Arlington Woman Upset that Gun Was Seized by Police

As we tell our members in seminars, police officers don’t always know the laws regarding concealed handgun licenses. In our view, that seems to be the case with the case of Amelia Pickens. According to a Fort Worth Star-Telegram story, Pickens had called the Arlington Police Department to investigate a car she thought might have …

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Is 'Operation Choke Point' Punishing Firearms Firms?

Law Shield was disturbed to see that the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) has been investigating the possible role of the federal government —specifically the Department of Justice’s “Operation Choke Point” — in influencing banks in their lending and business-banking relationship decisions regarding firearms companies. The investigation that Justice Department officials dubbed “Operation Choke Point” …

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Lawsuit Could Outlaw Most NJ Guns Inside Three Years

Law Shield notes that a recent lawsuit filed in New Jersey by the Brady Campaign has potentially catastrophic effects for gun ownership in the state. The Brady Campaign, joined by the Mercer County chapter of the Million Mom March, seeks to force the state attorney general to take the first step in the implementation of …

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Toledo Concealed Handgun Carrier Stops Bat-Wielding Mugger

A man was shot in South Toledo, Ohio while attempting to attack a couple with a bat. The Toledo Blade reported the suspect approached the woman and her boyfriend with a bat. He hit the male victim in the arm, but that’s when the woman pulled out a gun and fired twice. The Full Story: …

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Forget How To Flip The Bird If You Carry A Firearm

              Here at Texas Law Shield, we always want to pass along to our members the experiences we encounter across the Great State of Texas. In this newsletter, we would like to offer practical advice for the real world if you carry a firearm, in order to keep you out of the legal system. …

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In Iowa, Handgun Beats Mace in Robbery

As Law Shield members know, you have to have a gun in order to use a gun in self-defense. An armed store clerk thwarted a robbery in Fort Dodge, Iowa last Wednesday morning, reports KCCI-TV. The would-be-robber came in just after the book store had opened. As he walked in, he started coughing and then …

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Why Does the USDA Need Submachine Guns?

An article over at Cheaper Than Dirt! along with an Oklahoma congressman have asked a question we at Law Shield continue to ponder: Why is the USDA soliciting the “commerical [sic] acquisition of submachine guns, .40 Cal. S&W?” That’s what the Department of Agriculture asked for in a May 7 solicitation on FedBizOpps.gov. The website …

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Man Fights Back in Attempted Robbery, Shoots Suspect Twice

Video: http://www.kaltura.com/index.php/kwidget/wid/1_ay1gj6yj/uiconf_id/12411302   There are a couple things in the video below that Law Shield thinks is worth pointing out to members: What we don’t know: Was the target of the robbery a CHL holder? Based on the video, the target of the robbery ceased firing after the threat tried to escape. A wise move. And …

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SAF Wins Permanent Injunction in Challenge to Arkansas CCW Law

Law Shield is happy to report that the Second Amendment Foundation won a significant victory on behalf of legal resident aliens in Arkansas. SAF challenged the state’s citizen-only concealed carry licensing law in federal district court, seeking a permanent injunction against its enforcement on behalf of a man named Martin Pot (pronounced Pote), a citizen …

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DC Gun-Carry Rights Case Blocked In Court

Little-known fact for our Law Shield members: Washington, D.C. is the only place in the country where no one is allowed to legally carry a gun outside the home. District residents are trying to challenge the law in court, but the justice system has denied them due process, reports Emily Miller at FoxNews.com. The almost …

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