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July 10th, 2014

NJ Gov. Christie Nixes Gun and Magazine Ban Legislation

We like to pass along good gun news when it occurs. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie vetoed A.2006/S.993, which sought to lower New Jersey’s magazine restriction from fifteen rounds to ten. New Jersey is one of only a handful of states that already has a restriction on the number of rounds permitted. The state has

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July 10th, 2014

Crimson Trace Lasers & Holsters Q&A

When our lawyers and staff have a chance to visit with Law Shield members at seminars across the country, the programs focus on the law, but we hear lots of sidebar discussions during the breaks. Because some LS members are of a certain age, declining eyesight often leads to talk of laser sights. And one

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July 10th, 2014

DC Weighs TRO Gun Confiscation

Because our lawyers take civil rights seriously, Law Shield wants to alert our members about a District of Columbia councilmember who wants to “temporarily” confiscate guns from their owners without due process. D.C. Councilmember Mary Cheh’s bill would take guns away from people who have temporary restraining orders against them. TROs are common in domestic-abuse

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July 10th, 2014

Pause for Safety Act Worries Us

U.S. Law Shield and Texas Law Shield see problems with the outlines of a new gun-control initiative proposed by California Democratic senators  Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein. The pair, along with a California Democrat from the House, Rep. Lois Capps, recently proposed the Pause for Safety Act. The bill would encourage states to allow people

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July 10th, 2014

Law of "Justification and Reasonableness" Explained

Here is another page from our new and updated Deadly Force publication coming soon.  This page focuses on justification and reasonableness.  Remember to check out our other pages that have been publicly released here on the Texas Law Shield blog. If you find this information helpful, please share this page by clicking the like and

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July 3rd, 2014

One of the Dumber Things We’ve Seen

Something called Blue Nation Review has put up one of the more absurd things Law Shield has ever seen on Facebook — and that’s saying something. This group tries to make a false equivalence between the Oklahoma City Murrah Federal Building bombing and gun regulation. Honestly, we’ve tried to understand what they’re driving at, but

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July 3rd, 2014

Good Gun-Privacy News in Michigan

Law Shield’s multi-state members will be glad to hear that Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has signed laws exempting gun records from the state’s Freedom of Information Act. Michigan legislators wrote the law after a New York newspaper published the names and addresses of gun owners in two counties of that state in 2012. The legislation

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July 3rd, 2014

Protecting Your Property – Know When You Can Use Deadly Force

Folks, check out this new page from our updated Use of Force publication. This format is designed to easily explain complicated legal topics, such as the law of self-defense. These pages mimic what trial lawyers might use as demonstrative evidence to explain the law to a jury.   Here is another page on Self-Defense: Law Of

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July 3rd, 2014

In Pennsylvania, Shopkeeper’s Gun Beats Robber’s Knife

Law Shield would like to alert our Pennsylvania members to a situation that we hope will be ruled as a self-defense shooting in the town of Mayfair. Brandishing a 6-inch hunting knife, a man reportedly tried to rob Stan’s Health Foods in the 7100 block of Frankford Avenue in Mayfair. The man apparently broke into

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July 3rd, 2014

Magazines & Cartridges

Law Shield isn’t a big fan of the so-called “paper of record” based in New York City — mainly because the New York Times gets minor gun stuff so wrong so often, how can we trust their reporting otherwise? Such as on the attached graphic. The Times seemingly doesn’t know the differences between ammunition, cartridges,

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July 3rd, 2014

KTRK-TV: Man Accidentally Shoots Self In Leg While Driving

Law Shield will not insult the intelligence of our members by stating that it is unwise to attempt to unload a handgun while driving. It is worth noting, however, that an Ames man was returning home from a fishing trip with his wife and two young children, KTRK-TV reports, when he attempted to unload his

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July 3rd, 2014

Media Pushes Debunked ‘Everytown’ School Shootings Count

Law Shield wants to point out to our members that a statistic you may hear in many media outlets — that there have been 74 school shootings since Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012 — has been debunked. Journalist Charles C. Johnson used Twitter to point out 74-event list provided by Everytown included criminals who

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