The firearms industry has had a quite the shake-up this past week. The NRA Annual Meeting kicked off on Friday, April 28th. Hours before, the news broke that notable firearm manufacturers Rock River Arms and Springfield Armory had spent lobbying dollars that allowed Illinois SB-1657 to pass. SB-1657 was a strict gun control bill opposed […]
A Texas House committee has approved legislation that would allow handguns to be carried—concealed or in a holster—without a state-issued license. Also, the Texas Senate has passed SB 1408, a bill to allow first responders to conceal carry.
Could Constitutional carry come to Texas? If either of these bills get passed, then Texas may join the growing number of states with permitless carry. In this interview with WBAP radio in Dallas, Independent Program Attorney Edwin Walker of Walker & Byington discusses the differences between two Texas House bills that are vying to bring […]
A bill reducing fees for License to Carry permits has been passed by the full Texas Senate. Senate Bill 16 is authored by state Sen. Robert Nichols (R-Jacksonville), and it would cut $100 off the initial cost for obtaining a handgun license to $40. Currently, initial permits cost $140.
Texas & U.S. Law Shield Independent Program Attorney Michele Byington and host Sam Malone discuss the state of Constitutional Carry—what it means, where it is legal, and how it affects crime rates—in the United States. Find out everything you wanted to know about Constitutional Carry here:
Should there be more public shooting ranges? Some Senators in Congress seem to think so. The Target and Markmanship Training Support Act of 2017 seeks to help provide additional funding for the upkeep and expansion of public shooting ranges. The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) released the following press release last week, praising the bipartisan […]
On Monday, February 27th, Senator John Cornyn of Texas introduced the Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act to the Senate Judiciary committee. The bill is intended to expand the rights of citizens with a concealed carry license, empowering them to carry in nearly every other state. Text of the bill has yet to be released, but […]
The New Hampshire state motto “Live Free or Die” got a boost last week when Gov. Chris Sununu signed into law a bill that lifts licensing requirements to carry a concealed firearm in the Granite State. Senate Bill 12, considered a “Constitutional Carry” law by its backers, made New Hampshire the 12th state not to have […]
–By Jason Hanson, former CIA Officer and New York Times bestselling author. Like you, I’m a staunch supporter of the Second Amendment. I carry a gun daily — as I’m writing this, I’ve got a Sig Sauer P238 in my pocket and a Springfield 1911 on my desk. However, I also believe in responsible gun […]
A senior official at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) has released a white paper detailing proposals to draw down some of the firearm laws currently on the books. ATF Associate Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer Ronald B. Turk authored the report to begin discussion on ways current firearm laws can […]