Shannon Watts

Next Post Coming Soon…▶   By Larry Keane Remember that American Rescue Plan signed by President Joe Biden that sent $1,400 checks to support those economically affected by the COVD-19 crisis? That was the plan pushed by The White House to provide direct relief to Americans, help contain the spreadRead More →

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California condors huddle around a watering hole in the Ventana Wilderness east of Big Sur, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File) Next Post Coming Soon…▶ By Larry Keane California banned the use of traditional ammunition statewide in 2019, but anti-hunting activists continue to blame traditional ammunition made with lead componentsRead More →

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Shutterstock Next Post Coming Soon…▶   On one side is the American Civil Liberties Union and its New York state counterpart, which contend that the state law is justified to protect First Amendment rights in the public sphere. On the other side are a coalition of New York–based public defenderRead More →

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(AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) Next Post Coming Soon…▶ By Lawrence G. Keane Two anti-hunting groups are making a move to kill hunting. They’re looking to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and Department of the Interior (DOI) to publish a rule that would eliminate transporting harvested wild animals and mostRead More →

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(Dan Z. for TTAG) Next Post Coming Soon…▶ What has incorrectly been termed an “assault weapon” is a semi-automatic firearm that fires just one bullet with each pull of the trigger (versus a fully automatic firearm — machine gun — which continues to shoot until the trigger is released). Specifically,Read More →

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Biden’s nominee as Director of ATF, David Chipman (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley) The past year has seen continued calls for policing reform by progressive groups — but the issue of gun control is one where progressives and police have frequently found common ground. For example, the International Association of Chiefs ofRead More →

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Bigstock Biden has a lengthy history of dealing with gun legislation, though his most recent effort ended in notable failure. After Newtown, Conn., Obama asked him to push through what he had hoped would be the biggest firearms restrictions in decades. But after months of meetings and limited executive actions,Read More →

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Courtesy Jeff Hulbert A bill under consideration in Washington State would make a group of at least three four people felons if they’re openly carrying a firearm…and someone feels alarmed by it. The bill, HB 1283, makes it a crime if someone “acting with three or more other persons” …Read More →

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(AP Photo/Evan Vucci) Some activists believe Biden’s team is making more of an effort than past administrations to address urban shootings; ahead of his inauguration, his team tapped Amber Goodwin, who leads a group focused on gun violence in communities of color, to coordinate policy-focused calls with activists. But the tensionRead More →