President’s Message: U.S. Law Shield Is Open in Tennessee

I would like to personally thank all of our Texas members and all of the facilities, instructors, ranges, and stores that have worked with us over the years. Thanks to you and all of your support in our home state, U.S. Law Shield (which operates outside Texas) is now available to the law-abiding gun owners …

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Springfield Unveils New RO Elite 1911

One of our Texas & U.S. Law Shield facilities, Defender Outdoors in Fort Worth, recently covered the introduction of several new lines of Springfield Range Officer Elite handguns in Compact, Target, Champion, and Operator series. The new Springfield Armory  1911 models are chambered in 9mm and .45 ACP. The 1911 RO Elite is Springfield’s latest addition …

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Chill Out with a Great Member Perk from Frio Ice Chests

Want to get 15% off an ice chest or other “cool” products through our 2A Member Perks program? Then click the video below to watch Germaine Baur, Brand Ambassador for Texas & U.S. Law Shield, explain how to take advantage of this exceptional offer from Frio Ice Chests. This Member Perk is available to both Texas Law Shield …

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Texas: Can I Use Force Against Someone Burglarizing My Car?

  Can you shoot someone breaking into your vehicle while it’s on your driveway? And even if you can in Texas, should you? Independent Program Attorney Emily Taylor addresses the legal choices and complexities to keep Members from making a life-altering mistake in the use of force and use of deadly force. Transcript appears below. …

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Surplus 1911s Move One Step Closer to ‘For Sale’

A bill to eventually make more than 100,000 1911 pistols available for sale through the Civilian Marksmanship Program has passed the House of Representatives as part of the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). “Currently, the military has some 100,000 excess 1911s sitting in storage at taxpayer expense,” said Independent Program Attorney Edwin Walker of …

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Report: Women & Minorities Are Fueling Growth in Concealed Carry Permits

A new report from the Crime Prevention Research Center, Concealed Carry Permit Holders Across the United States: 2017, shows that there are now more than 16.3 million concealed handgun permits in the U.S., up 1.83 million since last July. Far more people carry guns today than in 2007, when there were only 4.6 million permits. Thirteen …

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Big News on Big Knives

As noted in a recent legislative update, Texas Law Shield Members will soon have a major expansion in their ability to defend themselves with bladed weapons. On September 1, 2017, H.B. 1935 becomes effective. It amends Texas Penal Code § 46.01(6) to remove the term “Illegal” knife and create the term “Location restricted” knife. Knives will no …

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The Criminal Justice System is Not for the Faint of Heart

  One morning at 2:30 a.m., a Dallas area homeowner was awakened by the noise of someone breaking into his house. The homeowner was confronted with a man attempting to rob him, and the homeowner responded by fatally shooting the home invader, telling the investigating officers it was done in self-defense. While it appears to …

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Be a Part of the Success of Texas & U.S. Law Shield

We are seeking part-time program ambassadors to be a part of the runaway success of the largest firearms legal-defense program. Qualifications: — Professional appearance and work habits a must. — Previous public speaking and consumer sales experience is preferred. — We offer part-time evening, weekend, and trade-show work opportunities. — Knowledge of firearms is helpful …

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