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We have combined the “Brandishing” and “SYG/Castle Doctrine” files. The two original Files will no longer be updated if you have downloaded them. The New combined Doc will be put on the site but we haven’t decided where we are going to put it. In the Mean time you can access that Document at

https://www.handgunlaw.us/documents/STY_Castle_Brandish_Statutes.pdf

It has some additions that the two original documents do not contain. It is dated as being updated 8/1 but putting a link out to it earlier here. Again not sure where a link on the site will be pointing to this document.
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Nebraska State Patrol has removed Rhode Island from the list of states it will honor. They just say that Rhode Island requirements don’t meet their standards anymore. Nebraska Reciprocity | Nebraska State Patrol

Puerto Rico - I have just about done all I can do with the Puerto Rico Page. Found out that the PR Admin Rules which would have a lot of details about other things in the law concerning carrying firearms will never be available in English. Seems you have to order a copy of the section you want and it cost 1$ a page. It will be in Spanish. I believe that is where you will find the Rules about the places you can’t legally carry in Puerto Rico plus if you must notify immediately etc. You have to buy them to find out if there is anything in them!!! The rules on the New gun law are 217 pages long. I would appreciate any information from anyone that is relevant to PR especially their places that are off limits etc.

For those wishing to translate more of the Admin Rules I have found Google translator Google Translate to be OK but not near as good as DeepL Translator. DeepL Translate DeepL is not free but lets you do so much then shuts off. So I type things in Google in Spanish and that lets me check major typing errors then copy it and paste in DeepL then copy the English and then exit the DeepL site only opening it again when I want to paste into it. Works that way for me. Time consuming but only way I can do it and get a better translation without being very proficient in Spanish. I have a tough enough time with English!!!!!

LEOSA - Things have quieted down since early this year with gun law changes. With Covid 19, Heat Wave, Medical Issues and just getting old I had more time at home to research. This also gave me time to translate 4 sections and parts of others of the PR Admin Rules. This lead me to updated many of the state pages LEOSA Sections. It has been a good while since I have spent time researching items concerning LEOSA. I have only been adding info and links to that section if they were mentioned in the Gun News.

MASKS - Illinois and DC are about the only two places we are hearing about that may be of concern. California Pen Code § 185 http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes_displaySection.xhtml?lawCode=PEN&sectionNum=[185.]

In DC § 22–3312.03 D.C. Law Library - § 22–3312.03. Wearing hoods or masks.

The thing is both of them state: To conceal your Identity. I think wearing a mask that most people are wearing because of the virus will not cause you any problems especially if you are not breaking any other laws. I would not wear a bandana or similar type mask like you see in the Cowboy Movies! Those are the Stage Coach/Bank Robbers!! I have read numerous stories and have seen it posted on State Official Firearm sites saying it does not affect the carrying of legal firearms. Even IL State Police are saying no problem. CCL Frequently Asked Questions at this link and see the first FAQ about Masks in IL. IL Concealed Carry License So carry away and be the very law abiding citizen you have always been and you should have no problems. If IL is saying it is OK that says a lot for the rest of America.

Brandishing/Stand Your Ground/Castle Doctrine – I have put together a couple documents that give you links to the laws concerning or could concern these topics for each state. (I most likely posted them on this board in the last few days) They are not all encompassing. Some states don’t have Brandishing, Stand Your Ground or Castle Doctrine Laws but use another law for covering things like Brandishing a Firearm. Some states in the files have a listing that not all consider relevant to the issue while others do. Not agreeing on the laws is why we have Appeal type courts! I will put the files on the site so you can access them with these links but don’t know where we are going to put access on the site to them. These links will also take you to the newest edition of the file as I will most likely be making updates to them as I get feedback. I welcome feedback on these two documents. Please send feedback to [email protected] Thank you and Stay Safe, Gary Slider
 

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Thank you for all your hard work keeping us informed.
 

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Thanks again, Gary. It's astounds me that a place which depends so much on tourism makes it so hard for tourists to understand its laws - not that I would ever go to Puerto Rico, but they need to do better if they are to attract more tourists.
 
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Thanks again, Gary. It's astounds me that a place which depends so much on tourism makes it so hard for tourists to understand its laws - not that I would ever go to Puerto Rico, but they need to do better if they are to attract more tourists.
Puerto Rico doesn't want to be American, it wants American benefits.
 
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Illinois mask law reads that the mask must not be an attempt to conceal your identity. With so many people being told to wear masks I don't think the masks that cover your nose and mouth would bean issue. Now if you go full "Pennywise" it's a different story.
 

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Puerto Rico doesn't want to be American, it wants American benefits.
By jiminy, I think you've nailed it, OV. They sure don't want anyone to know what they are doing - I would think that as a US territory they would be required to use English in their "official" documents. Maybe not, though, they don't use much of it in California, either.
 
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Just another thank you. I have used your site many times. Especially useful to get some background and then dig deeper into state or local statutes from there.

Very very much appreciated.
 

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Excellent resource. I just updated my jump pad of Internet Links. :)
 
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