News about Shannon Watts

The AR-15, the latest school shooting tragedy that has killed at least 22 people, has prompted renewed calls to outlaw America's most popular weapon, October 26, 2023
As the weapon is reported to have been used by the gunman in Lewiston, Maine, who killed at least 22 people and injured dozens more on Tuesday night, there are revived calls for AR-15 rifles to be outlawed in the United States. The weapons have been used in massacres around the country, including one that killed ten people at a supermarket in Buffalo and another in Uvalde, Texas, where 19 children and two teachers were shot to death.

As ABC refuses to pull a song from CMA Fest, a gun-control activist claims she was kicked from CMT for being "racist and violent.", July 20, 2023
Shannon Watts, the founder of Moms Demand Action, called attention to the lyrics in Aldean's newest album, 'Try That in a Small Town,' over the weekend when she wrote that the song's lyrics were about 'how he and his family members will shoot you if you try to take their guns.' Watts said Aldean was "on stage" during a mass shooting at a Las Vegas concert in 2017 that killed 60 people and injured more.' Watts claimed it on the first day after CMT pulled the song from airwaves.

At the NRA convention, children as young as six can handle real firearms, April 17, 2023
At the National Rifle Association's annual convention, children as young as six were shown wielding guns as the number of firearms deaths in this year has risen to new heights. The gun association said the 152nd annual festival in Indianapolis, which features over 650,000 square foot of weapons and shooting gear, is family-friendly. 'Make plans now to join fellow Second Amendment patriots for a freedom-filled weekend for the entire family!' The NRA announced the case. Small children were seen inspecting, aiming, and playing with weapons as their parents watched. It comes as 2023 is expected to be the deadliest in terms of firearms deaths in the United States, with more than 11,523 people killed by firearms in the United States, including 398 teens and 71 children as of April 10.

A Utah father who murdered his five children, wife, and mother-in-law all received a note of suicide, April 8, 2023
A father in Utah who killed himself after murdering his five children, wife, and mother-in-law left his family in a warped suicide note in which he said he'd rather 'rot in hell' than deal with his wife's suspected manipulation. After being charged for child violence, Michael Haight, 42, fatally shot his wife, her mother, and the couple's five children. The allegations brought him closer to the obituary left by his relatives as a loving family man, but not the ones drawn by investigators in the 57-page report that overwhelmingly portray Haight, not his murdered wife, as controlling and abusive.

Warped obituary for Utah man who murdered his wife and five kids says he was a great dad, January 16, 2023
Michael Haight, 42, was praised for'making it a point to spend quality time with each and every one of his children,' who were described as a'much wonder' to him and his slain wife. A photo edited snapshot of Haight replaced with Jesus, and those who did not want to overlook the murders of his wife, Tausha, 40, and their five children, ranging in age from 4 to 17. Haight's 78-year-old mother-in-law, who had been staying at the family's house at the time, was also killed during the horrific murder spree. In the meantime, the murders have left the rural, farming community, which is largely Mormon, at a loss as they try to make sense of the senseless tragedy.

Brittney Griner's wife says she is struggling to deal with her imprisonment, November 2, 2022
Brittney, 32, (top right at her appeal and bottom right with her wife Cherelle) was sentenced earlier this fall for carrying two vape cartridges containing cannabis oil in her luggage at Sheremetyevo airport and last week had her appeal denied. She was first arrested in February, after playing in Russia during the WNBA off-season in order to supplement her income. The 32-year-old has a huge network of supporters including the American government and human rights organizations working to get her home. Cherelle, who has been desperately trying to reunite with her wife, made an emotional speech (left) to the attendees of Glamour's 2022 Women of the Year Ceremony in New York. The attendees included Women of the Year Angela Bassett, Jennifer Hudson, Shannon Watts and the Haim sisters. She said: 'I've spent the last eight months riding waves of grief and to be honest, just total disbelief. 'I can't believe that I'm standing in front of you guys and living without my favourite person, my greatest love, my sanctuary.'

Texas handing out ID cards to K-8 students to help easily identify them in case of an emergency, October 18, 2022
Public school districts across Texas have begun handing out identification kits to students just months after 19 kids were killed inside an elementary school in the Lone Star State. The new program stems from a bill signed into law before the horrors that had unfolded inside Robb Elementary School in May, but some parents say they still feel grim about the idea. The kits include a fingerprint, a spot for saliva, and a place to have a physical description of their child. Parents are meant to hold onto the card and give it to law enforcement in case of an emergency like a shooting or if a child goes missing.