Americans’ Dissatisfaction With Gun Laws Highest Since 2001

Texas Law Shield is not a bit surprised by recent Gallup polling that shows Americans’ dissatisfaction with U.S. gun laws and policies has increased to 55%, nearly matching the high of 57% in 2001. Our question is, why isn’t dissatisfaction with gun laws and policies even higher? That’s the sentiment we hear from our members. …

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Gun Companies Challenge Microstamping’s Viability

Texas Law Shield applauds three major firearms companies — Ruger, Smith & Wesson and Glock — that have filed supporting documents in Ivan Peña et. al v. Stephen Lindley, a lawsuit challenging the California handgun roster requirements that include microstamping and magazine disconnects. Microstamping is a patented process that, theoretically, would engrave a unique code …

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SIG Sauer Offers “Buy One Get One Free” 1911 Promotion

Texas Law Shield doesn’t recommend one handgun brand over another, but as a member service, we like to point out potentially good deals when we find them. If you’ve ever wanted to own a SIG Sauer 1911 handgun, the company’s “Buy One Get One Free” 1911-pistol promotion is worth considering. Through April 30, 2014, if …

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Words Fail Us

Maybe Texas Law Shielders have seen the video of California State Senator Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles) mash up the description of a firearm so badly it’s hard to figure out what he’s saying. If not, it’s worth a minute to check out. YouTube user David West put together a video pointing out the flaws …

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Arizona Bill Would Slow Fed Gun Overreach

Texas Law Shield is monitoring — and supports — state campaigns such as the Second Amendment Preservation Act in Arizona. According to the Tenth Amendment Center, Arizona state Senator Kelli Ward and eight other sponsors introduced the Second Amendment Preservation Act in the Grand Canyon State recently. SB1294 prohibits the state from enforcing “any federal …

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Florida Shooting Raises Questions about Campus Gun Ban

U.S. Law Shield in Florida is following developments after one person was shot on Jan. 30 and a second injured on the Palm Bay campus of Eastern Florida State College (EFSC). The shooting doesn’t involve a Law Shield member, as far as we know, but a broader policy that’s involved could affect Law Shield members …

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Coming Soon: New Glock Carry Options

Law Shield staffers who attended the 2014 SHOT Show in January were impressed with several new self-defense carry guns that should be available shortly. For super-discreet carry, Glock’s new compact .380 ACP Model 42 caught our eye. For full-size-sidearm fans, the new Glock 41 Gen4 .45 ACP will be worth renting and shooting alongside your …

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Legislative Updates: Effective Dates

We’ve received a few comments regarding the effective dates of these bills and laws, and wanted to make a quick note of clarification. With two exceptions, every bill mentioned in the Legislative Update is effective September 1, 2013. The two exceptions are: 1. HB 3142, currently effective, removes the revolver/semi-automatic categorization on concealed handgun licenses, …

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