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… [Read More]

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… [Read More]

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… [Read More]

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,… [Read More]

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… [Read More]

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… [Read More]

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… [Read More]

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… [Read More]

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… [Read More]

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… [Read More]

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… [Read More]

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,… [Read More]