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Gun Owners Liability Insurance: What Is It, And How Does It Help Me?
Every action has an equal and opposite reaction. Just as a bullet leaving the muzzle of a gun creates recoil, making the personal decision to be your own defender brings new challenges to consider. Gun owners liability insurance provides coverage for damages resulting from negligence with a firearm. This means that such a policy would exclusively cover damages from unintentional harm. While this may be a worthwhile investment against such an incident, it doesn’t cover acts of lawful self-defense, which is what many people are looking for when they think of gun insurance.
U.S. LAWSHIELD PRESIDENT GUEST ON NATIONAL POLICE ASSOCIATION’S POPULAR NPA REPORT PODCAST
U.S. LawShield®, industry leader and America’s foremost provider of educational resources on self-defense law and safe firearm ownership, announces President Kirk Evans as a guest on the popular National Police Association (NPA) podcast, the NPA Report. The podcast interview will air beginning on Sunday, June 5 at 10 AM ET and is available to watch on YouTube.com/NationalPoliceAssociation.
Peace of Mind: Freedom Protection
Having firearms for self-defense purposes involves a dedication to being a responsible, law-abiding gun owner, and part of that responsibility is being prepared for a possible use-of-force incident. As a U.S. LawShield® member, you get not only the peace of mind that comes with having 24/7/365 access to qualified attorneys but also freedom protection. What does that mean? It means that here at U.S. LawShield, we believe in the importance of freedom—and we make your freedom our focus.
Memorial Day: A Rare Occasion for Reflection and Remembrance
When the end of Spring approaches, many national holidays are on the horizon, and looming large among them is Memorial Day. As a holiday, it stands out for its traditionally somber tone—seemingly alone among a class of officially recognized days that are jubilant and celebratory, but it’s perhaps the most important of them because of this.
Comparing CCW & Self-Defense Insurance Companies
We’ve all seen how biased the legal system can be against gun owners. So, what’s a responsibly armed person to do? Maybe you’ve heard how self-defense coverage can be a saving grace during the legal aftermath of a self-defense incident. But with all the different legal defense and concealed carry weapon (CCW) insurance providers out there, how do you know what separates the good from the best? What do you actually need in your CCW or self-defense insurance policy?
Pepper Spray and Dogs: Does a Spray Work as a Defense Against Canine Threats?
There are a multitude of defensive scenarios that involve attacks not from humans, but from animals. Perhaps the most common among those are attacks carried out by aggressive dogs. Have you ever wondered how you could defend yourself against a canine attack? Pepper spray is often mentioned as a viable option, but does it really work?
5.7x28mm vs. 9mm
If there’s one cartridge that comes to mind for personal defense use, it’s probably 9mm (9x19mm Parabellum). Odds are, you don’t immediately think of 5.7x28mm, despite its capabilities—and it might be time to change that. The 5.7x28mm is a newer cartridge by gun industry standards, but it’s done a lot to prove itself. Interested in learning more about a round that’s frequently considered a “boutique” choice? Trying to decide between 5.7x28mm and 9mm? You’ve come to the right place.
Peace of mind: Independent Program Attorneys Across the Country
As gun owners know best, gun laws are complex and one false move could put you on the other side of the law. Plus, gun laws are different in every state, which makes things confusing for law-abiding individuals across the nation. For example, the use of force in one state may constitute “deadly force” in another state, possibly creating a sticky situation if you’re traveling between states.
Pepper Spray: 10 Reasons NOT to Use It
Pepper spray is frequently recommended as a primary or secondary defensive tool. It’s easy to see why some people suggest it, considering pepper spray’s history and accessibility, especially for those not yet old enough to legally carry a firearm. However, if you’re thinking about adding pepper spray or a similar defensive spray to your self-defense toolbox, there are a multitude of reasons not to do so. Want to know more? Here’s our list of the top 10 reasons not to use pepper spray.
Pepper Spray vs. Mace What’s the Difference? Does It Even Matter?
“What’s the difference between pepper spray and Mace®?” is a fairly common question. It’s understandable, because there are many variations on defensive sprays: pepper spray, pepper gel, pepper foam, Mace, and OC spray, to name a few. Today, we’ll focus on the specific differences between pepper spray as a general product and the brand name product Mace.
Pepper Spray Primer: Is Pepper Spray Legal for Self-Defense?
While it’s true that pepper spray, also called OC (Oleoresin Capsicum) spray, is an incredibly popular self-defense tool, it’s not the one-size-fits-all answer that many see it as. Police officers, security guards, and private citizens interested in self-defense have all utilized pepper spray effectively inside of self-defense incidents to prevent falling victim to violent crime. In fact, pepper spray is so popular and socially accepted that in most states you can find pepper spray in the checkout line of your local hardware or big box store, right alongside the other products they sell. But there’s an important question to ask: Does the popularity of pepper spray lead to people ignoring the potential issues that could come from having it or using it?
John Moses Browning: America’s Gunmaker
The hand of John Moses Browning is evident across firearms — everything from semi-automatic pistols, to shotguns, Winchester lever-action rifles, even military weapons such as the “Ma Deuce” .50 caliber machine gun that Browning designed — from the late 19th century into today. Browning’s designs took firearms from the single-shot rolling block rifle to the machine gun, and influenced almost all types of firearm design, particularly autoloading ammunition. His inventions included significant improvements to single-shot, lever-action, and pump-action rifles and shotguns, and he developed some of the first reliable autoloading pistols by inventing a telescoping bolt and integrating this bolt and barrel shroud into a slide.