In Missouri, K.C. City Council Bans Open Carry

Law Shield regrets to inform our Missouri Law Shield members that the City Council of Kansas City voted unanimously earlier this week to ban open carry in the state’s largest city. As our members know, open carry is common in Missouri, but cities are allowed to ban it under current law. The 9-0 vote was …

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In Florida, Judge Rules Against Guns in Campus Housing

Florida Law Shield was sorry to see a ruling last week in which Alachua County Circuit Judge Toby Monaco said that universities may ban guns in college residence halls. The ruling was a setback for Florida Carry, Inc., which last year won a decision by the 1st District Court of Appeal that said the state …

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The Hidden Strategy in D.C. Decision

Law Shield reported last week on the landmark decision in Palmer v. District of Columbia, in which the District of Columbia’s ban on concealed carry outside the home was declared unconstitutional. Then, the District asked for and obtained a 90-day stay of the decision, purportedly to work out details of an acceptable carry licensing plan. …

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Everytown’s Ooops

One of the unsavory things Law Shield has to do is monitor anti-gun groups’ messaging so we can keep our members informed about threats to legal and safe gun ownership. One such group is former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety. Inadvertently, Everytown makes a pro-gun point in a recent video, as Katie …

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Report: Carry Permits Up, Violent Crime Down

Law Shield would like to point our members’ attention to a recent report released by the Crime Prevention Research Center, which shows that as the number of concealed-carry permits issued nationally has increased, murder and other violent crimes decreased. While correlation isn’t causation, we do not think that is a coincidence. According to the report …

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Four New Desert Eagle 1911s Available from Cabela’s

U.S. Law Shield and Texas Law Shield would like to let our members know about four exclusive new designs for Magnum Research, Inc.’s Desert Eagle 1911G and Desert Eagle 1911C offered through Cabela’s. The first two models are the .45 ACP “G” and “C” pistols, model numbers DE1911GSBCAB and DE1911CSBCAB. The frames on both are …

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Concealed Carry Holster Options

Law Shield believes the 2:48 video below is worth watching for our members who are still deciding which carry method works best for them. There’s good advice in this NSSF video about choosing a belt, holster style, and other carry considerations. The presenter is Randi Rogers, a professional shooter who also serves as the sales …

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In Florida, ‘Hammer’ing Docs

Law Shield recommends to our members an article by Marion P. Hammer, past president of the National Rifle Association and currently executive director of Unified Sportsmen of Florida. In an op-ed distributed across the state, she wrote about the recent “Docs vs. Glocks” law: Physicians interrogating and lecturing parents and children about guns is not …

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ATF Operation Backfire Backfires Again

Law Shield believes our Multi-State members will share our disappointment in the discipline handed down to four Wisconsin ATF agents involved in the wrong-headed Operation Backfire. As reported by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, ATF agents running an undercover storefront in Milwaukee used a brain-damaged man with a low IQ to set up gun and drug …

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Texas International Firearms Festival Set for Nov. 8-9

Texas Law Shield would like to let our central-Texas members know that tickets are now on sale for the Texas International Firearms Festival (TIFF), a two-day event scheduled for November 8-9, 2014, at Best of the West Shooting Sports northwest of Austin. Members who attend can test-fire handguns, rifles and shotguns from ArmaLite, Advanced Armament, …

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