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.

Why Should Anyone Carry a Firearm?
Why Should Anyone Carry a Firearm?
Beth Alcazar — November 27, 2018

I believe that many certified firearms instructors do a great job of teaching people about the responsibilities of gun ownership and about the possible legal, moral and financial ramifications of using a firearm for self-defense. As we have learned, a dynamic critical incident can be a very scary…

7 Reasons Why Responsible Gun Owners Are Joining the United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA)
7 Reasons Why Responsible Gun Owners Are Joining the United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA)
USCCA — November 27, 2018

The United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA) is a membership organization that provides the most comprehensive self-defense education, training and legal protection available to responsibly armed Americans. We are fiercely committed to your freedom and independence and work tirelessly to…

How Concealed Carry Insurance Works
How Concealed Carry Insurance Works
USCCA — November 27, 2018

Across the country, thousands of responsibly armed Americans are asking smart questions about concealed carry insurance: “What is concealed carry insurance?” “How does concealed carry insurance work?” “Can I be sued if I use my concealed carry weapon in self-defense?” “Am I required to carry…

Preemption vs. Local Ordinances
Preemption vs. Local Ordinances
John Caile — November 23, 2018

You may have seen the news about Chief of Police Loren Culp, who turned the tables on liberal legislators by declaring his Washington State town of Republic a “Sanctuary City” … for gun owners! See the full story from the Yakima Herald. According to the Yakima Herald,…

Sticks and Stones and Bullets
Sticks and Stones and Bullets
Rick Sapp — November 16, 2018

Remember the saying “sticks and stones can break my bones, but words can never hurt me?” It isn’t true. Just look to the “North to the Future” state for an example. Alaskan Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott has resigned “due to inappropriate comments,” wrote the Anchorage Daily News. “Details about…

Stick With This
Stick With This
Beth Alcazar — November 13, 2018

A few weeks ago, we published a blog post about “sticker shock,” sharing that strong political messages or other statements on bumper stickers could cause potential issues since bumper stickers often indicate that the owner is more dedicated to that particular cause or expression than is 85…