February 28, 2019: Why New York’s RHA Should Concern You

Any Citizen who carries or has a firearm in their home for self-defense should be concerned by the New York Legislatures passage of their Reproductive Health Act. The act was signed into New York law by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo January 22, 2019. Continue reading

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March 31, 2018: Florida MSD HS Public Safety Act

One of the provisions of the new Florida law is raise the age to buy a firearm of any kind to 21.  This will deny 18, 19, and 20 years olds the ability to defend themselves and their families with a gun of any kind in their homes.  In 2015, Malichi Heisler shot and killed a masked gunman who forced his way into his mother’s home and who reportedly was holding a gun to his mother’s head.   The Florida Senate will deny people in Heisler’s situation the ability to defend themselves with a firearm.  Continue reading

August 30, 2017: Wrenn v DC

On July 25, a three-judge panel for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued an opinion on two cases that had opposite opinions from lower courts. The other case was Matthew Grace, et all v. DC, et all.  It was combined with Brian Wrenn v. DC for the U.S. Court of Appeals DC Circuit.  The majority decision and dissenting opinions are both are listed on the http://www.CADC.uscourts.gov web site.  16-7025 for Wrenn and 16-7067 for Grace.  I’m pretty sure it’s the same document for both opinions.  Continue reading

June 30, 2017: FL SYG Amendment

News: Florida Governor Scott signed into law an amendment to the Statute 776.032 (Stand Your Ground). Immunity from criminal prosecution and civil action for justifiable use or threatened use of force.  The effect shifts the burden of proof to the prosecution when Stand Your Ground immunity is asserted by a criminal defendant.  The State (prosecution) must overcome the asserted immunity with clear and convincing evidence. 

Related News: Florida Governor Scott signed into law an amendment to Statute 766.013 (Justifiable use of Force).  The effect is to remove inconsistencies with other Statutes.  Continue reading

April 26, 2017: S&W M&P Shield 40

At the Gun Store:

The fish scale cuts at the rear of the slide, the curved cut grip panels on the frame, the slide release, the take down lever, and the cut of the slide all identify this as a Smith & Wesson Military & Police. The Shield was introduced in 2012 as a sub-compact extension of the M&P line of striker fired, polymer frame, semi-automatic pistols.  Slimmer, lighter, shorter than the MSP 40C, the Shield has become a popular concealed carry and backup duty gun. Continue reading

July 30, 2016: S&W SD9VE Review

At the Gun Store: The SD was introduced by Smith & Wesson in 2010.  At that time it was a mid-tier between the entry level Sigma and top line M&P.  It is available in both .40 S&W and 9mm Luger.   Two years later the Sigma ceased production and the SD was reintroduced as the SD VE.  With the absence of the Sigma, the SD VE line became the entry level full-size, polymer frame, DAO, semi-automatic pistol from S&W.  S&W also lowered the MSRP on the VE line compared to the original SD.  Continue reading