Why We Carry: To Stop a Home Burglary

Law Shield members have plenty of reasons they need to carry, such as protecting themselves like one woman in Louisville, Kentucky. A homeowner in Louisville, Kentucky used her concealed-carry handgun to stop two people from burglarizing her home, reports WAVE 3 News. According to police, when the homeowner returned to her home on Nov. 19, …

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New York City Settles with Knife Owner for $7,500

Law Shield is pleased to report that The City of New York has agreed to pay $7,500 to a falsely arrested knife owner, according to a release from Knife Rights, which supported the case. According to the Knife Rights release, “The embarrassing settlement shows that the city would rather pay than try to justify its …

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D.C. Will Reportedly Appeal Carry Ruling

Law Shield is not surprised to read that while Washington, D.C., has been accepting applications for concealed handgun permits, D.C. Attorney General Irvin B. Nathan will appeal a judge’s ruling requiring D.C. to issue concealed-carry permits. In his July 2014 ruling, Judge Frederick Scullin Jr. wrote that “there is no longer any basis on which …

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Florida Carry Has Been Busy

Our Florida members may not be aware of how active a non-profit, non-partisan, grassroots organization in the state has been in defense of the right to keep and bear arms. Florida Carry was organized by a group of Florida gun-rights activists to lobby the state legislature and to provide a legal entity capable of filing …

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Product Safety Warning and Recall Notice For Remington Model 887

Law Shield would like to alert our members that Remington is voluntarily recalling Remington Model 887 shotguns manufactured from December 1, 2013 to November 24, 2014. The company has determined that some Remington Model 887 shotguns manufactured between those dates may have a defect causing the firing pin to bind in the forward position within …

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Safety Is Always Worth Mentioning

As our Law Shield members go afield this fall, it’s always worth reiterating a few safety tips. 1 Treat every firearm as if it were loaded. 2 Always keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction. 3 Be sure of your target and aware of what is beyond it. 4 Keep your finger outside of …

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All About AR-15s

Law Shield members who might want to own an AR-15–style rifle someday, but who are confused about the terminology and setup choices available, should take a look at three videos (embedded below) available from Brownells, the firearms parts, ammunition, and gunsmithing tools retailer based in Iowa. The Caliber Video shows the difference in chamber dimensions …

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Idaho Woman Wins: U.S. Army Corps Gun Ban Unconstitutional

Law Shield has been following the case of Morris v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and is pleased to report that Elizabeth E. Morris and Alan C. Baker, plaintiffs, prevailed with the ruling of an Idaho federal district court that the federal government ban on firearms on Corps properties violates the Second Amendment. According to …

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In New York: 34,500 People Mentally Unfit to Own Guns

At Law Shield we continue to worry about provisions of New York’s SAFE Law affecting our members. The SAFE Act, signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, is one of the toughest gun-control laws in the country. Most notably, the law banned high-capacity modern semiauto rifles. It also created a list of the mentally ill whose guns …

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In Pennsylvania, Gun Groups Can Now Sue Cities

Our Law Shield members in Pennsylvania have just gained a measure of protection from cities that, on their own, try to pass ordinances relating to guns and gun control in the future. On Oct. 28, Gov. Tom Corbett signed into law a measure that would give anyone who may legally own a firearm — and …

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