S&W Pays $2M Civil Penalty on SEC Charges

In the interest of keeping our Law Shield members apprised of news about the gun community, we report that Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC) announced on July 28 that it has reached an approximate $2 million civil settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The settlement is related to a …

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In CT, Homeowner Thwarts Burglary Attempt

The firearms program attorneys always tell us how much they like it when the elements of a use-of-force event seem clear-cut, as in the case of an armed teenager in New London, Connecticut, who tried to burglarize a home. But homeowner Kevin Dennis stopped him. On July 23, Kevin Dennis ran downstairs in his home …

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How to Shoot a Revolver, with Jerry Miculek

World Record Shooter Jerry Miculek shows Law Shield members a number of techniques used to handle the revolver properly. A lot of this knowledge can also apply to semi-automatic handguns, and he also shows the differences between the Weaver and Isosceles stances.

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CCRKBA Files Lawsuit Challenging Federal Law on Handgun Purchases

U.S. Law Shield and Texas Law Shield want to make our members aware of a federal lawsuit against Attorney General Eric Holder and B. Todd Jones, director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, challenging the current federal law prohibiting cross-state handgun purchases. On July 15, 2014, the Citizens Committee for the Right …

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In Orlando, CWFL Holder Stops Attack

U.S. Law Shield wants to inform our members about how two bystanders — one of them an armed Florida CWFL holder— helped save a stabbing victim in Orlando last week. Thomas Thorpe, 50, has been charged in the stabbing of an elderly man at a bus stop on Orange Avenue and 6th Street last Wednesday …

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Texas Man Not Indicted for Deadly LE Shooting

Law Shield wants to alert our members to an unusual jury result in Burleson County, 90 miles northwest of Houston. A Somerville man who shot and killed a sheriff’s deputy last December during a no-knock raid was not charged with capital murder. A local grand jury declined to indict Henry Goedrich Magee for the December …

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American Classic Compact Commander Now Available in the U.S.

Law Shield would like to advise our members that Metro Arms Classic Compact Commander 1911 pistols are now available in the United States for the first time. Law Shield does not endorse these pistols, but we did notice the pistols’ affordable MSRPs, between $714 and $812, and lifetime warranties. The American Classic Compact Commander single-action …

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Lessons from Nazi Gun Control

By Stephen P. Halbrook, Ph.D., J.D. Attorney General Eric Holder told Congress in April about an idea he had directed the Department of Justice to investigate: a requirement that gun owners wear electronic bracelets that would enable only registered owners to activate their firearms. Some critics, focusing on abusive surveillance powers, have called it Orwellian. …

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Utah Company Releases Commercial Shotgun Suppressor

Even though Law Shield doesn’t endorse products, our NFA members may want to know more about what suppressor manufacturer SilencerCo is calling the first commercially-viable shotgun silencer. The new product, named the Salvo 12, is a modular design that allows the shooter to add or remove sections to balance length, weight, and sound-suppression needs. It …

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D.C. Shocker: Federal Judge Strikes Down Carry Ban

Law Shield wants to pass along to our members shockingly good news: on Saturday, after five years, a federal judge in the District of Columbia unexpectedly ruled on Palmer v. District of Columbia, overturning the city’s ban on residents being allowed to register and carry firearms outside their home. It is a landmark decision for …

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