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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A viral social-media post is suggesting that it may be okay to shoot someone to defend a statue. According to an Independent Program Attorney at U.S. & Texas LawShield, the position advocated by the Facebook post is not a very good idea.
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.
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.
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.