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How Social Media Can Be Used Against You…

The following is a video transcript. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat: many of these social media outlets have become a common part of our daily lives. But can one of your simple social media posts be used against you in court; or worse, could it lead to your arrest? The quick answer is “yes.” Social media... [Read More]

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The Federal Bump Stock Ban Explained

Florida and New Jersey Members: Bump stocks are already illegal under state law. For more information, please call U.S. LawShield and ask to speak to your Independent Program Attorney.   The following is a video transcript. Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker has just signed a national ban on bump stocks, expected to go into effect... [Read More]

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Federal Bureau of Investigation Sued for Denying Americans’ Right to Bear Arms

  Federal Bureau of Investigation Sued for Denying Americans’ Right to Bear Arms   The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Attorney General, et al. have been served with a lawsuit according to a press release dated June 5th, 2018. The lawsuit alleges that the FBI actively refused to process background check appeals for... [Read More]

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Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals Deals Blow to Stand Your Ground Laws

A literal reading of Oklahoma’s Stand Your Ground law reveals that a person has no duty to retreat and that they may meet force with force, including deadly force, when confronted by a threat of death or grievous bodily injury, and that they can protect themselves with deadly force if they believe that their own lives are in jeopardy. It is part of the Oklahoma Firearms Act of 1971 and amplified in 21 O.S. 1289.25 of state statutes. However, in a recent decision, the Court of Criminal Appeals says that a literal reading of the law is wrong and that there is no absolute immunity in Oklahoma.

Georgia Supreme Court Has Zero Tolerance For Schools’ Policies—Victory for Self-Defense

On August 28, 2017, the Georgia Supreme Court addressed the issue of “zero tolerance” for fighting in schools in the Peach Tree State in the case Henry County Board of Education v. S.G., No. S16G1700. The issue is the justification of self-defense in a school disciplinary action. Back in 2014, a young high school student,... [Read More]

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Self-Defense: Florida Driver Sues Uber Over Gun Policy

A Miami-area Uber driver has sued the popular ride-share company claiming its firearms policy violates his right to self-defense under Florida law. Jose Mejia, 28, is a concealed-carry license holder who became an Uber driver in March 2016. But in 2015, the company banned guns in cars after an Uber driver shot and wounded a... [Read More]

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Colorado: Brady Campaign Misleads Aurora Family on Gun Suit

  It would be a difficult to justify suing a car dealer who sold a vehicle to someone who then intentionally used it to cause harm or death. But if the product is a gun, some believe that the manufacturer or dealer should be liable for users’ deliberate violence. In 2012, Jessica Ghawi was shot... [Read More]

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Nevada: Gun Ownership Appeal for Medical Marijuana User Goes Up in Smoke

In a 3-0 ruling, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a federal ban on the sale of guns to medical marijuana cardholders. According to an AP report, the lawsuit was filed by S. Rowan Wilson of Nevada. Wilson tried to buy a firearm for self defense in 2011, but was denied the purchase by... [Read More]

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D.C. Appeals Court Strikes Down ‘Good Reason’ Licensing Scheme

“Unconstitutional” is what a federal appeals court has ruled on the D.C. gun law that says people must show “good reason” to have concealed handgun permits. The Second Amendment is sufficient reason itself to issue permits, according to the 2-1 ruling released Tuesday July 25, by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. “In... [Read More]

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Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law to Face Legal Test

The Stand Your Ground self-defense law in Florida has seen its share of legislative battles; now, it’s facing a legal test. In June, Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill that declared the state, and not the defense, has the burden of proof in pre-trial hearings to decide if the stand your ground defense is appropriate... [Read More]

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UT Profs Lose Anti-Campus-Carry Case

Three University of Texas at Austin professors seeking to overturn the state’s 2015 campus carry law have had their lawsuit dismissed by a federal judge. The law allows licensed-to-carry individuals to carry concealed handguns inside most public university buildings. Campus carry became law in 2015 and went into effect on Aug. 1, 2016. The professors... [Read More]

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Gorsuch Provides Hope for 2nd Amendment Advocates

Neil Gorsuch, recent appointee to the United States Supreme Court, advocated for 2nd Amendment gun rights in joining Justice Thomas’ dissent to the Court’s majority decision to deny review of the Ninth Circuit, Court of Appeals, decision in Peruta v. California. In that written opinion, the Ninth Circuit declared there to be no Second Amendment... [Read More]

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