Legal & Second Amendment

Uncover the rules governing the legal use of force in self-defense, get tips on how to practice safe and legal concealed carry, and stay up-to-date on firearms-related legislation at both the state and national levels—especially as it relates to the Second Amendment and the right to keep and bear arms.

The ‘Gun Show Loophole’: Real Talk About a Fake Term
The ‘Gun Show Loophole’: Real Talk About a Fake Term
Jim Doyle — February 20, 2019

This column is meant to help you better understand the realities surrounding the so-called “gun show loophole” so that you can better explain it to skeptics.

Texas Gun Laws: What You Need to Know
Texas Gun Laws: What You Need to Know
USCCA — February 18, 2019

As a responsibly armed American, you already know how challenging it can be to stay up to date on Texas gun laws. Texas gun owners, you’re in luck. We’ve gathered some of the most frequently asked Texas firearms questions.

Five Reasons You Need the USCCA’s Critical Response Team: Your First Call … After 911
Five Reasons You Need the USCCA’s Critical Response Team: Your First Call … After 911
USCCA — February 17, 2019

The USCCA’s Critical Response Team (CRT) is standing by 24/7/365 to help you in the aftermath of any lawful self-defense incident. Make them your first call after 911.

The First Thing You Should Do After a Self-Defense Incident
The First Thing You Should Do After a Self-Defense Incident
USCCA — February 16, 2019

No responsibly armed American or responsible gun owner ever hopes to be involved in a self-defense incident. However, it is important to not only be prepared for what happens during, but also for what happens after a self-defense incident. In this week's “Ask an Attorney” video, attorney Tom Grieve…

Illinois Gun Laws: What You Need to Know
Illinois Gun Laws: What You Need to Know
USCCA — February 11, 2019

We've gathered some of the most frequently asked Illinois firearms questions. Read on for answers to some of the top questions regarding Illinois gun laws.

Ask an Attorney: Can I Protect a Loved One?
Ask an Attorney: Can I Protect a Loved One?
USCCA — February 9, 2019

In this week’s “Ask an Attorney” video, criminal defense attorney and former state prosecutor Tom Grieve answers a question responsibly armed Americans often ask: “Can I defend a loved one with my gun?” What Is the Difference Between Defending Yourself and Defending Others? As an attorney, Tom often…