Gun Laws

Are You Protected by the Castle Doctrine Outside on Your Property?

July 29, 2022

Protection by the Castle Doctrine Outside of the Home According to an article by Click Orlando, the police in Lakeland, Florida recently arrested a man accused of entering a homeowner’s property without permission. The suspect was seen by the homeowners at the front door. The man shortly thereafter walked around to the back of the…

Congress Passes Gun Legislation – President Biden Signs It Into Law. How Does It Impact Florida Residents?

June 24, 2022

Updated June 25, 2022 President Biden signed the Safe Communities Act into law just before 9:00 am on Saturday, June 25, 2022. This Bipartisan Gun Control act is now law. Congress passes gun legislation the day after the United States Supreme Court released a landmark decision expanding firearms rights for all Americans. Congress passed the…

What you don’t know, can hurt you and more lessons learned

May 31, 2022

Gun Owner Education is Key – US Law Shield Writers’ Symposium Review Fred Mastison The call went out; I was invited to attend a writer’s symposium covering the legal core of dealing with deadly encounters. U.S. Law Shield is in the process of launching its own magazine and I along with a handful of other…

Carrying a Firearm at Disney

April 08, 2022

April 8, 2022 ORLANDO’S THEME PARKS To say that we get a lot of calls about carrying a firearm at Disney or other Orlando theme parks would be a drastic understatement. These local tourist attractions are some of the most famous in the world.  However, most people do not think to look for their firearm…

Backyard Shooting Ranges

April 04, 2022

Backyard shooting ranges are very popular in Florida.  Many people have seen or heard of shooting ranges on residential property. What do you need to do to ensure you can shoot outside your own home? Backyard Shooting Ranges Can Lead to Encounters with Law Enforcement. Generally, it is a misdemeanor for any person to shoot…

Florida Legislative Update – The 2nd Amendment Under Attack

March 11, 2021

There is a link at the end of this article that will allow you to find out who your State Senators and Representatives are. Please contact them and share you opinion on these bills. The time to get involved is now! View our Webinar – Click Here Senate Bill 186 and its companion House Bill…

Important Update on Florida Law – The Use of Force!

February 12, 2021

By David S. Katz The Display of a handgun NO LONGER THE USE OF NON-DEADLY FORCE? What is considered simply the use of force in Florida is changing. Recently, due to courtroom interpretations of an amendment to Florida law, actions that were at one time clearly legal under Florida law are now questionable. All gun…

Florida’s Preemption Law Under Attack

January 27, 2021

Earlier this year, two bills were filed in the Florida Legislature that will wreak havoc in our State should they become law.  These bills, Senate Bill 672 filed by Senator Annette Taddeo and the companion bill filed in the State House, House Bill 6033 by Representative Dan Daley, seek to turn the clock back 34…

Flying With Firearms

December 05, 2020

With the holiday season underway, it is important to know the law if you will be flying with a firearm and/or ammunition.  All Firearms MUST Be In Your Checked Baggage All firearms MUST be in your checked baggage.  Firearms are not permitted in any carry-on baggage. You cannot bring a firearm, even unloaded on to…

Virtual Learning in a Pandemic – A New Weapon in Gun Control?

August 28, 2020

With the new school year already underway in Florida, our children are learning in entirely new ways including virtual learning options.  Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, educational institutions and public-school districts have devised new, hopefully safe, and effective ways to educate Florida’s students.  In person education is still around, but statewide, less than 50% of…

When Rioters Surround Your Car

July 24, 2020

The First Amendment to the United States Constitution bestows on us “…the right of the people to peaceably assemble…” in order to express our opinions and to give meaning to freedom of speech.  Unfortunately, some people have recently turned peaceable assemblies into violent riots.  During these troubling times, we have received emails and calls regarding…

If The McCloskeys lived in Florida

July 24, 2020

What if the McCloskeys lived in Florida? By now, you are almost certainly familiar with the St. Louis couple that are accused of pointing firearms at protesters that passed by their home.  Since the incident, we have received hundreds of questions asking us what rights a Florida gun owner would have to protect their property…

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