Shannon Watts (Photo: Michelle Pemberton, The Indianapolis Star)
Q: Were you aware you would be taking on the gun lobby?
A: No, nor did I understand how rabid this vocal minority of open-carry activists are. I receive death threats, if not daily, then weekly. That started within the first week.
Q: Does that give you second thoughts?
A: No, every time it happens, I feel stronger. The gun lobby had three decades to create this vocal minority that is terrified you're going to take their guns away. But we're terrified our children will be taken away, and I think that at the end of the day that's a stronger pull to get involved.