Jindal to Sign Expanded Louisiana Carry Bill

Texas Law Shield and U.S. Law Shield want to advise members that the office of Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has announced he will sign a bill expanding concealed carry with a permit into restaurants that serve alcohol. This is another Southern state that is incrementally growing where our members and others can carry concealed. The …

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Texas Joins 21 Other States Against NY SAFE Act

Texas Law Shield supports the recent actions of the  attorney general of Texas, who along with the AGs of 21 other states has filed an amicus brief in a lawsuit that seeks to overturn New York’s SAFE Act, claiming the law is unconstitutional. Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange filed the brief in the 2nd U.S. …

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Gun Homicide Rate Down 49% Since 1993 Peak; Public Unaware

Law Shield was happy to see the results of a recent Pew Research Center analysis of government data that showed national rates of gun homicide and other violent gun crimes are strikingly lower now than during their peak in the mid-1990s, paralleling a general decline in violent crime. Compared with 1993, the peak of U.S. …

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Viridian Introduces Taclight For S&W Shield

Law Shield doesn’t endorse products, but we do like to make our members aware of new products that some may deem appropriate for concealed carry, such as Viridian’s new Reactor TL (RTL) taclight for the Smith & Wesson M&P Shield. The RTL taclight has a 140-lumen light with constant or strobe settings, and ECR Instant-On …

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Arkansas Mall Shooting Ruled Self Defense

Law Shield wants to make our members aware of successful self-defense events, because they are too often ignored or misreported. KHBS/KHOG-TV in Fort Smith, Arkansas reported that one person was killed when he confronted his estranged wife, who was with two men who were carrying concealed in the parking lot of Central Mall last week. …

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Remington Moves Several Plants to Alabama

Law Shield noted a significant piece of industry news we wanted to pass along to our members: Remington Outdoor Company has announced that several plants are being consolidated into Remington’s new facility in Huntsville, Alabama. Of particular interest to concealed carriers is that Remington’s R1 1911 handgun production will be leaving the town of Illion …

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Jerry Miculek: How to Shoot a Pistol

Helping our members prevail in the legal system after a deadly-force incident is Law Shield’s number-one concern. Prevailing during the incident comes before that, however. In this video, champion shooter Jerry Miculek shares basic and advanced techniques that can make you a better pistol shooter.  

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Judge Upholds D.C.’s ‘New’ Gun Ban

On May 15, Law Shield saw where a federal judge upheld yet another gun ban in Washington, D.C. We’re amazed because this case, known unofficially as Heller II, brings back part of a gun ban that was struck down in 2008 by Heller I. The most recent lawsuit challenging the District’s gun restrictions had Dick …

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Just Because You Have A Firearm, Doesn’t Mean You Win The Fight

Texas Law Shield urges our members to remember that simply owning a firearm for self-defense isn’t enough, as the recent case of Michael Jerome Hilliard in Houston points out. According to a Houston Chronicle report, Hilliard died in a shootout with suspects after they burst into his home in southeast Houston recently. As the facts …

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