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February 14th, 2014

Stay Trained, Stay Alive

At U.S. Law Shield, we are typically concentrating on what happens to our members after an incident has occurred. But we are aware that what happens as you’re forced to use a gun, can be the difference between life and death. While the circumstances surrounding a recent shooting by an officer tragically left a suspect

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February 12th, 2014

ABC Reports False Numbers on Children Shootings

Texas Law Shield firearms program attorneys were reading case law the night ABC News aired a report called “Young Guns: A Diane Sawyer Special.” So we missed the original show. Good thing, too — we might have thrown a volume of The Texas Law Review at the TV. Host Diane Sawyer said in the report’s

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February 12th, 2014

Americans' Dissatisfaction With Gun Laws Highest Since 2001

Texas Law Shield is not a bit surprised by recent Gallup polling that shows Americans’ dissatisfaction with U.S. gun laws and policies has increased to 55%, nearly matching the high of 57% in 2001. Our question is, why isn’t dissatisfaction with gun laws and policies even higher? That’s the sentiment we hear from our members.

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February 12th, 2014

Gun Companies Challenge Microstamping’s Viability

Texas Law Shield applauds three major firearms companies — Ruger, Smith & Wesson and Glock — that have filed supporting documents in Ivan Peña et. al v. Stephen Lindley, a lawsuit challenging the California handgun roster requirements that include microstamping and magazine disconnects. Microstamping is a patented process that, theoretically, would engrave a unique code

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February 12th, 2014

SIG Sauer Offers “Buy One Get One Free” 1911 Promotion

Texas Law Shield doesn’t recommend one handgun brand over another, but as a member service, we like to point out potentially good deals when we find them. If you’ve ever wanted to own a SIG Sauer 1911 handgun, the company’s “Buy One Get One Free” 1911-pistol promotion is worth considering. Through April 30, 2014, if

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February 12th, 2014

Words Fail Us

Maybe Texas Law Shielders have seen the video of California State Senator Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles) mash up the description of a firearm so badly it’s hard to figure out what he’s saying. If not, it’s worth a minute to check out. YouTube user David West put together a video pointing out the flaws

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February 5th, 2014

Arizona Bill Would Slow Fed Gun Overreach

Texas Law Shield is monitoring — and supports — state campaigns such as the Second Amendment Preservation Act in Arizona. According to the Tenth Amendment Center, Arizona state Senator Kelli Ward and eight other sponsors introduced the Second Amendment Preservation Act in the Grand Canyon State recently. SB1294 prohibits the state from enforcing “any federal

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February 4th, 2014

Florida Shooting Raises Questions about Campus Gun Ban

U.S. Law Shield in Florida is following developments after one person was shot on Jan. 30 and a second injured on the Palm Bay campus of Eastern Florida State College (EFSC). The shooting doesn’t involve a Law Shield member, as far as we know, but a broader policy that’s involved could affect Law Shield members

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February 3rd, 2014

Coming Soon: New Glock Carry Options

Law Shield staffers who attended the 2014 SHOT Show in January were impressed with several new self-defense carry guns that should be available shortly. For super-discreet carry, Glock’s new compact .380 ACP Model 42 caught our eye. For full-size-sidearm fans, the new Glock 41 Gen4 .45 ACP will be worth renting and shooting alongside your

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September 5th, 2013

Post Office Parking Lot Decision – Good News, But Not What You May Think

Recently, either in the media, the Internet, or elsewhere, you may have heard about a court decision regarding possession of a firearm in a post office parking lot. Some news outlets have titled their stories “YOU CAN CARRY IN THE POST OFFICE PARKING LOT – NEW COURT DECISION!” We at Texas Law Shield wanted to

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September 5th, 2013

What Every Firearms Instructor Needs to Know About the Recent Legislative Session

The great State of Texas has survived yet another legislative session, and the recent legislative typhoon has greatly changed the landscape for CHL instructors. While there were quite a few beneficial bills that died in committee, there are more and plenty that made it through and are becoming the law, with the vast majority altering

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September 5th, 2013

Legislative Updates: Effective Dates

We’ve received a few comments regarding the effective dates of these bills and laws, and wanted to make a quick note of clarification. With two exceptions, every bill mentioned in the Legislative Update is effective September 1, 2013. The two exceptions are: 1. HB 3142, currently effective, removes the revolver/semi-automatic categorization on concealed handgun licenses,

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