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July 3rd, 2014

Michigan Man Carries Rifle to Walk Daughter to Bus

Law Shield notes that a Muskegon Heights, Mich., man has decided to carry a rifle to and from the bus stop to protect his daughter. WZZM-TV reports that Michael LaMay says his actions are in response to recent violence in the city. Muskegon County Prosecutor DJ Hilson says he is aware of the situation, and

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July 3rd, 2014

SAF Seeks Injunction Against Mass. Handgun Sales Regulations

Law Shield applauds the groups seeking an injunction against Massachusetts regulations that prevent the commercial sale of certain semiautomatic handguns. The Second Amendment Foundation, joined by Commonwealth Second Amendment, Inc., two commercial dealers and six private citizens, filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Massachusetts to stop enforcement of a regulation requiring a “load

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June 27th, 2014

Denver: Gun-Mounted Flashlights Linked to Accidental Shootings

A Denver Post article raises a safety question we think is worth pointing out to Law Shield members: Denver’s police chief banned the use of tactical flashlights with switches below the trigger guard after two officers accidentally fired their guns last year, the paper reported. One of the officers may have shot a suspect when

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June 27th, 2014

District Judge Takes ATF To Task on Silencer Regs

Law Shield would like to notify our members that a federal judge recently took the BATFE to task for writing unclear and vague regulations regarding what devices can be classified as silencers. The agency arbitrarily classified a new device as a firearm silencer without sufficient review or a decent explanation why, U.S. District Judge John

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June 27th, 2014

California Ammo Registry Proposed

Law Shield wants to alert our members about a particularly bad anti-gun bill moving in the California state senate. California often rolls out legislation that becomes a template for gun grabbers in other states, and it’s our hope that this can be stopped. Senate Bill 53 would require individuals that wanted to purchase ammunition to

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June 27th, 2014

Colorado: Boulder City Attorney Continues to Violate State Law

Recently, Law Shield learned that the City of Boulder and its Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) division have been in direct violation of Colorado law by posting signs that prohibit the carrying of firearms. Our Colorado members may remember that during the 2000 legislative session, C.R.S. 18-12-214 (1)(a) in its current form was enacted,

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June 27th, 2014

Causes of Death in 1900 vs. Today: Guns Hardly Register

Law Shield would like to recommend to our members an item posted at IJReview.com about actual causes of mortality. Important to note: Gun deaths are way down the list. The story, entitled “One Chart Puts Firearms & Natural Disasters Threat in Perspective,” examines a graphic made by Oxford PhD. student Avi Roy that compares actual

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June 20th, 2014

Target Has Become a Target of MDA

If you’re a Target shopper, you may want to tell the company that you appreciate being able to carry guns in its stores — because the company is being attacked for its current stance. Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is trying to pressure Minneapolis-based retailer Target Corp. into prohibiting customers from open-carrying

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June 20th, 2014

Is TrackingPoint’s HUD Sighting System the Future?

TrackingPoint, the Austin-based firearms technology company, has released a video from its Labs department that demonstrates the use of wearable technology — such as Google Glass — paired with a Precision Guided Firearm (PGF). At Law Shield, we’re asking ourselves, is this the future of concealed-carry sights? The video showcases the companies’ R&D testing of

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June 20th, 2014

Stock Up Now?

Law Shield can’t predict the future, but we can wonder about it. It seems that availability and pricing for Russian ammo has eased considerably — prices for 7.62x39mm, for instance, have dropped below 25 cents per round at many retailers. It wasn’t too long ago that supplies were tight and prices were high for nearly

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