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    April 17, 2018

    Louisa, VA –Law abiding gun owners with a Virginia concealed carry permit will no longer be able to defend themselves or their family while in the state of Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro (D-PA) made the announcement that beginning May 16th, Virginia concealed carry permits will not be recognized, claiming Virginia’s background check system is insufficient for Pennsylvania. This disappointing decision continues the …

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    March 22, 2018

    Early Wednesday morning, the brother of one of the partners at USDL was the victim of a break-in near Falls Church, Virginia. This could have been a tragic situation for this person and their family (all of whom were home). But due to him being a responsible gun owner, he was able to use his weapon to stop the would-be offender, and to …

  • November 11, 2017

    Happy Veterans Day! Thanks to those who have served and those who continue to serve today, America can sleep peacefully at night. All your sacrifices, and those of your families, have helped keep our country safe and free. We at USDL thank you for your service and sacrifice and hope everyone has a great Veterans Day. We would also like to offer a special …

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    November 6, 2017

    Saturday, November 11th at 10 a.m. USDL will be giving our seminar on “Firearns and the Law”. Our goal through these seminars is to empower responsible gun owners with knowledge of their rights. We recommend all members in the Richmond area try to attend, and invite your friends and family members. This will be important information you’re not going to want to miss! Please be …

  • March 10, 2017

    On February 22, 2017, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld Maryland’s 2013 Firearms Safety Act which bans assault rifles and detachable large-capacity magazines. The Appeals Court declared that, “We are convinced that the banned assault weapons and large-capacity magazines are among those arms that are “like” “M-16 rifles” — “weapons that are most useful in military service.” By doing so the court has …

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    March 8, 2017

    At the end of February the Virginia State Senate passed some important legislation which relates to conceal carry rights in Virginia. The bills are waiting for Governor Terry McAuliffe to take action, either by signing them into law or by vetoing the bills. Gun Safety Classes for Abuse Victims Bill SB1300 is meant to assist victims of abuse with attending gun safety training, possibly …

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    March 8, 2017

    Ronald B. Turk, associate deputy director and chief operating officer of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), has written a white paper discussing the possibility of loosening gun regulations in a number of areas. The white paper, despite being marked “Not for Public Distribution,” was released by the Washington Post on February 6th. Opening with a reminder that the ATF is …

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    March 6, 2017

    On February 2, 2017, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 235-180 to strike down President Obama’s Social Security Gun Ban. The regulation addressed concern about mass shootings and the role of gun ownership and mental health play in these tragedies. The regulation would require the Social Security Administration (SSA) to report people who had documented mental health issues and who were unable to manage …

  • October 26, 2016

    One of the more frequent inquiries from clients this time of year involves the legality of open and concealed carry at polling places. There are two distinct components to our answer in these situations: what does the law stipulate; and, what do we advise? Our job as your law firm is to advise you on your legal rights, and also to provide you legal …

  • October 11, 2016

    A Brief Summary of West Virginia’s New Law Regarding ‘Constitutional’ Concealed Carry W.Va. House Bill 4145 became effective on May 24, 2016 and is commonly called West Virginia Constitutional Carry. What does this mean for you and me? Well, simply stated, if you are 21 years of age or older and are not what is known as a “prohibited person” then you may carry …