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The new year brings new gun laws in California, which could impact how you carry your firearms. Stay on the right side of the law and discover...
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Virginia's political climate towards firearms has changed drastically. This read will inform you of the proposed legislation for Virginians in 2020.
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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]
One Pennsylvania lawmaker is making it his mission to derail two pieces of legislation proposed in the Pennsylvania Legislature that he believes infringe on the rights guaranteed by the Second Amendment, even if it meant taking extreme measures. “We’re going to do every single thing that we can do to stop the folks in the... [Read More]
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With the announcement by Justice Anthony Kennedy that he will retire after serving on the U.S. Supreme Court for thirty years, years of uncertainty on how the nation’s highest court might decide cases involving the Second Amendment may soon become more clear. Justice Kennedy has long been considered a ‘swing vote’ on the court, having... [Read More]
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During the most recent government shutdown, U.S. & Texas LawShield received many calls from our members concerned on how their ability to purchase firearms was being affected. With the possibility of another shutdown coming on February 8, we asked one of our Independent Program Attorneys to answer these questions for you. This weekend’s government shutdown... [Read More]
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Independent Program Attorney Emily Taylor discusses upcoming legislation that could effect our gun rights, possibly in a positive way.
Recently, a small start-up company, SlideFire, decided to test the 1986 Firearm Owners Protection Act that made it illegal to manufacture an automatic weapon after May 19, 1986 (with an exception for samples manufactured for dealers, military, and police agencies). The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is charged with the responsibility of... [Read More]
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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It was widely suggested that Donald Trump’s 2016 election signaled the end of most gun-control efforts. He had campaigned on a pro-Second Amendment platform and had gained support from the National Rifle Association and other pro-gun groups. Plus, it meant that the Executive branch and both Houses of Congress were now in the Republican... [Read More]
Gun dealers might be breathing easier this week, now that the Department of Justice has confirmed the demise of Obama Administration’s Operation Choke Point. That message arrived Aug. 16 in a letter from Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd to Republican congressmen who pressed the DOJ for clarification on OCP, now that there is a new... [Read More]
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