How Social Media Can Be Used Against You

Date posted: June 5, 2019

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat: many of these social media outlets have become a common part of our daily lives. But can one of your simple social media posts be used against you in court; or worse, could it lead to your arrest? THE QUICK ANSWER IS “YES.” Social media posts can be used against you […]

Top 3 Chilling Member Stories Of Self-Defense

Date posted: June 4, 2019

2018 has come and gone but has left us with many important reminders that every responsible gun owner must know. As Independent Program Attorneys for U.S. LawShield, we see a wide range of self-defense cases each year and wanted to share some of the lessons we have learned from three notable member stories of 2018. […]

3 Gun Law Myths… Busted!

Date posted: June 3, 2019

MYTH NUMBER ONE: WHEN PRESENTING YOUR HANDGUN LICENSE, YOU DO NOT NEED TO TELL AN OFFICER IF YOU ARE ARMED. The current myth is you should present your concealed carry permit to the police officer and let him figure out whether you are armed or not. Wrong. The proper way to do it is to […]

“I Need To Search Your Car Now!”

Date posted: May 31, 2019

THE FOURTH AMENDMENT We have all heard of it, but what does it mean and how does it affect you? The language of the Fourth Amendment reads: The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall […]

Breaking News: Constitutional Carry Bill Passed In The Last 24 Hours

Date posted: May 30, 2019

In the last 24 hours, the State of Oklahoma passed House Bill 2597, also known as the “Constitutional Carry” Bill. Introduced by Majority Leader Jon Echols, (R-Oklahoma City), the bill allows anyone who is not a felon, adjudicated as mentally defective, or who has had a conviction for a crime involving domestic violence, to carry […]

The Criminal Record You Didn’t Know You Had

Date posted: May 29, 2019

I would like to talk to you today about expungement. Expungement is the legal process of moving a public record about a certain person from public access into a private file that is only accessible for view by law enforcement and law enforcement officials, such as prosecutors. You want to have this done if you […]

Call 911…and Hang Up!

Date posted: May 28, 2019

Suppose you’ve just been involved in a self-defense incident. You drew your weapon and fired a shot, wounding and potentially even killing your attacker. There is a body lying on the floor, and you need to get help fast. You grab the phone and dial 911… If you used or displayed your gun, you need […]

Bump Stocks Banned: The Final Rule

Date posted: May 27, 2019

The deadline redefining machine guns to include bump-stock style devices has arrived, and federal courts have not intervened. On March 25, 2019, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit denied a request that would have prevented the new ATF Final Rule, also known as the “bump stock ban,” from going into effect. […]

Defending The Flock

Date posted: May 24, 2019

I’d like to talk to you today about carrying your gun in a church. As of November 1, 2018, guns in churches are now protected under the Castle Doctrine. THE CASTLE DOCTRINE Everybody knows about the Castle Doctrine—that it has an immunity aspect and protection. It has a presumption of fear of death or grievous […]

Family Vacation Gone Horribly Wrong

Date posted: May 23, 2019

When it comes to flying with your gun, first and foremost you cannot carry open or concealed at the airport. Whatever you do, don’t forget about your gun in your carry-on bag. Many Oklahomans rush to the airport only to discover their concealed carry gun stayed in a backpack, purse, or other carry-on luggage. TSA […]