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March 25th, 2014

Newest Anti-Gun Attack – Ban Imports of Many Semi-Automatic Rifles

U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein is resuming her attack on semi-automatic modern sporting rifles using a different tactic. According to the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the California Democrat is asking her fellow U.S. Senators to sign on to a letter to President Obama asking him to direct the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

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March 25th, 2014

Man with Gun Tattoo Wakes Up to Armed Police

Sometimes, we can barely believe how members of the public react when they see a “gun,” or what they think is a gun. From the Kennebec Journal in Maine: NORRIDGEWOCK — Michael Smith went outside shirtless after being awakened Tuesday morning, yelling at a tree removal company to get off his property. The workers thought

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March 25th, 2014

First Production Run’ Ruger Rifles to be Auctioned

Texas Law Shield members who want to own a piece of history — and help out some worthwhile groups —can bid on one of five “First Production Run” Ruger Rimfire American Rifles made in North Carolina. In September 2013, Ruger finalized the purchase of a 220,000-square-foot facility in Mayodan, NC. This was the company’s first

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March 21st, 2014

Understanding Fast and Furious

If members want to know the ins and outs of the Department of Justice Fast and Furious gun-walking scandal, Texas Law Shield recommends checking out former CBS News reporter Sharyl Attkisson’s new website, SharylAttkisson.com. Attkisson was one of the few national news correspondents who did a thorough, relentless reporting job on Fast and Furious, which

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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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