My Blog Posts on Gun Law

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Now it looks like another state, Texas, is most likely going to pass a law that open carry of handguns is permitted. They currently have a law about concealed carry and where you can openly carry rifles and shotguns but not rifles. But what does that really mean to the average gun owner? I like to think of everything with regard to how this affects the average citizen and gun owner. To most, being able to openly carry a firearm isn’t that big of deal…especially if you can already carry a concealed firearm. But wait…what happens if [read full post]
When you hear the word “LAW” I’m sure the majority of you are thinking of something with a legal component tied to it…correct? I know I do…until now. There is a new word…acronym actually…LAWS. It stands for Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems (LAWS) and is essentially arming unmanned aircraft with lethal weapons. This is a big topic and one that is going to be discussed in the upcoming Geneva Convention. There was a great article discussing some of the pros and cons of this new type of weapon in The Conversation, “Machines with guns: debating the [read full post]
If you haven’t heard, carrying a gun to another state isn’t quite the same as brining some famous foods from your home state…it can end you up in jail. You have probably heard about the case of Shaneen Allen from Philadelphia that landed her in jail for carrying her handgun into New Jersey. She was set to be sentenced to up to five years in jail…until Governor Chris Christie pardoned her this past week. In a nutshell, Shaneen Allen was driving from Philadelphia to New Jersey (where there are very strict gun laws) and was pulled [read full post]
While I don’t get like get into a debate on the political aspects of gun law on my blog, I do like to talk about how some of these laws can impact the law-abiding gun owner and their families. What happens in many states, including our own, is that when a gun law passes, not all gun owners either comply or possibly even know about it. That is an issue for any gun owner and something I want to make sure all of you, my readers, are aware of as well. What happens is that an initiative or law [read full post]
There has been a lot of discussion of the recent case in Florida where a man was arrested for carrying a firearm in the open…even though he had a concealed carry permit. But this isn’t about either of these issues, this is an issue every gun owner, regardless of their state, needs to be aware of to protect themselves from an “accidental felony.” In the case of Norman v. State of Florida, Dale Norman was arrested for carrying an open firearm in Florida. He had a concealed carry permit but when he was out walking the gun became [read full post]
When we talk about “Possession and Transfer” issues there are many special circumstances that come into play based on individual situations. While many can be worked through with some careful planning, there are still those that are perplexing and require some very special attention. Medical issues are one of those that can really create some special actions. Let me share a story with you of someone who was dealing with just this kind of situation. Her father had been a lifetime gun owner and had always had guns in the house. As he got older, most of his firearms were [read full post]
Many people believe that just because someone has some “facts” or statistics or some other form of “infallible” information, we should believe them and move forward. With today’s abilities to “manipulate data” to say just about whatever they want or support whatever the cause, it requires us, as citizens, to do more investigation into what really are the facts. Gun Law discussions are one of the worst offenders of this situation. We see facts thrown around all the time about this and that and how many more deaths are caused by this ruling, etc. Unfortunately, this will continue for [read full post]
Believe it or not, Gun Control has been around since the 1930’s. And during this time there have been many attempts, primarily aimed at the Second Amendment, to try and change the way Americans can own and use firearms. The history of this progression is actually quite fascinating and I wanted to share some of this with you in my post today. There as a nice article written Breitbart that gave a nice historical review about the beginnings of gun control and where it is even today. The article, “CPAC 2015: The History of Gun Control,” gave many dates and [read full post]
If there is one thing any (reputable) attorney will tell you, the law is so complex these days that it is a “combination” of things that make things work the way you want…not one single instrument, document, or tool. Gun Trusts are no different… Gun Trusts became really popular when they were being mass distributed by gun shops, gun ranges, and other “non-legal” entities. Why? Because they were a “form” or a “document” you could simply fill out and file and you were on your way. As with anything that has a “quick fix” solution, usually they aren’t [read full post]