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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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