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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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March 18, 2004

Townsend Aide Faces Charges

An aide to former Maryland Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend has been indicted on charges of diverting $6.3 million in federal crime-fighting funds to pay staffers working on Townsend`s...
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March 18, 2004

Wichita Shifts City Policy On Firearms Sales

The Wichita, Kans., city council has voted to allow the sale of seized firearms from cases in the Municipal Court. The change will raise funds for the city and allow the lawful purchase...
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March 18, 2004

Georgia Senate Approves Voter Registration At Hunting License Sites

The Georgia Senate approved an NRA-supported bill that will require businesses that sell hunting licenses to also act as voter registration sites. The bill was passed by a vote of 48-0...
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March 17, 2004

Licensed To Carry

Nearly 14,000 Allen County, Ind., residents had permits for handguns as of last year. Across the state, there were about 311,000 permit holders in 2003, according to the Indiana State...
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March 17, 2004

Anti-Gun State Rep. Proposes Harsh New Gun Laws

New Orleans Rep. Cedric Richmond (D) has introduced legislation in Baton Rouge calling for a ban on semi-autos, gun show sales regulations and the creation of a ballistic database.Read...
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March 16, 2004

Newark Lawsuit Dismissed With Prejudice

A trial court has dismissed a case brought by the city of Newark, NJ, against firearms maker Sturm, Ruger & Co. The case was dismissed with prejudice, which means Newark won`t be allowed...
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March 16, 2004

Suzanna Hupp Promotes Right-To-Carry Law For Kansas

Texas State Rep. Suzanna Hupp, whose parents were killed by a madman in the 1991 Luby`s cafeteria massacre, urged a Kansas Senate committee to endorse a Kansas Right-to-Carry bill....
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March 16, 2004

Bill To Amend Missouri Right-To-Carry Law Sees First Committee Action

A bill to fix funding issues with Missouri`s right-to-carry law made its first appearance in a Senate committee on March 15. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Harold Caskey, a Butler Democrat,...
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March 15, 2004

Common Sense Should Prevail On Maryland Bear Hunt

Gene Mueller writes that Maryland lawmakers and citizens should let the professional biologists and wildlife managers do their jobs to manage the bear population without the interjection...
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March 15, 2004

Fast Foods And Fat Lawsuits

For the last year and a half, George Washington University law professor John Banzhaf, who treats the epithet "legal terrorist" as a compliment, has been bragging that fast food restaurants...
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