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Can The Government Confiscate My Firearms During a Disaster?

During the recent disaster wrought by Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Hurricane Irma in Florida, many readers have been wondering whether the government can confiscate their firearms if the Governor or Federal Government declare a state of emergency. The Shooter’s Log reached out to U.S. Law Shield for the answer.

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September 1 is Here! This is How the Texas Gun Laws Have Changed

Texas has always bred some of the most patriotic citizens and some of the most rebellious—all in the same package. The new round of laws passed by the legislature shows the same patriotic rebellious spirit by putting the power in the hands of the people. New laws include reduced fees, enhanced rights to carry certain firearms and knives and enhancements to make acquiring the Licence to Carry (LTC) more convenient to obtain. Read this release from TSRA to learn about the September 1 changes to Texas gun law.


D.C. Appeals Court Strikes Down ‘Good Reason’ Licensing Scheme

“Unconstitutional” is what a federal appeals court has ruled on the D.C. gun law that says people must show “good reason” to have concealed handgun permits. The Second Amendment is sufficient reason itself to issue permits, according to the 2-1 ruling released Tuesday July 25, by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

Texas Law Shield Attorney Edwin Walker with TSRA Legislative Director Alice Tripp.


Campus Carry Part II Kicks Off at Texas Community and Junior Colleges

According to the San Antonio Express-News, the 60-year-old instructor conducted classes on Tuesday while wearing a Kevlar helmet and a flak jacket in his protest of the law. Reaction on the comments page of the paper were mostly negative. One reader wrote that the instructor’s action was a “melodramatic and buffoonish spectacle in protest of the constitutional right of law-abiding citizens to defend themselves.” Read the full story here.

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Video: As Temperatures Go Up in Texas, So Does Road Rage

Whether you are the aggressor or victim is a fine line in the eyes of the law. Likewise, there is line where you are considered safe. However, the court may draw that line in a vastly different place then you would. Watch the video to learn when and how you can legally defend yourself in a vehicle.

Texas Law Shield Attorney Edwin Walker with TSRA Legislative Director Alice Tripp.


Texas Legislative Wrap-Up: More Great News for Gun Owners

The 85th Texas Legislature adjourned May 29. In the session, legislators passed several bills that enhance gun-owners’ rights in the state. The bills include regulations involving curios, reduced LTC fees, IEDs, employment rules prohibiting staff members at schools from from having a firearm in a vehicle, the legal classification of knives, and more.