Semantics

Okay, it’s about time to spout off regarding the latest nonsense about gun violence. It seems that all people wishing to talk about gun violence refer to gun control as the only possible answer to this violence. Well gun control is really the act of controlling your gun, to me it means using both hands […]
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H.R. 4380: Game changing gun legislation?

  WASHINGTON, April 14, 2014 — There is a bill in Washington, quietly introduced by Steve Stockman, R-Texas, which has the potential to change the game on national gun politics. Of course there are many bills which sit idly on agendas, on committees, waiting to be read by those who could probably care less about its […]
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FBI Confirms Crime Is Down While Gun Sales Are Up

The FBI’s semi-annual uniform crime data for the first half of 2013 confirms once again what the firearms community already knew, that violent crime has continued to decline while gun sales have continued to climb. The report says murders declined 6.9 percent from the first half of 2012, while aggravated assaults dropped by 6.6 percent […]
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Texas Law Shield Newsletter

When Do I Lose My Gun Rights?   When does someone lose the legal right to purchase or possess a firearm? Can a person get their firearms rights restored, and if so, when and how? What legal infractions (serious or minor) affect a person’s legal rights and in particular their firearms rights?   These types […]
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Shooting Aid

I recently came across a new aid in shooting pistols. It’s call the Tactical Operator’s Grip. To explain how and why it works, try this little exercise. Extend your arm in front of you and clench your fist. While holding your fist tight, feel the lower muscle of your forearm with your other hand. Notice […]
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Texas House Gives Final Approval to Impressive Number of Pro-Second Amendment Bills

From NRA-ILA  5/7/2013 Gun owners’ patience and persistence was rewarded on Saturday and yesterday, as the Texas House of Representatives led by Speaker Joe Straus (R-San Antonio) gave approval to a wide range of pro-gun legislation while the NRA Annual Meeting was underway in Houston.  Most of these bills passed overwhelmingly, in spite of repeated […]
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Grassley vows to block nominees until he gets answers on gun sales

By Jordy Yager, The Hill Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) is vowing to block President Obama’s nominations until he gets detailed answers on a controversial program that resulted in drug cartels acquiring more than 1,300 firearms from the U.S. Grassley is pressing the Department of Justice (DOJ) on who initiated the “Gun Runner” program that authorized the […]
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Concealed Handgun Licensing Fees

Below is a list of fees set by the state of Texas as the maximum allowed for CHL licensing TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY Government Code, Chapter 411, Subchapter H. License to Carry a Concealed Handgun (A fee received by the Department under Subchapter H is non-refundable)   CONCEALED HANDGUN LICENSING FEES ORIGINAL LICENSE Standard………………………………………………………$140.00 […]
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