Even in rough-and-tumble 21st-century Washington politics, the confirmation process for director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives can be brutal. One former ATF agent once likened it to walking into a buzz saw. Now, that same former agent, David Chipman, is President Biden’s nominee to lead the ATF. Chipman’s nomination has garnered
Somehow, we have made it to June and all the month brings with it — the summer solstice, graduations, Father’s Day, vacations and, traditionally, weddings. After a year of postponed celebrations, and with a CDC advisory that fully vaccinated people can walk around unmasked, this June seems extra celebratory. So let’s celebrate celebrations. What are
In 1969, Chester Dombrowski, an off-duty Chicago police officer, had a single-vehicle accident while driving under the influence. Officers who responded to the scene did not find his service firearm on him. After the intoxicated (and later comatose) Dombrowski was taken to hospital and the wrecked car was towed, police searched the car for the
On May 18, Bloomberg Law reported that the Biden Administration was in the “final stages” of drafting a regulation to curb the use of pistol stabilizing braces. These commonly-owned items attach to the rear of many configurations of popular semi-automatic pistols and help stabilize the pistol on a shooter’s arm so that they may effectively
For quite some time, law enforcement has utilized the extremely sensitive sense of smell dogs possess to help with their work detecting illicit, and often quite dangerous, items. Most people are familiar with the concept of drug-sniffing dogs, which have been utilized to try to diminish the flow of illegal drugs across our border and
Actor Nick Offerman, who helped fundraise for Democrats ahead of the 2020 election, is expected to appear before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Wednesday to encourage Americans to get vaccinated against the Chinese coronavirus. The star of NBC’s hit sitcom Parks and Recreation will testify before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations for its hearing,
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — An attempt to crack down on firearms in resorts and casinos is dividing Democrats in the Nevada statehouse, pitting gun violence prevention advocates against activists concerned about heavy-handed policing and racial profiling. A state Senate committee passed a measure Saturday to strengthen penalties and make it up to a felony
Four shootings in four days have rattled Rhode Island. Police have seized twice as many illegal firearms so far this week as they did last year. On Monday morning, Rhode Island’s US Congressional delegation joined Governor Dan McKee, Attorney General Peter Neronha, Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, Nonviolence Institute Executive Director Cedric Huntley, and Moms
BOSIE, Idaho (KIFI) – State Representative Priscila Giddings (R-D7) announced she has filed paperwork to run for the Republican nomination for Lieutenant Governor of Idaho. “I am running for Lieutenant Governor because Idaho deserves to be represented by a proven conservative. Idahoans know what they’ll get with me, I have the record to prove it,” Giddings
Vermont lawmakers wrapped up the all-virtual 2021 legislative session late Friday afternoon.  Ordinarily, the Legislature would call it quits until the following January.  However, this year, it appears they will be returning briefly in October to potentially deal with the arrival of funds coming from Federal COVID Relief. Vermont gun owners survived the session with
House Judiciary Chairman Rob Kaufman has announced that he plans to report a constitutional carry bill out of committee next week.  HB 659, by Rep. Aaron Bernstine, removes the requirement for law-abiding individuals to obtain a concealed handgun permit before being allowed to carry concealed for self-defense.  The committee is scheduled to meet Tuesday, May 25 at 10:00 a.m., in
Multiple gun control measures have been scheduled to receive public hearings early next week.  Don’t let these measures pass through committee without letting your lawmakers hear your opposition.  Please contact committee members by clicking both “Take Action” buttons below. House Bills 1298 and 1299 are scheduled to be heard in the Senate State, Veterans, and Military
Yesterday, the House voted 23-18 to pass House Bill 125, to essentially end the centuries-old practice of home-built firearms for personal use and to ban existing home-built firearms. It now goes to the Senate Judiciary Committee for further consideration. Please contact committee members and ask them to OPPOSE HB 125. House Bill 125 imposes requirements