July 15th, 2014

Petition Seeks to Remove Suppressors from NFA

Texas Law Shield would like to alert our NFA members that there’s a petition on Whitehouse.gov seeking to get suppressors removed from National Firearms Act regulation. As we’ve noted elsewhere, ownership of suppressors is skyrocketing, despite a major regulatory hurdle — the National Firearms Act of 1934. This legislation regulates the ownership of the suppressors,… [Read More]

July 11th, 2014

IZ-132 Rifle Upgrades Coming This Year

Like some of our lawyers and staff, many Law Shield members also happen to be students of the gun, so when a universally recognized firearm gets an upgrade, we like to let you know. As always, Law Shield does not endorse products like the Kalashnikov-inspired IZ132, but we do like to hear about them. The… [Read More]

July 11th, 2014

Ruger American Rimfires Now Include Threaded-Barrel Models

Our Law Shield NFA members who own 22-caliber suppressors should be aware that Sturm, Ruger & Co.’s American Rimfire line of bolt-action rifles are now available with threaded barrels in 22 LR, 22 Magnum, and 17 HMR. Two stock lengths are available: full-sized (13.75″ length of pull) and compact (12.5″ length of pull). All six… [Read More]

July 10th, 2014

BATFE Update on eForms

Law Shield would like to update our NFA members about a recent message to Class 3 dealers from BATFE. The subject line was an ATF eForms update from Lee Alston-Williams. The BATFE memo read:   We are pleased to announce the following updates to the eForms system: 1. Performance enhancements — We were able to… [Read More]

July 10th, 2014

Target CEO Addresses Open Carry in Stores

Law Shield would like to make our members aware of a corporate statement by Target stores’ interim CEO John Mulligan on July 2, 2014: The company release began as a corporate statement: “Every day at Target, in everything we do, we ask ourselves what is right for our guests? We make all of our decisions… [Read More]

July 10th, 2014

Time: Gun Silencers Are Suddenly Selling Like Hot Cakes

Law Shield would like to inform our members, and especially our NFA members, about a remarkable trend that the national media has finally noticed: NFA sales are hot. An April 2014 article in Time magazine was entitled “Gun Silencers Are Suddenly Selling Like Hot Cakes,” which is not quite accurate. Based on our legal experience… [Read More]

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… [Read More]

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… [Read More]

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… [Read More]

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… [Read More]

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… [Read More]

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… [Read More]