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How to Trick Out Your Gun and Not Land in Jail – Texas

In our last newsletter, you heard from Independent Program Attorney Edwin Walker on what was legal and not legal to add to your gun under federal. Edwin is back to cover what attachments are legal and not legal to add to your firearm under state law.  Hi, I’m Edwin Walker, Independent Program Attorney, with U.S. &... [Read More]

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How to Trick Out your Gun and Not Land in Jail

Have you ever wanted your firearm to look like the ones in the movies? Independent Program Edwin Walker lets you know what’s legal and what’s not legal, under federal law, to add to your firearms, so you can legally have the most tricked out gun around. Stay tuned for Part 2 in our next Newsletter. You... [Read More]

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The Restaurant Has a Bar, Can I Carry? Texas

Spring Break is here, and everyone is thawing out after a long winter. Watch Independent Program Attorney Edwin Walker instruct you on the law before walking into a restaurant or bar with your firearm.  It’s a situation you may have found yourself in before. You go to dinner out at a restaurant and have a... [Read More]

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Can I Gift A Gun? – Texas

Do you have the question, can I gift a gun for the holidays? Watch this video with Independent Program Attorney Edwin Walker teaching what you need to know before you buy. Edwin: Hi I’m Edwin Walker, Independent Program Attorney for Texas LawShield. It’s that time of year again when we give gifts to those that... [Read More]

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Can I Legally Shoot Someone If I'm Defending a Statue?

  A viral social-media post is suggesting that it may be okay to shoot someone to defend a statue. Our Independent Program Attorneys beg to differ. Here is U.S. & Texas LawShield® Independent Attorney Edwin Walker’s response: Texas LawShield recently became aware of a viral Facebook post telling people they can shoot someone vandalizing a statute.... [Read More]

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Get Your Ducks in a Row with Hunter Shield

Each year, about 400,000 hunters head afield in Texas in pursuit of doves, ducks, and other flying fowl. So you can bet that right now, bird hunting aficionados across the great State of Texas are shooting clays, rustling up game bags, and getting insect repellent and sunscreen in their field kits in preparation for the various bird seasons that... [Read More]

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Back to School: New Firearms Laws You Need to Know in Texas

  Edwin Walker, Independent Program Attorney for Texas Law Shield: Well, back-to-school time is almost here, so let’s talk a little bit about the relationship between schools and guns. I’m Edwin Walker, Independent Program Attorney for Texas Law Shield. As of August 1st, 2017, it will become legal for LTC holders to take their concealed... [Read More]

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Big News on Big Knives

As noted in a recent legislative update, Texas Law Shield Members will soon have a major expansion in their ability to defend themselves with bladed weapons. On September 1, 2017, H.B. 1935 becomes effective. It amends Texas Penal Code § 46.01(6) to remove the term “Illegal” knife and create the term “Location restricted” knife. Knives will no... [Read More]

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Court Stops 10+ Magazine Ban, For Now

A federal judge has temporarily blocked a voter-approved California law that would have forced gun owners to give up standard-capacity ammunition magazines holding 10 rounds or more. To get into compliance with the law, California gun owners would have been allowed move them out of state, sell them to a licensed dealer, destroy them, or hand... [Read More]

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Legal Q&A: Can Police Use 'Textalyzers' Without a Warrant?

 Q: I recently saw a NBC news video that shows police with a new device that they plug into your phone and can see if you were texting while driving. It showed them pulling over drivers and using this device. It’s my understanding that SCOTUS (Supreme Court of the United States) ruled they need a warrant... [Read More]

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Two Bills Compete to Bring Permitless Carry to Texas

In this interview with WBAP radio in Dallas, Independent Program Attorney Edwin Walker of Walker & Byington discusses the differences between two Texas House bills that are vying to bring permitless carry to Texas. (Audio only).  

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Texas: Can Your Town Outlaw Your Guns?

In the Lone Star State, cities and counties generally may not regulate the ownership or carry of firearms, ammunition, and knives — with a couple of pretty important exceptions. Click the video link above to watch Independent Program Attorney Edwin Walker of Walker & Byington in Houston tell you how to stay legal in the great state of... [Read More]

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