Legal

A Legal Stunner in New Orleans!

New Orleans resident John Ford has the distinction of being the only private citizen with the right to carry a stun gun or TASER within the city limits. But even that right has been limited to just a 90-day period that began on December 14, 2016.

Giving Guns as Gifts: Doing It Right

If you plan to make a gift of a firearm to a family member, close friend, or relative this season, there are right ways to do that — and some very wrong ways to transfer firearms to loved ones, say Texas & U.S. Law Shield Independent Program Attorneys. Ownership of a firearm has serious legal […]

Holiday Talk: You Need a Will for Gun Transfers

—Originally written by Jaclyn Patton, an independent licensed Texas attorney, for the U.S. Law Shield Blog. One of the conversations that generations of families have during the holidays can be about the disposition and transfers of firearms from older family members to younger ones. Take, for example, the story of James, a responsible family man and gun […]

Texas Good Samaritans: What Can You Legally Do?

By Michele Byington, Contributing Legal Editor, Texas & U.S. Law Shield Blog Recently, a driver in Florida used deadly force to protect a police officer who was being attacked by a suspect. [Click here and here and here to see our coverage of the incident.]  The suspect had pulled the deputy out of the police car and had thrown him to […]