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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.

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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.

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General

Q&A: U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop (R-UT) and U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX)

Elected representatives matter. Like all elections, the 2018 midterms could be pivotal for the future of the Second Amendment as we know it. We all want our Senators and Congressmen to vote in our favor, but all too often it seems our elected representatives bow to political pressure or flip-flop on an issue in favor of feel-good politics. To help you make an informed decision, here are two members of congress that recently sat down for Q&A sessions on guns and the shooting sports.

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General

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) Talks Shooting Sports

Elected representatives matter, and so do their opinions. Of course, we all want our Senators and Congressmen to vote in our favor, but all too often it seems our elected representatives bow to political pressure or flip-flop on an issue in favor of feel-good politics. Sen. Cornyn (R-TX) is not only a friend to the Second Amendment, he is an avid gun owner, hunter, and sportsman.

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General

Dallas Mayor Wants NRA to Find Another City for 2018 Convention

Due to recent national events, the pro tem mayor of Dallas said the National Rifle Association should move its annual convention away from Dallas, believing, “It’s not appropriate for the group to meet in Dallas in May because there’s so much gun violence in the United States.” Read the full story.

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General

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.

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Video: September 1, 2017 is Sword Day!

With all of the tension in the country these days regarding race, politics and just about anything else we can think of to fight about, we thought a bit of levity was in order. So, Cheaper Than Dirt! teamed up with Texas Law Hawk to bring a bit of humor and let a few Texans know about new knife laws going into effect September 1, 2017.

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

General

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.

Emily Taylor, an attorney at the law firm of Walker & Byington and a Texas Law Shield attorney

General

U.S. Law Shield: Can I Use Force Against Someone Burglarizing My Car?

Can you shoot someone breaking into your vehicle while it’s on your driveway? And even if you can in Texas, should you? Independent Program Attorney Emily Taylor addresses the legal choices and complexities to keep Members from making a life-altering mistake in the use of force and use of deadly force.