Legal & Second Amendment

Uncover the rules governing the legal use of force in self-defense, get tips on how to practice safe and legal concealed carry, and stay up-to-date on firearms-related legislation at both the state and national levels—especially as it relates to the Second Amendment and the right to keep and bear arms.

Ask an Attorney: Can I Protect a Loved One?
Ask an Attorney: Can I Protect a Loved One?
USCCA — February 9, 2019

In this week’s “Ask an Attorney” video, criminal defense attorney and former state prosecutor Tom Grieve answers a question responsibly armed Americans often ask: “Can I defend a loved one with my gun?” What Is the Difference Between Defending Yourself and Defending Others? As an attorney, Tom often…

Florida Gun Laws: What You Need to Know
Florida Gun Laws: What You Need to Know
USCCA — February 4, 2019

As a responsibly armed American, you already know how challenging it is to stay up to date on Florida gun laws… Florida gun owners, you’re in luck. We’ve gathered some of the most frequently asked Florida firearms questions. Read on for answers to some of the top questions regarding Florida…

Insurance for Your Guns
Insurance for Your Guns
USCCA — February 3, 2019

People collect guns for many reasons, such as hunting, sporting, historical interest, home defense and self-defense. You may be wondering if your insurance covers loss of or damage to your guns. What about liability protection in the event of a firearm-related injury or accident? Review your current…

Ask an Attorney: What Is Self-Defense?
Ask an Attorney: What Is Self-Defense?
USCCA — February 2, 2019

In this week’s “Ask an Attorney” video, attorney Tom Grieve discusses what, exactly, a self-defense incident is and how it gets raised as a defense in criminal court. What Is Actually Considered a Self-Defense Incident? As a criminal defense attorney and former state prosecutor, Tom often…

‘But I Didn’t Start It!’
‘But I Didn’t Start It!’
John Caile — January 25, 2019

The above excuse seldom worked when we were kids, and it is even less effective in justifying the use of deadly force. True, it is important to avoid being the aggressor in an altercation because being the aggressor will almost certainly damage your claim of self-defense. But…

Fantasy Land: Dealing With the Aftermath
Fantasy Land: Dealing With the Aftermath
Schuyler P. Robertson — January 23, 2019

I was recently hired by a lawyer from USCCA’s Law Network who needed a use-of-force expert witness for a self-defense case. He explained that the defendant was not a USCCA member and that the compensation for the case was being handled through the public defender’s office. The lawyer was…