to our members the experiences we encounter across the Great State of Texas. In this newsletter, we would like to offer practical advice for the real world if you carry a firearm, in order to keep you out of the legal system. If

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