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Legislative Update: Important Changes to Oklahoma Laws

Many bills were passed in this past Oklahoma legislative session. This quick read can save you from hours in court and years in confinement...

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The Terms You NEED to Know for Concealed Carry…

If you care about the Second Amendment, have ever applied for a license or permit to carry a concealed handgun, or are familiar with the firearms laws of your state, then you’ve probably come across the terms, shall-issue, may-issue, and constitutional carry. These terms have specific legal implications in each state when it comes to... [Read More]

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Oklahoma Legislature Passes Constitutional Carry, Awaits Governor’s Decision

The Oklahoma legislature voted on May 2, 2018,to expand gun rights for every legal gun owner in the state. SB 1212 will allow anyone who meets the following criteria to now carry a legal firearm either open or concealed, loaded or unloaded without a license in the State of Oklahoma: •  21 years of age or... [Read More]

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Arizona: Opioid Epidemic and CCW Collide in Phoenix

  An armed citizen in Phoenix was at the right place at the right time to stop an armed man trying to rob a Walgreens pharmacy of opioids. As reported in azcentral.com, 30-year-old Stephen Holguin pulled out a gun, jumped the pharmacy counter at a Walgreens in the 3400 block of West Union Hills Drive,... [Read More]

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Bill Allowing Permitless Concealed Carry On The Move in North Carolina

  The North Carolina General Assembly returned to work on Aug. 3, with Second Amendment supporters eyeing the Senate for action on an omnibus gun bill which would include permitless concealed carry. House Bill 746 moved to the Senate in June after House members approved it by a tight vote of 64-51. The bill, introduced... [Read More]

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Proposed Michigan Bill Would Allow Permitless Carry

                            A four-bill package has been introduced in the Michigan House, that, if passed, will bring Constitutional Carry to the Great Lakes State. The bill is sponsored by Reps. Michele Hoitenga of Manton, Triston Cole of Mancelona, Sue Allor of Wolverine and... [Read More]

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Missouri Lawmakers Debate Bill That Could Hold Business Owners Liable for Shootings

Missouri residents recently packed the state capitol to hear testimony on a law that would hold any enterprise electing to prohibit the possession of firearms — including by the placement of signs as authorized under section 571.107 — responsible for the safety and defense of any person who is authorized to carry firearms or other arms... [Read More]

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N.H. Gets Constitutional Carry; Do You Want It for Your State?

  The New Hampshire state motto “Live Free or Die” got a boost last week when Gov. Chris Sununu signed into law a bill that lifts licensing requirements to carry a concealed firearm in the Granite State. Senate Bill 12, considered a “Constitutional Carry” law by its backers, made New Hampshire the 12th state not to... [Read More]

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Top 10 Stories from 2016

  As we look forward to great things in 2017, let’s take a quick look back at our 10 most popular Law Shield blog entries in 2016. Did you read them all? If not, click each item’s headline to open the story and see what you missed. 1: The Legality of Body Armor (August 17)... [Read More]

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For or Against Constitutional Carry? Let Us Hear from You

State Rep. Jonathan Stickland has pre-filed a measure for the 2017 legislation session to bring Constitutional Carry to the Lone Star State — a bill which, if passed and signed into law, would make Texas the largest state with permitless carry. Under Stickland’s bill, titled the Texas Constitutional Carry Act, the framework for concealed-carry permits would disappear, allowing adults who... [Read More]

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New Hampshire Governor Promises to Veto Constitutional Carry Bill

Democrat Governor Maggie Hassan has promised to veto House Bill 582 that has been passed by both the State’s House and Senate legislative bodies along party lines and sent to the Governor for signature on April 27, 2016. The proposed measure would allow a person to carry a loaded, concealed pistol or revolver without a... [Read More]

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Idaho Becomes 8th Constitutional Carry State

  Governor Butch Otter (R) signed SB 1389, which allows for permitless carry into law on Friday, March 25, making Idaho the eighth state with permitless/constitutional carry. Idaho comes right on the heels of West Virginia, whose permitless/constitutional carry law will go into effect on June 5, 2016. SB 1389 will not eliminate Idaho’s current... [Read More]

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