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Member Story: No Such Thing as Too Prepared

2022-01-20T07:11:30-06:00January 19th, 2022|Tags: , |

Scott Frey, of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, has been a proud member of U.S. LawShield for seven years. In 2014, he decided to take responsibility for his personal protection and legally arm himself. Scott knew that it was the right decision for him. However, he also understood that it was important to fully comprehend his rights and secure reliable Legal Defense for Self Defense® coverage.

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What is Open Carry?

2022-01-04T04:34:39-06:00January 6th, 2022|Tags: , |

What is Open Carry? Simply put, it's the practice of carrying a wholly or partially visible firearm. It could be a holstered handgun that's not hidden under a concealment garment, or the less common practice of carrying a long gun on a sling. Since the gun isn't concealed, it's carried "in the open" hence the term "open carry."

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Top 3 Safety Tips for New Year Celebration

2022-01-03T09:53:01-06:00December 31st, 2021|Tags: , |

A New Year Celebration can represent many different things for many different people. For some, it is a time of careful reflection on the events of the past year and a hopeful optimism for the possibilities the coming year represents. For others, it’s an excuse to gather with friends, family, or strangers and enjoy a party. No matter your personal feelings or beliefs behind a New Year Celebration, it’s always a good idea to consider how to stay safe and what goes into protecting not only your physical health and safety, but also your emotional health and safety.

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Duty to Retreat

2022-01-14T16:26:09-06:00December 30th, 2021|Tags: , |

“Duty to retreat” is a phrase you’ll hear from time to time when discussing lawful self-defense. It's a term that is frequently misunderstood and misrepresented, so call your Independent Program Attorney if you have any questions. Let's unpack this legal term so that you can understand what it really means when a state has a duty to retreat law.

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Shall-Issue vs. May-Issue: Is Concealed Carry a Right or a Privilege?

2022-01-04T10:30:25-06:00December 30th, 2021|

With a rising number of states passing constitutional carry laws (a general term for state-level laws that allow the carrying of a handgun without a permit), questions are coming up a lot lately about the permitting or licensing systems that are often supplemented by constitutional carry legislation. When seeking a license or permit to carry, you’re likely to encounter either “shall-issue” or “may-issue” scenarios.

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Ammunition 101

2022-01-04T10:27:23-06:00December 9th, 2021|

Sometimes the words thrown around in the gun world can be confusing. One example is the terminology used to talk about ammunition because there are a variety of terms you should be familiar with.

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Tora, Tora, Tora! Pearl Harbor’s 80th Anniversary 

2021-12-08T01:23:48-06:00December 8th, 2021|

December 7, 1941. As President Franklin D. Roosevelt said, so it has become a date which lives in infamy. It is a symbol of the best of the American spirit triumphing in the face of the worst of adversity. This year, we commemorate the 80th anniversary of the surprise attack on the U.S. Pacific Fleet, meant to preemptively knock the United States out of the war before it began.

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The Four Golden Rules of Gun Safety (and a Few More You Should Know)

2022-01-04T10:19:53-06:00November 30th, 2021|Tags: , |

As a firearms owner, gun safety should be your top priority at all times. It does not matter if you own your gun for home defense, use it as an everyday carry (EDC), or only use it to hunt. Being safe is the responsibility of every gun owner. Sometimes it seems overwhelming, especially for those new to the gun world, because certain organizations push three rules while others say there are seven or more. We’re going to fill you in on four golden rules and offer some extra safety tips to further your firearms education.

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The Reality of Domestic Violence

2021-11-19T11:44:44-06:00November 19th, 2021|

Domestic violence is a serious problem, one that has only worsened during the pandemic-related lockdowns and restrictions. In fact, according to a study by the American Journal of Emergency Medicine, it’s a measurable increase.

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