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Map of current and proposed red flag laws states

General

Red Flag Laws

Are you aware that several states have laws in place to circumvent your Second, Fourth and Fifth Amendment rights, relating to…Read More >

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News

The Anti-Gunners Are ‘Spending Millions’ in Midterm Elections

If you though the anti-gunners were beat with election of President Trump and one or two nominations to the Supreme Court, think again. The Washington Post has reported that anti-gun billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety “plans to spend $8 to $10 million in Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, and New Mexico” to influence the midterm elections, via its “Action Fund.” And that is not the full extent of expenditures by the gun prohibition group’s fund, either.

Stand Your Ground extends the rights to defend ourselves outside the home with no duty to retreat. Picture By: Oleg Volk

Safety and Training

Do You Have the Right to Stand Your Ground?

Many states have laws similar to Florida’s, which basically states a person is justified in using deadly force if he or she reasonably believes that using such force is necessary to prevent imminent death or great bodily harm to themselves or others. It also states a person does not have a duty to retreat as long as they are in a place where they have the right to be. However, where is the line between self-defense and a crime?

Top 5 Gun Law Misconceptions

Videos

U.S. Law Shield Video: Top 5 Gun Law Misconceptions

The law can be very broad, widely interpreted and often misunderstood. Don’t find yourself in a situation where your misinterpretation causes you to go from singing Auld Lang Syne to Jailhouse Rock. In the following series of videos, U.S. Law Shield Program Attorneys discuss the top 5 gun law misconceptions for specific states.

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Videos

Video: How to Trick Out Your Gun (Without Going to Jail)

With the patchwork of laws across various states, adding so much as a single accessory could land you on the wrong side of the law and jeopardize your Second Amendment rights. Here is a handful of videos, specific to individuals states, to help keep you within legal bounds. Even if your state is not covered in the videos, they are a great starting point to determine the right questions you’ll need answered before buying the latest gadget or piece of furniture for you firearm.

Police officer aiming a pistol.

General

School Resource Officer Stops Shooting in FL — Where is the Media?

Last week, there was another school shooting in Florida, but this shooting was much different than Parkland. When the shooter touched off his first shot, the school resource officer immediately rushed to the direction of the gunshot, engaged and took the shooter into custody—eliminating further danger. Did the news media cover the shooting? Was this plastered across your TV screen? Are lawmakers changing firearm legislation as a result?

Woman shooting a Browning Hi Power with a two-handed grip

Legal Issues

Punishment by Process: Defending Against Prosecutorial Abuse

The Florida legislature passed a reinforced “Stand Your Ground” law in 2017. The new law stems from prosecutorial abuses, where people who are clearly justified in using force for self defense, are put through the criminal justice system, even though the chance of a conviction in the courts is slim.