Guide To The Interstate Transportation of Firearms

 CAUTION: Federal and state firearms laws are subject to frequent change. This summary is not to be considered as legal advice or a restatement of law. To determine the applicability of these laws to specific situations which you may encounter, you are strongly urged to consult a local attorney.


Who are you going to call at 3 AM while the police are coming to arrest you for legally defending yourself and your family?

NPSI offers three options to meet your specific, or unique needs:

  1. Texas/US Law Shield

  2. NRA Second Call

  3. Legal Shield

During a call and an interrogation you must say the “magic words”…

“I am the victim of a violent crime.”

“I will cooperate with police.”

”I want to remain silent.”

“I want an attorney present.”

If you fail to say the magic words your silence will and can be used against you in a court of law.

It is ok to get them your name/identification.

If you have any weapon or a gun in your defense plan, take five minutes and get legal protection!

For "Right-to-Carry" law info, check out the NRA/ILA:

TSA Could Be the Grinch of Your Christmas (and every other day) by Texas Law Shield

TSA gun seizures have been on the rise this year. With the holidays upon us, know what could happen if you unknowingly forget your gun in your bag while going through airport security. From the archives, click here to get this special report and find out what you must do to stay legal this holiday season. 

Texas/US Law Shield

Texas Law Shield Member Login

This is NOT insurance; there are no deductibles, caps, or reimbursable rules. Texas Law Shield is representation through criminal and civil litigation.

Multi-State Program includes ALL 50 states, Minor Child, Bail Bonds, and Expert Witness is available too.

There are several programs to ensure you are adequately served:

Text NPSI to (281) 603-0066 to receive an exclusive Platinum Plus sign-up link; or complete these forms and send to NPSI:

Sign Up! To sign up, see Ken at NPSI, or click on the form links above. Return the form to NPSI or directly to US/Texas Law Shield. If you register through their website, use promo code NPSI.

Second Call

Second Call Defense pioneered the "Rapid Response" concept, offering legal and financial protection IMMEDIATELY after you use a gun in self defense. Read more about, or sign up for NRA Second Call here.

An OFFLINE APPLICATION may also be reviewed and completed and sent to NPSI for processing.

Compare different services...

U.S. Law Shield

  • An attorney answers the Hotline Emergency Number, and responds immediately to incidents

  • No caps, No limits, No deductibles, No reimbursements

  • Covers you with unlimited legal representation criminally and civilly for $10.95 a month

  • Provides state specific Education through classes and newsletters

  • Provides free legal advice for weapons law questions

  • Cheapest, for the most coverage

  • Over 280,000 members nationwide. Largest membership program designed to provide legal defense for gun owners


LegalShield is a pre-paid legal service for individuals, families, and businesses. For a low monthly rate, you get comprehensive legal coverage (not just for firearms related issues) from an entire law firm of professionals. They can help you with a variety of issues and provide advice whenever you need it. Read more about LegalShield here.


  • More expensive, plan starts at $179 for civilians and $149 for LEO, however you do get 50 state, bail, and protection for family members in the home for free…but more money and less flexibility

  • Must have a valid license to carry to purchase program, or pay more if you do constitutional carry in a constitutional carry state…appears coverage stops if your permit were to lapse, even for an incident inside the home

  • ONLY covers defense for life threatening situations. While their coverage says it would defend even a fist fight, it would have to be a fight in defense of ones life. This exclusion means they would not defend a fist fight in self-defense, or a schoolyard fight against a bully, or even a more serious display of force to stop a robbery or similar crime, where someone’s life was not threatened


  • Caps, limits, tier to coverage. Perhaps not as big a deal in the criminal context, but a concern civilly. If Plaintiff’s attorneys know this, are likely to work on running up legal fees to push a defendant toward settlement.

  • Cheapest program is $13 a month, for only $50,000 in criminal defense coverage, prices go up from there

  • Promises an attorney with in 48 hours

  • Minimal vetting done for attorneys on their referral list. We have been told that no interview is required, some of their "referral list" attorneys literally replied back "yes" to a mass email and got listed as a "USCCA attorney."

  • Rings to a call center, not immediately connected to an attorney

  • Overall probably a better program than Carry Guard, at least they would provide criminal coverage (up to the specified limit) upfront

Firearms Legal Protection

  • Only covers defense with the use of a firearm—not all legal weapons

  • Base membership starts at $12.95 a month for an individual. No flexibility on additions…if you coverage outside your home state, you have to jump to the next coverage level which is $21.95 a month, which comes with multistate and bail included-but is substantially more expensive than law shield

  • Says they provide education and seminars, but no way to find anything about this on their website

  • Similar to law shield in attorney answered line, uncapped civil and criminal defense

  • No business hours number to get free legal advice/or interact with attorneys before a critical incident

Second Call (Former NRA program)

  • Base program is only $9.95 a month BUT only provides $10,000 in criminal defense coverage, and only $2000 of that is upfront

  • Next level of coverage is $14.95 a month, and only provides $50,000 in criminal defense coverage, with only $5000 provided upfront

  • Says attorney answered hotline, but not a local attorney..provides for referral of local attorney within 24 hours, without any transparency on what sort of attorney this will be

  • Only covers defense when a firearm is used

Armed Citizens Defense League

  • Similar cost to law shield- $135 a year

  • Only provides $25,000 upfront for defense, the “network” then makes a case by case determination on if they will provide additional funds for a defense, and how much additional would be provided

  • No immediate attorney referral, the network will refer you to attorneys, but makes no claims as to their competence or level of expertise. Will not let you know who they will refer you to until after you pay for a membership

  • Will not cover people using force as part of their job

  • Provides educational book and material, but no non-emergency number or seminars

Firearms Legal Protection

  • Several plan levels

  • 24/7/365 emergency attorney hotline

  • Many states; Premium plan covers all 50 states

  • Bail bond up to $250K for use of any legal weapon

  • Covers "flash" or "display"

  • Legal protection for use of any legal firearm and/or any use of a legal weapon

  • Expert witness and investigator fees may be included

  • Experienced Criminal Law attorneys and/or attorneys who specialize in firearm self-defense

  • Not considered insurance but rather a legal protection service plan

  • Paid attorney fees directly for criminal and civil actions

  • Not a law firm, but a network