May 4, 2016 |

Is the Use of Pepper Spray Legal in Virginia?
Pepper spray, made from an item you can get in the produce section of your local grocer, is considered a weapon by most states, and is restricted to some extent in nearly all of them. Click to read the details about its use:
 
President's Message May 2016
Click to read a personal message from Kirk W. Evans, President of Texas and U.S. Law Shield, as he updates members on progress the Law Shield community has seen this year.
 
Gun Store Owner Fights Back
Dennis R. Pratte, II, owner and business manager of NOVA Armory in northern Virginia, has had enough. Click to see why he's suing 64 people who oppose the opening of his gun store in Arlington:
 
May 2016 - Upcoming Virginia Gun Law Seminars and Workshops
Click below to see when there's an event near you and register to hear Independent Program Attorneys discuss real-life examples of legal use of force and use of deadly force. Be sure to bring a friend!
 
Video: 'Women Had the Right To Carry Long Before We Won the Right to Vote'
Commentator Dana Loesch takes apart Cosmo magazine for urging its female readers to avoid dating gun owners. Click to see Loesch's spirited defense of both male and female gun enthusiasts:
 
Ten Essential Tips for CCW Holders
A free e-book from Beretta has some useful tips for gun owners who may want to try everyday carry. Click to read an excerpt:
 
From SIG Sauer Academy: How to Transition from Rifle To Pistol
Why would you put down a perfectly good long gun and go to a handgun? Lots of reasons, and SIG Sauer Academy Director Adam Painchaud covers how to make the transitions safely and quickly in this 7-minute NSSF video.
 
Voters Oppose Suits Against Gun Manufacturers
Did you know that more than seven out of ten voters don't want gun makers and gun sellers to get sued for crimes committed with firearms they made and sold? Click to read about the massive national support for the gun business in a recent poll:
 
Law Shield News Roundup 
For our Law Shield members in various states, here's a quick rundown of gun-related headlines from around the country:
 
Show You Are 2A Proud
This limited-edition Mason The Bear bobblehead is great for your office desk, as a gift, or as a collectible item. Every time you see Mason, you will be reminded not to leave the house without carrying your gun. Click on Mason's picture to see the offer details, and use promo code "MEMBER" at checkout to get a $5 member discount.
 
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 the Richmond/Arlington/Roanoke area. If 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 
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