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.

Biggest Mistake After Acting in Self-Defense
Biggest Mistake After Acting in Self-Defense
USCCA — March 9, 2019

In this week's “Ask a Self-Defense Attorney” video, the founder of the largest criminal defense firm in Wisconsin, Tom Grieve, shares with you the biggest mistake that someone can make after a self-defense shooting.

Concealed Carry News: March 6, 2019
Concealed Carry News: March 6, 2019
Tim Schmidt — March 6, 2019

Friends — This post is the first in a series of weekly news updates and observations from the USCCA to help keep our members, and all responsibly armed Americans, up to date on important concealed carry developments.

Utah Gun Laws: What You Need to Know
Utah Gun Laws: What You Need to Know
USCCA — March 4, 2019

The USCCA has gathered some of the most frequently asked Utah firearms questions. Read on for answers to some of the top questions regarding Utah gun laws.

Can My 911 Call After a Self-Defense Incident Put Me in Jail?
Can My 911 Call After a Self-Defense Incident Put Me in Jail?
USCCA — March 2, 2019

In this week's “Ask A Self-Defense Attorney” video, former state prosecutor turned criminal defense attorney Tom Grieve discusses how important your 911 call is after a self-defense incident and how it can make or break your case.

On the Road Again?
On the Road Again?
John Caile — March 1, 2019

Many people are making plans to be on the road for this upcoming vacation season. Consider taking some preemptive steps to protect yourself while traveling.

Universal Background Checks — The Next Assault on Gun Rights
Universal Background Checks — The Next Assault on Gun Rights
Kevin Michalowski — February 28, 2019

In late February 2019, the House passed H.R.8, a bill requiring universal background checks (among other things). Background checks can’t stop crime and won’t stop bad guys from getting guns. Universal background checks are nothing more than a first step to firearms registration and eventual…