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April 2, 2004

Kansas Carry Bill Passes, Faces Veto

A bill to allow Kansans to carry concealed handguns won final legislative approval Thursday, but the measure faces an almost certain veto by Gov. Kathleen Sebelius. “This has been a...
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April 2, 2004

Florida House Passes Ban On Listing Gun Owners

Police and government agencies could no longer keep comprehensive lists of people who own firearms, under a bill the House passed April 1. The bill now heads to Gov. Jeb Bush`s desk....
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April 2, 2004

Senator Tells TSA, Arm Pilots Or Lose Funding

Frustrated by the Transportation Security Administration`s delay in arming airline pilots with guns, four members of Congress say they want the agency to quit dragging its feet. "We`re...
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April 2, 2004

Judicial Nominee Clears Panel

The Senate Judiciary Committee—voting along party lines—approved the nomination of William G. Myers, III to the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, signaling a likely Democratic filibuster...
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April 2, 2004

No Maryland Gun Bills Seen As Likely This Session

State lawmakers will likely pass no new gun legislation this year with less than two weeks remaining in the 2004 General Assembly session. "I think the gun debate died when [Sen. John...
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April 1, 2004

Firearms Expert Sets Sights On Women

R.L. "Larry" Wilson, the San Francisco author and firearms expert is out with what he says is the first book to tell the whole truth about females` natural, historical, existentially...
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April 1, 2004

GOP Complaint Cites Pro-Democratic "527" Groups

The Bush campaign and the Republican Party filed charges yesterday with the Federal Election Commission accusing the Kerry campaign and seven "independent" organizations--including...
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April 1, 2004

Australian Gun Amnesty And Buyback Extended

To give the enough time to collect all the guns now banned in Australia, the New South Wales government is extending the amnesty period for gun owners to turn in their previously legal...
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April 1, 2004

Political Science And The New York Times

Political bias at the New York Times isn`t exactly late-breaking news. But what about political bias in its science reporting? That shouldn`t surprise anybody either, especially when...
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April 1, 2004

Supreme Court Upholds Border Searches

Border inspectors can disassemble and search a vehicle`s gas tank for contraband without violating constitutional rights, the Supreme Court said March 30, unanimously overruling a...
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April 1, 2004

Advice To MI Gov. Granholm: Don`t Veto Dove Bill

Free Press Columnist Eric Sharp offers some sound advice to Governor Granholm: don`t veto the bill that would make Michigan the 40th state to provide a dove hunting season.Read Original...
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March 31, 2004

Kansas Legislators Put Together Compromise Right-To-Carry Bill

House and Senate negotiators agreed Tuesday on the details of a bill that would allow Kansans to obtain carry permits. The compromise measure now awaits acceptance - without amendment...
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March 31, 2004

Missouri High Court Finalizes Right-To-Carry Ruling

The Missouri Supreme Court made final a ruling that said the state`s new carry permit law imposed unfunded mandates on counties. The court`s action means there will be no rehearing...
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March 30, 2004

High Court To Review Felon Firearms Ban

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether the federal government can strip an American of his right to possess a firearm based on a felony conviction in a foreign court.Read...
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March 30, 2004

Local Ohio Authorities Prepare For Carry Permit Rush

With the April 8 implementation date fast approaching, local officials are gearing up for the expected large number of applications for Ohio Right-to-Carry permits.Read Original at:...
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March 30, 2004

Zoning Restrictions On Firearms Businesses To Be Lifted In Kentucky

Local zoning restrictions on federally licensed gun dealers and manufacturers would be lifted, and they could operate alongside any other business, under a bill the General Assembly...
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March 26, 2004

Maryland Semi-Auto Ban Still Stalled Despite Pressure

In apparent defiance of House Speaker Michael E. Busch, House Judiciary Chairman Joseph F. Vallario Jr. is refusing to hold a vote on a controversial bill that would extend the federal...
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March 25, 2004

Gun-Control Groups Concede Frivolity Of Semi-Auto Ban

After a decade of claiming that the ban is crucial to reducing crime and protecting police, gun-control organizations have suddenly morphed into Gilda Radner`s old Saturday Night Live...
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March 24, 2004

Airline Refuses Trap Shooter`s Gun

James Mautino planned to compete in a national shoot in Odessa, Fla. He didn`t expect any problem, because he`d flown with his $12,000 Perazzi trap gun to the Sunshine State two weeks...
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March 24, 2004

Contra Costa Co. (Calif.) Supervisors Vote Gun Ban

Even though the guns are not sold by either of the two firearms retailers in their jurisdiction, Contra Costa County Supervisors has voted to ban .50 caliber rifles. Second Amendment...
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March 24, 2004

Missouri Moving Slow On Carry Law Remedy

Nearly one month after the Missouri Supreme Court identified a flaw in the state`s new Right-to-Carry law, legislation to fix the problem has made scant progress in the Missouri Legislature....
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March 24, 2004

Scot Armed Citizen Jailed For Eight Years

A man who stabbed to death one of four armed intruders at his home has been jailed for eight years in Scotland. Apparently those who banned civilian handgun ownership in Scotland have...
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March 23, 2004

Miller Slams Kerry, Renews Offer To Bush

Sen. Zell Miller (D-Ga.), who has been his party`s most loyal supporter of President Bush in the Senate, has delivered a blistering critique of Sen. John Kerry`s leadership while renewing...
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March 23, 2004

Weapons Bans Miss The Mark

Australians are a dangerous lot. Weapons that would hardly cause a second thought in the hands of a citizen in another country generate concern when held by an Australian.Read Original...
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March 22, 2004

Gunning For The Gun Guy

Stopping the conceal-and-carry law in its tracks is the motive behind a lawsuit filed against the Moniteau County Sheriff, the state representative who sponsored the new Missouri legislation...
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March 22, 2004

Lawmakers May Put Price On Wildlife Watching

People who enjoy watching animals like deer and elk in state wildlife areas should be required to buy a pass instead of forcing hunters and fishermen to bear the cost of wildlife management,...
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March 22, 2004

Wait And See In Missouri

Miller County Sheriff Bill Abbott says he will start holding the necessary classes for concealed weapons permits but will not issue applications or permits until the legislation and...
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March 22, 2004

Triggering Memories

Best-selling novelist Stephen Hunter visits NRA`s National Firearms Museum to check out the new $2 million exhibit showcasing the best and rarest of the Thompson sub-machine guns in...
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March 22, 2004

Sniping At Scalia

In its argument that Justice Antonin Scalia should bow out of a Supreme Court case because he went duck hunting with Vice President Dick Cheney, the Sierra Club has been on something...
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March 22, 2004

Sudden Rise In London Murder Rate

The murder rate in London, where handguns are prohibited, has doubled in 12 months to reach one of its highest levels ever, according to the most recent Home Office statistics, which...
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March 19, 2004

Legal Scholars Troubled Over Kennedy Staff Memo

Legal scholars say they are shocked by a memo showing staffers in Sen. Edward M. Kennedy`s office plotting to manipulate a significant court case by stalling a judicial nomination....
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March 19, 2004

Florida Range Protection Bill Moves

A bill (SB 1156) that would prevent state regulators from filing environmental lawsuits against sport-shooting ranges, where lead bullets can accumulate and potentially contaminate...
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March 19, 2004

President Bush and John Kerry Identify Battleground States

The Campaigns of President Bush and John Kerry have identified the states where they believe the race will be won or lost, and the lists are almost identicle.Read Original at: Los Angeles...
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