Permitless carry, also known as constitutional carry, is becoming much more common in the United States. Twenty-one states have now passed some form of permitless carry, and given the overall expansion of carry rights over the last 40 years, it’s not unreasonable to imagine a future where one might be able to carry in almost any state without ever having to complete a firearm licensing or permitting course. There’s conflicting data as to whether permitless carry results in increased or decreased violent crime. Still, there is one thing that’s absolutely certain: if you choose to carry a gun without going through your state’s permitting procedure, there’s a good chance that you may end up committing a felony without even realizing it—all due to the Gun-Free School Zones Act.
Floridians with a Concealed Weapon and Firearm License (CWFL) no longer need to consider whether a religious institution either 1) operates a school on the property where services are held, or 2) holds services on rented or leased school property.
A recent trend you might have noticed is of states passing laws that make them Second Amendment sanctuaries. The idea behind those laws is that local law enforcement or governmental agencies won’t be allowed to enforce federal gun laws that are stricter than state and local laws.
The term “ghost gun” has been used by politicians and the mainstream media for years as a broad label for firearms lacking a manufacturer-engraved serial number. Now the ghost gun debate and coming legal battle have been heating up due to a proposed rule change the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) listed in the Federal Register on May 21, 2021.
It’s no secret that the legal system is often skewed against gun owners. You see it all the time; the victim who was forced to protect their life against a dangerous threat often ends up being painted as a criminal. And the financial, emotional, and mental toll it takes to defend yourself against these courtroom bullies? It can be well… astronomical.
Self-defense incidents don’t happen when it’s convenient for your schedule. If we knew when and where a violent incident would occur, we would likely avoid them in the first place, right? You win 100% of the fights that never occur. But since we can’t see into the future, we must remain prepared for a self-defense incident to happen when we least expect it.
We often receive questions from U.S. LawShield members regarding transporting guns into Michigan from other states. These questions typically involve a member who is moving from another state or receiving the firearm as either a gift or an inheritance.