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February 28th, 2014

Former U.S. Supreme Justice Stevens Wants to Rewrite the 2nd Amendment

Former U.S. Supreme Justice Stevens Wants to Rewrite the 2nd Amendment and take away our individual right to bear arms. If you don’t believe there are those who want to disarm America, look at this ridiculous position from a supposed “legal scholar.” Stevens’ upcoming book is Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the

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February 28th, 2014

Full Auto Machine Gun – Slow Motion

Texas Law Shield is about serious business, but we like to rock-and-roll, too. As our members know, we create trusts for Class 3 items like suppressors and other NFA-restricted firearms, such as full-auto rifles. But shooting full-auto anything is expensive, and most of us don’t get that many opportunities to cut loose. To get a

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February 27th, 2014

California Concealed CCW Count Could Rise over 44,000%

Texas Law Shield is gratified by how big the California carry-license count could become under “shall-issue” licensing — projected to be as high as 1.4 million during the first year. “Shall-issue” means local law enforcement can’t arbitrarily deny a carry permit. “May-issue” licensing, as applied in California, meant that local law enforcement had wide discretion

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February 27th, 2014

Sheriff Loosens Requirements for Obtaining CCW Permits

Texas Law Shield supports Orange County (Calif.) Sheriff Sandra Hutchens’ very recent decision to loosen requirements for obtaining CCW permits in her county. Normally, TLS wouldn’t make note of a county permitting change in a state where we currently don’t offer our program. But Orange County is responding very quickly and positively to the recent

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February 27th, 2014

Connecticut Gun Owners Refuse To Register AR-15's

Texas Law Shield has learned that many AR-15 owners in Connecticut didn’t register their rifles with the state when a new law went into effect Dec. 31, 2013. http://www.wfsb.com/video?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=9682224 That law banned the sale of AR-15s in Connecticut. It also required owners of existing AR-style firearms to disclose they owned the semi-auto rifles. How many

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February 27th, 2014

Firearm Sales Boom

While Texas Law Shield strongly disagrees with anti-gun policies President Obama has pushed, we cannot argue that he has been great for gun sales. Since Obama took office, 66 million firearms have been sold, and sales remain strong. According to data released this week by BATFE in its Annual Firearms Manufacturing and Export Report (AFMER),

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February 21st, 2014

Attorneys General From 19 States File SCOTUS Amicus Brief In SAF Case

Texas Law Shield firearms program attorneys have noted a lot of news coverage of concealed-carry court cases this month. First, it was the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals finding that the Second Amendment secures the individual’s right to carry handguns outside the home for self-defense. Now, attorneys general representing 19 states have signed onto

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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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