Know the Law: Non-Lethal Self-Defense | Oklahomaby Kendra Blalock
The following is a video transcript. Firearms are not your only line of self-defense. In some circumstances, non-lethal weapons, such as pepper spray, stun guns, canes, or other weapons may be used. Let’s discuss the legal parameters of non-lethal weapons in Oklahoma. What is a non-lethal weapon? A non-lethal weapon is any object that... [Read More]
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Colorado Switchblade and Gravity Knife Ban Repealedby U.S. & Texas LawShield Staff
Colorado was one of only nine states where switchblades and gravity knives were outlawed, that is, until Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper recently signed SB17-008 repealing the ban. Switchblades had been illegal since 1963. The Senate bill was sponsored by Owen Hill (R-Colorado Springs). As The Gazette reports, the bill’s House sponsor, Steve Lebsock (D-Thornton) wielded... [Read More]
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Georgia Legislative Update—What are the Latest Laws Affecting Gun Rights?by PJ Hermosa
Georgia Legislative Update by Independent Program Attorney Matt Kilgo: There were some significant changes in the law for Weapons Carry License holders and for firearms owners in general in Georgia in 2017. (Transcript continues below video.) In this Georgia legislative update, we’re going to look at two specific House Bills: House Bill 280 and... [Read More]
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Upgrades for Self-Defense Coming Sept. 1by U.S. & Texas LawShield Staff
On Sept. 1, Texas Members will be able to open a big ol’ goodie bag of upgraded self-defense freedoms, courtesy of Gov. Abbott and the Texas Legislature. Click the video below to see Independent Program Attorney Emily Taylor alert you to some of the changes. Transcript appears below the video. 2017 Texas Legislative Session has... [Read More]
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Knife Rights Victory: Automatic Knives Now Legal in Michiganby PJ Hermosa
A ban on the possession of automatic or mechanical knives (usually referred to as “switchblades”) in Michigan recently changed when Gov. Rick Snyder (R) signed Senate Bill 245 into law. According to a press release issued by the organization Knife Rights, the new law “repeals Section 226a (switchblade ban) of the Michigan penal code originally... [Read More]
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Big News on Big Knivesby U.S. & Texas LawShield Staff
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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Choosing a Defensive Pocket Knife: The #1 Most Important Considerationby U.S. & Texas LawShield Staff
Carrying a pocket knife is as American as apple pie. We use a pocket knife to open packages, strip wires, even to eat an apple. In today’s world, we also depend on a folding knife to defend our lives, protect our pistol, and with a little training, hold off an aggressive crowd... [Read More]
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In Pennsylvania, Can Your Town Outlaw Your Guns?by U.S. & Texas LawShield Staff
In the Keystone State, cities and counties are very limited in how they can regulate the ownership of or carry of firearms and ammunition. Click the video link to watch U.S. Law Shield of Pennsylvania Independent Program Attorney Justin McShane explain how “pre-emption” protects the rights of gun-owning citizens.
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Carrying a Knife or other Weapon on PA K-12 School Grounds Still Ill Advisedby PJ Hermosa
There is a “new” case that came out that is making its way around the internet. It is the case of Commonwealth v. Goslin. Perhaps you’ve heard about it, maybe you’ve read it. If you haven’t read it yet, you should. You can find the text here. To me, this case creates more questions than it does... [Read More]
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Law Shield News Roundupby PJ Hermosa
For our Law Shield members in various states, here’s a quick rundown of gun-related headlines from around the country: Planting Seeds of Guns Safety–and History (CO) State Supreme Court Lets Stand Ban on Guns in University Housing (FL) Gun Owners Dodge a Bullet! (GA) Governor Decides on Campus Carry Bill (GA) Governor Promises to Veto Constitutional Carry... [Read More]
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Good News for Oklahoma Knife Enthusiastsby Jesse Perez
On April 27, 2016, Governor Mary Fallin signed into law Senate Bill 1159, the Knife Law Reform Bill. Under this new measure, a dagger, bowie knife, dirk knife and sword cane are removed from the items prohibited from carry in Oklahoma. On the day of the signing, U.S. Law Shield Oklahoma Independent Program Attorney Robert... [Read More]
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