The Missouri General Assembly is expected on Sept. 11 to adopt the proposed Second Amendment Preservation Act, which declares invalid in Missouri any federal measures "which infringe on the people's right to keep and bear arms" and allows state misdemeanor charges to be brought against federal authorities who attempt to enforce those laws.
But it could all be gone with the stroke of a pen, according to Delaware Riverkeeper Network Director Maya van Rossum, who says support from "the hunting and fishing community" is vital in defending a "tenuous" three-year moratorium on shale oil drilling -- hydraulic fracking -- in the Delaware River watershed.
Last week's BuzzFeed expose revealing the National Rifle Association maintains a "vast, secret database" of firearms owners while campaigning aggressively against proposed government-compiled firearms registries has not generated the outrage among gun owners that gun control proponents hoped it would.
Gun control proponents are pushing the Senate to re-introduce the failed universal background check bill as soon as this fall, but that's not likely, says Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.).
A national coalition of conservation groups has released a report that includes 16 recommendations — include raising drilling and royalty rates — to balance the development of oil and gas resources on public lands with environmental concerns and recreational needs.
According to a church violence researcher and ministry security consultant, when it comes to the longstanding debate about weapons in houses of worship, the numbers speak for themselves.
Can landlords ban firearms? Yes, no and maybe, depending on where you live.
The state of North Carolina will challenge Alcoa Inc.'s assertion that it owns a 38-mile stretch of riverbed in the Yadkin River, filing a lawsuit on August 2 that could have broad implications for public access to water bodies nationwide.
It may appear to be nothing more than semantics, but a proposal to make the Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council Advisory Committee a permanent advisory panel rather than one that must have its charter renewed every two years by Congress is a significant step in ensuring wildlife, habitat conservation, and hunting are priorities in federal land-management decisions.
Voters in Colorado Springs and Pueblo will go to the polls on Sept. 10 to cast ballots in the first recall elections of any state officials in Colorado's 137-year history.
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