NRA Calls Its Own Open-Carry Criticism a ‘Mistake’

Texas Law Shield would like to assure its members that a recent kerfluffle between the NRA and open-carry groups in Texas seems to have smoothed over. The National Rifle Association’s Chris Cox apologized for a published statement by the NRA Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) that described openly carrying rifles in Texas for demonstration purposes …

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Rahm Emanuel Wants Chicago-Style Gun Control for the Nation

Law Shield applauds Jack Tapper, host of CNN’s “The Lead” show, who asked very pointed, reasonable, well-informed questions of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel during a June 5 appearance. The topic was new Chicago gun rules, and Tapper said, “critics say [the gun control laws Emanuel is] proposing will really not affect the people who are …

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Video: Gun Crimes Fall As Gun Sales Rise

As we noted on the Texas Law Shield Facebook page and in an earlier blog entry, a majority of Americans say they think gun crime has increased over the past 20 years, even though it has actually fallen dramatically, a recent Pew Research Center survey shows. The handy video below, produced by the National Shooting …

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Indiana Improves School-Property Gun Rules

Law Shield members should take note that Indiana has made improvements in its state gun laws, one of which takes effect in a couple of weeks. Senate Bill 229, which goes into effect July 1, will keep people who carry guns in their cars from breaking an Indiana law when they drive onto school property …

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H&K Launches New Striker-Fired VP9 Pistol

Law Shield wants to pass along to our members that another striker-fired 9mm pistol is available. Heckler & Koch introduced its new striker-fired pistol, the 9mm VP9, to the U.S. commercial and law-enforcement markets today. The VP9 has been in development for more than four years, and its debut marks the return of HK to …

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Federal Court Upholds Firing of Pharmacist

Law Shield wants to alert our members to a case that can affect our ability — or inability —  to carry at work. The U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals found earlier this month that Walgreens could fire Jeremy Hoven, a pharmacist, for defending himself with his handgun during a robbery. A legal concealed-carry permit …

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And He’s Not Funny Either…

Law Shield realizes it does no good to point out factual inaccuracies by comedians who ignorantly comment about guns. But here we go anyway: On “The Late Show” on CBS, David Letterman recently asked CNN’s Anderson Cooper why the federal government can’t pass more gun control. “I think, I don’t have the statistics but that’s …

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‘Good Guys with Guns’ Stop Troutdale Shooting

Law Shield members should be aware that the recent Troutdale, Oregon school shooting was stopped by two “good guys with guns”: school resource Officers Nick Thompson and Kyle Harris were at Reynolds High School when Tuesday’s shooting occurred, Multnomah County Sheriff Dan Staton said. According to reporting by The Oregonian, “As soon as this happened, …

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‘Moms’ Frontwoman Gets Facts Wrong Again

Law Shield was not surprised to hear Moms Demand Action founder Shannon Watts get her facts wrong in a June 7 CNN interview with Victor Blackwell. Blackwell said: Where has a bad guy with a gun been stopped in any other way or by a person other than a law-enforcement officer with a gun or …

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