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April 6, 2016 |

"Hello, This is 9-1-1. What is Your Emergency?"
You find yourself in a situation where you have to call 9-1-1. When should you call? What do you do? What do you say? How do you respond to the operator? We've compiled sage advice from our Independent Program Attorneys that takes you through the process step-by-step:
 
Virginia Reciprocity and Recognition Law Status
A few months ago, the state attorney general created an uproar when he terminated the reciprocity and mutual recognition agreements with several states. Click to read more about a legislative solution that put the terminations on hold for now:
 
Governor Vetoes Two Gun Bills!
Last year, Governor Terry McAuliffe issued an executive order restricting gun rights of lawful gun owners. In response, the Virginia Legislature passed two bills to reverse certain elements of the executive order, which McAuliffe vetoed. Will there be enough votes to override the veto?
 
Upcoming Gun Law Seminars/Workshops
How much do you think you know about gun laws and the justified use of force? Being wrong can cost you your freedom! Your U.S. Law Shield Independent Program Attorneys and other law-enforcement professionals are educating gun owners about their rights in seminars and workshops around the state this month. Find one near you and bring a friend!
 
Mason
Show You Are 2A Proud
Show your 2A pride by displaying your very own gun-packing bear - the limited edition George "Mason" the Bear Bobblehead. Use promo code "MEMBER" at checkout to get a $5 member discount. Click on Mason's picture to see the offer details:
 
When it comes to taking proper care of your full-size 1911, you need to know the safest, most efficient way to disassemble your firearm. This video showing how to accomplish the task is courtesy of Rock Island Armory. Got any tips to add?  
 
SCOTUS Nominee Garland's Gun Record
President Barack Obama nominated Merrick Garland to replace Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, and Garland has been under an extreme amount of scrutiny both by conservative and liberal groups alike. However, one has to ask, what are the facts? Click to read how two lawyers break down Garland's rulings:
 
Help Wanted - U.S. Law Shield
We are growing at a fast and exciting rate, and we're looking to add part-time program ambassadors in your state. We are looking for help in Richmond and FairfaxIf you are interested in joining our company or know someone whom you would recommend, please email résumés by clicking below.

David Donchecz
Vice President of Member Services
davidd@uslawshield.com
Handgun vs. Shotgun for Home Defense?
In this NSSF video, Clint Smith, president and director of Thunder Ranch Training Center, shows how deployed length is strikingly similar for handguns and shotguns used in home defense.
 
Supreme Court Rules on Stun Guns-Sort Of
Law Shield reviews the Commonwealth v. Caetano stun-gun decision that, on the surface, seemed like a big win in broadly defining "arms" in court decisions. We say, "Well, not so fast." Click to see our analysis:
 
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