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COMPARING OUR COMPETITION

When we structured the Gun Owners Legal Defense Network we researched every other similar organization in the country, looking at their costs and what they offered. We then formulated our service to do better in every category. We also decided to form a Non-Profit organization, rather than a For-Profit corporation. Our desire was not to build a large empire that could eventually be sold for millions of dollars. A Non-Profit organization cannot be sold. If dissolved, it has to be donated to another Non-Profit organization.

We offer lower costs and better benefits than any other similar company in the USA. We have kept our membership costs at a minimum to make it affordable to join. Although we know that criminal and civil cases can run into the hundreds of thousands of dollars, we have absolutely no cap on those costs. Once a member pays for their annual membership, they will not pay another penny for any legal representation for either criminal or civil charges, no matter how long the proceedings.

We commend any organization that attempts to protect the gun owners in this country. But our mission is not to make large amounts of money. Our mission is to make every gun owner in the USA feel comfortable and confident in owning and carrying their firearms. We need "good guys" with guns out there! There is a more likely chance that you exercise your Second Amendment right to own and bear arms if you are comfortable with your weapon and confident that you will be protected if you are ever charged with a gun offense when you are legally carrying or using your firearm.


U.S. Law Shield

U.S. Law Shield - Cost is $131.40 per year for individual, 240.00 per year for couple.
Gun Owners Legal Defense Network - Cost is $100 per year for individual. Under the family plan, two or more family members living in the same household is $75 each ($150 for couple).

U.S. Law Shield - Bail Bond and Expert Witness coverage is an extra $35.40 per year extra, and is ONLY available in Oklahoma and Pennsylvania.
Gun Owners Legal Defense Network - Does not provide bail bond coverage. Provides expert witnesses at no additional cost.

U.S. Law Shield - To be covered in states other than your home state costs an extra $35.40 per year.
Gun Owners Legal Defense Network - You are covered with no additional cost no matter what state you live in or visit.

ARMED CITIZENS DEFENSE NETWORK (ACDN)

Armed Citizens Defense Network - Cost is $125 per year. 3 year cost is $265. 10 year cost is $690. Additional family members may be added in $50 increments.
Gun Owners Legal Defense Network - $100 per year. Under the family plan, two or more family members living in the same household is $75 each.

Armed Citizens Defense Network - Provides a fee deposit of up to $10,000 for any justifiable use of force incident. They also have access to "additional grants of financial assistance."
Gun Owners Legal Defense Network - Provides an attorney for the member and pays for all attorney's fees, both criminal and civil, with no cap on those costs.

Armed Citizens Defense Network - Members have access to a list of attorneys provided, and must make the contact with an attorney they choose.
Gun Owners Legal Defense Network - Provides the member with an attorney well versed in the firearm and use of force laws.

UNITED STATES CONCEALED CARRY ASSOCIATION (USCCA)

United States Concealed Carry Association - Silver Plus membership, cost is $127 per year, covers $25,000 criminal, $50,000 civil defense costs.
United States Concealed Carry Association - Gold Plus membership, $197 per year, covers $50,000 criminal, $100,000 civil defense costs.
United States Concealed Carry Association - Platinum Plus, $297 per year, covers $75,000 criminal, $300,000 civil defense costs.
Gun Owners Legal Defense Network - $100 per year, unlimited criminal and civil defense costs.

United States Concealed Carry Association - Will provide an attorney for civil matters, member must hire their own criminal defense attorney.
Gun Owners Legal Defense Network - Provides expert attorneys for both criminal and civil charges.

United States Concealed Carry Association - Covers "self-defense firearm use only."
Gun Owners Legal Defense Network - Covers all firearm charges arising out of the legal ownership and use of a firearm.

NRA ENDORSED INSURANCE PROGRAM

National Rifle Association - Must be a member of the NRA at the cost of $35.00 per year.
Gun Owners Legal Defense Network - Only membership in Gun Owners Legal Defense Network required.

National Rifle Association - $165 additional cost per year for $100,000 defense cost coverage.
National Rifle Association - $254 additional cost per year for $250,000 defense cost coverage.
Gun Owners Legal Defense Network - Cost is $100 per year, unlimited defense cost coverage.

National Rifle Association - Member must pay attorney,, and is reimbursed ONLY if acquitted or charges dismissed.
Gun Owners Legal Defense Network - Member pays nothing, GOLD'N pays all legal defense costs immediately.

CHL Protection Plan (CHLPP)

CHL Protection Plan - CCW Permit holders. Cost is $129 per year for individual, $229 per year joint membership. Non-CCW Permit holders. Cost is $149 per year for individual, $259 joint membership.
Gun Owners Legal Defense Network - Cost is $100 per year, $150 for joint membership.

CHL Protection Plan - Covers charges arising from the lawful use of a firearm for purposes of self defense.
Gun Owners Legal Defense Network - Covers all incidents involving a firearm, including an inadvertent display, etc.

Legal Shield

Legal Shield - Advertised cost is "As low as $17 per month" ($204 per year).
Gun Owners Legal Defense Network - Cost is $100 per year.

Legal Shield - Trying to determine coverage from this company's web site is next to impossible. They list their "Plan Details" as "1) Advice on unlimited personal/business topics. 2) Letters/Phone calls on your behalf. 3) Legal Document review. 4) Standard will preparation. 5) 24/7 Emergency assistance." They do indicate that there is an additional "Plan Add-On" charge, called "LegalShield Expanded" of $9.00 per month for an extra "15 More Trial hours."

Their web sites states "Your LegalShield Legal Plan Covers: 24/7 Emergency Assistance. After-hours consultation for covered emergencies such as: if you're arrested or detained, if you're seriously injured, if you're served with a warrant, or if the state tries to take your children." The next line explains "Letters and Phone Calls on Your Behalf" as "Available at the discretion of your Provider Lawyer."

There is plenty of information on the web site that explains Legal Shield's coverage for Legal Document Review, Advice, Standard Will Preparation, Motor Vehicle Service, and IRS Audit Legal Service, but no specifics about legal coverage for charges stemming from a member involved shooting.

Gun Owners Legal Defense Network - Covers all firearm charges arising out of the legal ownership and use of a firearm. In this case, we believe its wise to stick with a company that specializes only in legal coverage for firearm related issues.

Texas Law Shield

Texas Law Shield - Must be a resident of Texas.
Gun Owners Legal Defense Network - Covers all 50 states in the USA.

Texas Law Shield - Cost is $131 per year individual, $240 per year dual membership.
Gun Owners Legal Defense Network - Cost is $100 per year individual, $150 per year dual membership.

Texas Law Shield - Covers ONLY self defense shooting.
Gun Owners Legal Defense Network - Covers all firearm charges arising out of the legal ownership and use of a firearm.

Texas Law Shield - Cost of additional $35 per year to cover states other than Texas
Gun Owners Legal Defense Network - Covers all states at no additional charge.


Do you have any questions? You can call us toll-free at 1-888-317-1676. Or you can send us a message in the form below. One of our staff will answer your questions.