Firearm Sales Boom

While Texas Law Shield strongly disagrees with anti-gun policies President Obama has pushed, we cannot argue that he has been great for gun sales. Since Obama took office, 66 million firearms have been sold, and sales remain strong. According to data released this week by BATFE in its Annual Firearms Manufacturing and Export Report (AFMER), …

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Attorneys General From 19 States File SCOTUS Amicus Brief In SAF Case

Texas Law Shield firearms program attorneys have noted a lot of news coverage of concealed-carry court cases this month. First, it was the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals finding that the Second Amendment secures the individual’s right to carry handguns outside the home for self-defense. Now, attorneys general representing 19 states have signed onto …

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Stay Trained, Stay Alive

At U.S. Law Shield, we are typically concentrating on what happens to our members after an incident has occurred. But we are aware that what happens as you’re forced to use a gun, can be the difference between life and death. While the circumstances surrounding a recent shooting by an officer tragically left a suspect …

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ABC Reports False Numbers on Children Shootings

Texas Law Shield firearms program attorneys were reading case law the night ABC News aired a report called “Young Guns: A Diane Sawyer Special.” So we missed the original show. Good thing, too — we might have thrown a volume of The Texas Law Review at the TV. Host Diane Sawyer said in the report’s …

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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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