Laws

The Truth About a Court Decision ‘Banning’ AR-15s

You might have read some articles or seen headlines about a court upholding a ban on “assault rifles,” including the AR-15. Independent Program Attorneys at the law firm of Walker & Byington, PLLC have received many questions from Members concerned that this ruling has made the AR-15 (and similar semi-automatic firearms) illegal “assault weapons” everywhere in the country. Is […]

Should Felons Be Allowed to Own Guns?

–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 […]

ATF Official Outlines Gun Law Reductions

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 […]

Weapons in Texas Polling Places: What Is The Law?

by T. Edwin Walker, Independent Program Attorney for Texas Law Shield With Election Day rapidly approaching on November 8th, 2016 many voters will be headed to the polls for the first time in a decade. Some counties in Texas have already seen double the number of votes cast compared to the first day of early voting in the 2012 […]