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March 21st, 2014

OK Sheriffs Asked to Disarm at Capitol

We here at Texas and U.S. Law Shield usually don’t get surprised when we hear stories about citizens being asked to disarm in certain businesses and buildings. But a report from Oklahoma raised our eyebrows. More than 40 Oklahoma sheriffs decided to leave the state capitol building after they were asked to disarm, KTUL-TV in

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March 19th, 2014

A Gem from Heller

Texas Law Shield notes that a favorite argument of anti-gun types is silly, and we would like to engage Antonin Scalia to tell you why. Anti-gunners say Constitutional protection of the right to keep and bear arms should only cover firearms available at the time of the drafting of the Constitution — such as muzzle-loading

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March 18th, 2014

1911 or Glock? Join the Conversation on Facebook

Texas Law Shield members seem to be evenly split over choosing a Glock or 1911 as their go-to self-defense handgun, reaction on our Facebook page shows. We asked our members: “If you had to choose between the 1911 and the Glock for anything that got thrown at you, what would it be, and why?” More

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March 18th, 2014

For Our NFA Members — Internally Suppressed Ruger 10/22 Takedown

Our Texas Law Shield NFA members have a lot of exotic firearms and accessories they like to shoot, but it’s rare to find one with as much utility as AWC Silencer’s Ultra 13TD K10/22TD. The $1560 product is an integrally suppressed Ruger 10/22 TakeDown. Its removable suppressor core offers the same suppression performance of the

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March 13th, 2014

Open-Carry Rally at SXSW was Safe, as Expected

Texas Law Shield applauds Come And Take It Texas, which held an open-carry rally in downtown Austin Wednesday among thousands of festival goers at South By Southwest. Tens of thousands of visitors attend the annual South By Southwest film, music, and technology festival, which is held in bars, restaurants, and parks in downtown Austin. Organizers

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March 13th, 2014

Cali Magazine Ban In Effect

Texas Law Shield believes the Second Amendment protects the right of gun owners to possess magazines that hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition in Texas, Florida — even California! Magazine bans aren’t yet a problem in many states, but bans are busily being erected in The Golden State. For example, the City of Sunnyvale’s

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March 10th, 2014

Texas Law Shield Salutes Mary Shepard

Texas Law Shield salutes Mary Shepard, 74, who was the lead plaintiff in Shepard v. Madigan, the legal fight in Illinois that helped end the state’s ban on concealed carry. This week, Ms. Shepard received one of the state’s first permits to carry a handgun in public. She deserves a hearty round of applause. Shepard

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March 5th, 2014

Voters in Three States Want National Gun Registry!

Texas Law Shield is disturbed, but not surprised, by the results of a poll released Tuesday that shows large majorities of people in Virginia, New York, and New Jersey supporting a national gun registry. The joint survey, conducted by Rutgers-Eagleton in New Jersey, Roanoke College in Virginia, and Siena College in New York, shows that

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March 4th, 2014

Man Arrested For Having Shotgun Shell In Home!

Never mind the gun (Remington 870) — even empty shotshells are illegal to possess in D.C. without a registered firearm for each chambering. There’s a case going on in Washington, D.C., that Texas Law Shield wants to bring to its Members’ attention for a couple of reasons. The first reason is to note the obvious

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March 4th, 2014

California AG To Challenge Pro-Gun Court Ruling

California Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris will challenge a federal appeals court ruling that loosened carry-permit requirements in the state, even though San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore, the named defendant in the case that triggered the ruling, decided not to appeal. Unless overturned, the 2-1 ruling in Peruta would end arbitrary carry-permit denial by

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March 4th, 2014

Blind Man in Florida to Get Guns Back

Texas Law Shield applauds Judge John Galluzzo in Sanford, Fla., for returning a legally blind man’s guns after the blind man was acquitted in the shooting death of another man. Police confiscated John Rogers’ 10mm Glock along with a rifle used to kill a 34-year-old man during a March 2012 fight. Rogers was granted immunity

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March 4th, 2014

An Open Letter to E.J. Dionne Jr.

The program attorneys at U.S. Law Shield were disappointed to read Washington Post editorial writer E.J. Dionne Jr.’s February 19 article, “Repeal stand-your-ground laws.” He obviously doesn’t understand how the self-defense and stand-your-ground statutes in Florida and other states work, or he chooses not to understand to make a political point. We won’t try to

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