We Have Nothing to Fear But Fear Itself. Oh and Guns, Too

“Combine Stand Your Ground mentality with concealed carry laws and what you have is constantly simmering danger for all people of color, for two reasons: 1. Most people, as the Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence points out, “carry biases against racial minorities beyond their conscious awareness.” 2. Being armed intensifies one’s fear alert. The coalition notes […]

If You Try To Defy Washington’s Preemption Law, Expect to Be Sued

“It is clear to us that a handful of cities are trying desperately to erode Washington’s long-standing preemption law. Their goal is to discourage citizens from exercising their rights under the state and federal constitutions by financial intimidation. The city council clearly understands preemption, but went ahead with this ordinance, anyway, undoubtedly knowing it would […]

Chicago Needs to Ensure Its Citizens Have the Means to Protect Themselves

“These deaths are all tragic, and unfortunately appear to continue the trend of gun violence disparately impacting minority and lower socioeconomic-status communities. “Since Chicago law enforcement cannot adequately protect Chicago residents from violent crime—despite admirable efforts of hard-working officers to do so—the city should ensure that law-abiding citizens are able to protect themselves with the […]

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