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… [Read More]

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… [Read More]

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… [Read More]

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… [Read More]

June 19th, 2014

Harry Reid: Pass Background Checks on Guns

Law Shield doesn’t understand how more laws would make felons obey existing laws. From Politico: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid called on the Senate Monday to pass background checks on guns in the wake of a Sunday shooting in Las Vegas that killed two police officers. Coming to the floor with “a lot of sadness,”… [Read More]

June 19th, 2014

Our Condolences to Vegas Families

Law Shield sends condolences to the families of Las Vegas Metro Police Officers Alyn Beck, 41, and Igor Soldo, 31, who were killed by gunmen Jerad and Amanda Miller. The pair murdered the two officers at 11:30 a.m. Sunday at the CiCi’s Pizza at 309 N. Nellis Boulevard in Las Vegas, according to news reports…. [Read More]

June 19th, 2014

Just Have Some (Safe) Fun

Law Shield came across an item by Sheriff Jim Wilson that we thought was worth passing along to our members.  Sheriff Wilson has a nostalgic perspective on learning to shoot.  Here’s Wilson, writing for the NRA publication Shooting Illustrated, last week: “Sometimes we get too caught up in the intricacies of what we feel like… [Read More]

June 19th, 2014

NRA Calls Its Own Open-Carry Criticism a ‘Mistake’

Texas Law Shield would like to assure its members that a recent kerfluffle between the NRA and open-carry groups in Texas seems to have smoothed over. The National Rifle Association’s Chris Cox apologized for a published statement by the NRA Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) that described openly carrying rifles in Texas for demonstration purposes… [Read More]

June 19th, 2014

Rahm Emanuel Wants Chicago-Style Gun Control for the Nation

Law Shield applauds Jack Tapper, host of CNN’s “The Lead” show, who asked very pointed, reasonable, well-informed questions of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel during a June 5 appearance. The topic was new Chicago gun rules, and Tapper said, “critics say [the gun control laws Emanuel is] proposing will really not affect the people who are… [Read More]

June 19th, 2014

Video: Gun Crimes Fall As Gun Sales Rise

As we noted on the Texas Law Shield Facebook page and in an earlier blog entry, a majority of Americans say they think gun crime has increased over the past 20 years, even though it has actually fallen dramatically, a recent Pew Research Center survey shows. The handy video below, produced by the National Shooting… [Read More]