On August 25, 2022, a Texas judge ruled the state’s law prohibiting 18-to-20-year-olds from carrying a handgun for self-defense outside the home unconstitutional.
Nicknamed the “WV Keep, Bear and Drive with Arms Act,” House Bill 4048 was passed by the West Virginia Legislature and signed by Governor Jim Justice on March 9, 2022.
Gun Laws in Colorado: An Interview with Douglas I. Richards and Drew R. Eddy of Richards Carrington, LLC
Gun Laws regulating self-defense and the use of firearms are complicated (sometimes by design) and can vary widely from state to state. As a self-defense minded person who cares about the rule of law and protecting yourself and your family, it’s important to be up to date on all the laws that apply to you, including federal, state, or local. In order to help streamline this process, U.S. LawShield® is collaborating with experienced lawyers in the field of self-defense to produce a book of relevant gun laws for each state.
Gun Laws in Florida: An Interview with David S. Katz and James D. Phillips of Katz and Phillips, P.A.
This time, we sat down with David S. Katz and James D. Phillips who co-wrote the book, Florida Gun Law: Armed And Educated. Join us as we talk a bit about the subject of that book and what makes gun laws in Florida unique.
Gun Laws in Texas: An Interview with T. Edwin Walker, Emily William Taylor, and Richard D. Hayes III of Walker-Taylor, PLLC
We sat down with T. Edwin Walker, Emily William Taylor, and Richard D. Hayes III who co-wrote Texas Gun Law: Armed And Educated. Join us as we talk a bit about the subject of that book and what makes Texas gun laws unique.
On May 5, 2021, Utah HB 227 went into effect, in part because of the testimony of a defendant charged with seven counts of felony discharge of a firearm, a third-degree felony. The new law triggers a pretrial, judge-only hearing process once a defendant alleges he or she was acting in self-defense or defense of others.
“If I had more bullets, I would have shot them all again and again.” Those words were spoken by Bernie Goetz on December 31, 1984, during an interview with local law enforcement in Concord, New Hampshire. Goetz is perhaps best known by the name the media gave him at that time: The Subway Vigilante. He’d shot four young men he felt threatened him while he rode the subway.
New York had a law that prohibited adults from generally carrying a firearm (including a concealed handgun) upon their person in New York without a state-issued license. These licenses were only issued upon proof of “good moral character” and “proper cause.” This is frequently referred to as a “may issue” licensing scheme, which is not based on objective criteria.