Judicial Watch, the Washington, D.C.-based watchdog group, has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) seeking records of communications inside the agency when it was considering reclassifying certain types of AR-15 ammunition as armor-piercing—and effectively banning it from civilian use.
In case you haven’t noticed, there’s a phenomenon happening in this country; the rise of Guntry Club. These large firearms social houses are sprouting up all over the gun friendly states in the U.S. and beyond, creating community and offering different ways for businesses to entertain clients and customers. I mean, guns are the new […]
Ever wonder if there were certain times when you could legally use the Stand Your Ground defense, or times when you couldn’t use that defense? What about Castle Doctrine—when does that apply? We asked the Texas Law Shield to clarify this for us. Independent Program Attorney Emily Taylor of Walker & Byington details the intricacies […]
Criminals can strike anywhere at any time. You should always be prepared and carry your gun just like Luis, one of our members from Texas. He saw a pair of criminals trying to break into his neighbor’s car, and he knew exactly what he had to do in order to stop them.
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.
The just-released video above is from the Florida State Attorney’s Office, supporting a judge’s ruling that a citizen who opened fire on a man attacking a Lee County deputy last year was justified in using deadly force. Watch the video below.
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 […]
Texas Law Shield Independent Program Attorney Emily Taylor discusses the intricacies of the law of self defense in Texas when people are doing bad things at night. Does darkness expand your ability to protect yourself and your property? Is the use of deadly force justified when your vehicle is being broken into?