Let’s face it: If you are a firearms enthusiast of any kind, there is a really good chance that at some point you are likely to encounter a situation that requires professional legal assistance. It should not be that way, but it is. Having a firearm means that you face the very real possibility of having to defend the use of that firearm. And we know that our members need great assistance at a reasonable cost. We have found a partnership that we believe will work to the benefit of our members in this uncertain environment.
The U.S. & Texas LawShield organization (uslawshield.com) was founded in 2009, when a group of pioneering lawyers became fed up with the hostility and abuse in the legal system directed towards responsible gun owners. Every day, they saw innocent people suffering the terrible consequences of someone else’s choice to commit crime. And to make matters worse, those people were tied up in the legal system, struggling to defend themselves … for defending themselves. Innocent people were experiencing financial duress, bankruptcy or worst of all, jail time.
The Second Amendment states “… the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” And yet, every day, the organization’s founders saw innocent, responsible gun owners experiencing mistreatment in the legal system—as if they were the ones that had done something wrong. To fight these injustices, the founders chose to stand up for the rights of the American people and become a champion for good and the voice of justice.
Thus, the idea for U.S. & Texas LawShield® was born—the first concealed weapon legal defense program to truly provide legal defense for self-defense. The legal defense team’s mission is to educate our members in self-defense law; empower them to handle critical, life-threatening situations with confidence; and protect them from potential injustices in the legal system after acts of self-defense. The team believes in empowering members through knowledge, education and a self-defense mindset. U.S. & Texas LawShield challenges the status quo regarding the affordability of legal defense. The program exists to support and protect our members’ fundamental legal rights in a potentially hostile legal system.
U.S. & Texas LawShield’s vision is to create a united movement of life-saving awareness, from protecting your liberties and freedoms, to ongoing education and preparedness, to specialized first aid certification, to taking responsible self-defense measures, so that all Americans are vigilant and empowered. They are driven by their love of America, freedom and family. They are a strength-in-numbers community that ensures equal access to justice and affordable legal representation for our members. Their higher purpose is to create a united community of responsible individuals who believe in liberty and the inalienable right of self-defense.
The legal defense team is proud of its story, proud to be Americans and proud to protect our members with an industry-leading concealed weapon legal defense. These attorneys are always at the ready to stand up and fight for those who have had to defend their own safety. Safety—a word of such significance and worth, they’ve built their core values upon it.
The NFATCA is pleased to announce a partnership with the U.S. & Texas LawShield organization. Over the coming weeks and months, you will learn about exciting and valuable products and services that can help each and every member of our organization deal with the intricacies of the legal entanglements that can occur when using a firearm or operating a firearms enterprise.
We will soon be rolling out 365/24/7 coverage options for our members and will also be developing educational programs and seminars to keep all of you up-to-date on the issues and concerns that matter the most.
And before you wonder if this is just another bunch of lawyers, all of them are folks “with a gun problem,” just like the rest of us! The NFATCA is committed to providing our members and our community with advocacy and resources. This is just another way we are trying to deliver upon that commitment. Please join or renew your membership today at nfatca.com.
|This article first appeared in Small Arms Review V23N9 (Nov 2019)|