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May 30th, 2014

In Iowa, Handgun Beats Mace in Robbery

As Law Shield members know, you have to have a gun in order to use a gun in self-defense. An armed store clerk thwarted a robbery in Fort Dodge, Iowa last Wednesday morning, reports KCCI-TV. The would-be-robber came in just after the book store had opened. As he walked in, he started coughing and then

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May 30th, 2014

Why Does the USDA Need Submachine Guns?

An article over at Cheaper Than Dirt! along with an Oklahoma congressman have asked a question we at Law Shield continue to ponder: Why is the USDA soliciting the “commerical [sic] acquisition of submachine guns, .40 Cal. S&W?” That’s what the Department of Agriculture asked for in a May 7 solicitation on FedBizOpps.gov. The website

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May 30th, 2014

Man Fights Back in Attempted Robbery, Shoots Suspect Twice

Video: http://www.kaltura.com/index.php/kwidget/wid/1_ay1gj6yj/uiconf_id/12411302   There are a couple things in the video below that Law Shield thinks is worth pointing out to members: What we don’t know: Was the target of the robbery a CHL holder? Based on the video, the target of the robbery ceased firing after the threat tried to escape. A wise move. And

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May 23rd, 2014

SAF Wins Permanent Injunction in Challenge to Arkansas CCW Law

Law Shield is happy to report that the Second Amendment Foundation won a significant victory on behalf of legal resident aliens in Arkansas. SAF challenged the state’s citizen-only concealed carry licensing law in federal district court, seeking a permanent injunction against its enforcement on behalf of a man named Martin Pot (pronounced Pote), a citizen

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May 23rd, 2014

DC Gun-Carry Rights Case Blocked In Court

Little-known fact for our Law Shield members: Washington, D.C. is the only place in the country where no one is allowed to legally carry a gun outside the home. District residents are trying to challenge the law in court, but the justice system has denied them due process, reports Emily Miller at FoxNews.com. The almost

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May 23rd, 2014

On Appeal, Phoenix Loses Gun-Ad Suit

Law Shield was happy to see that author Alan Korwin and the Goldwater Institute in Arizona won a suit challenging the removal of a gun-business advertisement from 50 Phoenix bus shelters in October 2010. The Arizona Court of Appeals struck down Phoenix’s decision forbidding a pro-gun advertisement at city bus stops. The suit said the

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May 23rd, 2014

ATI Large-Frame Taurus Grips Now Shipping

Law Shield doesn’t endorse products, but we do like to make our members aware of new offerings, such as Scorpion X2 Revolver Grips for large-frame Taurus revolvers. ATI’s new Scorpion X2 Revolver Grip, $50, employs the company’s Scorpion recoil-reduction material, helpful if you’re shooting large-frame hard-recoiling Taurus revolvers. The Taurus revolvers compatible with the new

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May 23rd, 2014

AR-15 Chess Set

We stumbled across a unique gift for the AR-15 aficionado: A chess set made using spent .223 cases. Made by Olde World Collectibles and Creations, one side of the set uses steel casings and the other side uses brass casings. The kings and queens are the only four pieces with an actual bullet re-set in

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May 23rd, 2014

Guam One Step Closer to ‘Shall Issue’

The U.S. territory of Guam has aligned itself with a recent 9th Circuit opinion striking down concealed carry laws that required a good cause showing for license issuance. Guam’s “may issue” law gives the police chief the authority to approve concealed firearms applications at his discretion on a showing of “exceptional cause” for a Guam

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May 23rd, 2014

Robbers Ignore “No Weapons” Sign

[Image Courtesy of Washington Times] In North Carolina, three robbers set upon a BBQ Restaurant called “The Pit” in Durham.   The men were armed with handguns and held up the restaurant, ordering several staff members to the floor before escaping! Ironically, the restaurant has a large “No Weapons” sign posted at the entrance, specifically excluding

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May 23rd, 2014

‘No Cattle Car for Me’

Law Shield was interested to read a story about the Children of Jewish Holocaust Survivors, who recently organized a day of firearms instruction at the Angeles Shooting Range in northeast Los Angeles. The Jewish Telegraphic Agency article described how Doris Wise Montrose, president of the group, and seven others — three of them children of

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May 22nd, 2014

Jindal to Sign Expanded Louisiana Carry Bill

Texas Law Shield and U.S. Law Shield want to advise members that the office of Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has announced he will sign a bill expanding concealed carry with a permit into restaurants that serve alcohol. This is another Southern state that is incrementally growing where our members and others can carry concealed. The

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