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March 10, 2004

Missouri Senate Keeps Carry Permit Files Private

The Missouri Senate voted to protect the privacy of gun owners by rejecting an attempt to make public the names of those who obtain Right-to-Carry permits. To read this story go...
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March 10, 2004

Florida House Moves to Protect the Rights Of Gun Buyers

The Florida House overwhelmingly passed a measure that will prohibit pawnshops and used firearms dealers from maintaining lists of purchasers. The bill was supported by Florida’s Police...
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March 9, 2004

Recuse To Lose

"As members of the guild, we realize editorial writers have to be angry about something," says the Wall Street Journal. "But the standards for outrage are clearly slipping when papers...
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March 9, 2004

Why Do Dems Lose In The South?

James Taranto opines that it is no longer the lingering issues of the Civil Rights Act that make the South a problem for Democrat Presidential nominees. "Mr. Kerry, the Massachusetts...
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March 9, 2004

Right-to-Carry Permits Still Not Being Issued

Missouri County Sheriffs are not issuing Right-to-Carry permits while the legislature works to remedy the funding issues raised by the recent court case.Read Original at: The Kansas...
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March 8, 2004

Mr. And Mrs. America, Turn Them All In

NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris W. Cox writes: "The debate is not really about so-called "assault weapons." It`s about banning guns. It`s about gun prohibitionists searching for the...
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March 5, 2004

Statistics Don`t Support Scary Stories About Right-To-Carry

The reality in 37 states does not match the misinformation opponents of Right-To-Carry continue to put out. A look at the actual results shows that Right-To-Carry works.Read Original...
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March 5, 2004

FEC Proposes Plan To Curb Political Groups

Federal election officials proposed new rules March 4 that could sharply curb the activities of private political groups intent on influencing this year`s presidential election.Read...
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March 4, 2004

Maryland Semi-Auto Ban Likely To Die In Senate

A proposed state semi-auto ban appeared all but doomed after a key senator announced that he would oppose it in committee, a major victory for the National Rifle Association and Gov....
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March 4, 2004

Utah Legislators Defend Gun Rights

When it comes to gun owners rights, Utah lawmakers have a consistent track record. Each year they vote to support the Second Amendment right to bear arms and make sure only the Legislature...
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March 4, 2004

Senator Feingold Votes Against Gun Ban

On March 3, Senator Russ Feingold (D-Wisc.) voted against the reauthorization of the Clinton gun ban. "Although I voted for the ban on certain kinds of semiautomatic weapons in 1994,...
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March 3, 2004

Gun Control Activists And Gun Death Statistics

Anti-gun activists often cite statistics on firearms related deaths. Wendy McElroy a research fellow for The Independent Institute in Oakland, Calif., examines how those figures have...
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March 2, 2004

Right-To-Carry Law Fix Planned In Missouri

Lawmakers moved toward trying to fix the state`s Right-To-Carry law Monday, just days after the Missouri Supreme Court said the law imposed an unfunded mandate on counties.Read Original...
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March 2, 2004

Senator Allen Announces Opposition To The Clinton Gun Ban

Senator George Allen announced that he would oppose reauthorization of the Clinton gun ban calling it "a meaningless, toothless law that has virtually no impact on crime. . . ."Read...
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March 1, 2004

The Return Of A Legislative Legend

As the Senate considers legislation to prohibit abusive lawsuits against Second Amendment rights, Sen. Ted Kennedy is offering an amendment to ban ammunition. Kennedy claims that he...
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March 1, 2004

Democrats Finally See Light On Gun Control

I can`t definitively say why Gore lost Arkansas and West Virginia because I don`t live in those states. But I do live in Tennessee, and I can definitively tell you why Gore lost here....
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March 1, 2004

Proposed Amendment Could End Gun Shows

"If this passes, it will run us out of business, and that`s just what the anti-gun crowd wants," Bean said by telephone from Houston, where he was running another gun show Saturday.Read...
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March 1, 2004

Reckless Lawsuit Preemption Bill Faces Anti-Gun Amendments

S. 659/S. 1805 will be further debated March 1 and 2 and will face votes on amendments to add the renewal of the Clinton gun ban and gun show restrictions on March 2.Read Original at:...
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March 1, 2004

Semi-Auto Ban In Maryland Indefinitely Delayed

The decision of Sen. John Giannetti (D) to oppose the proposed ban on 45 semi-auto firearms has lead proponents of the bill to set it aside for now because they lack the votes to get...
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March 1, 2004

Education Plays Key Role In Near Elimination of Hunting Accidents

In 2003 Texas suffered only one fatal hunting accident. That is a drop from over 100 thirty years ago. Hunter safety training, like that provided by the NRA, is a primary reason for...
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March 1, 2004

The High Cost Of Self-Defense

Few cases better illustrate how our legal system sometimes stands justice on its head like the case of Tony and Matt Geckle - small-business owners now being sued by the estate of a...
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February 28, 2004

Exempt County Plans To Issue Permits

Cape Girardeau County doesn`t have to issue handgun permits, but officials said Thursday it probably will. It is the only county in the eastern half of the state that the Missouri...
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February 27, 2004

Giannetti Won`t Back Maryland Semi-Auto Ban

Sen. John A. Giannetti announced plans to fight a proposed ban on semi-automatic firearms Friday, February 27, throwing into uncertainty what will happen in Maryland once a federal...
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February 27, 2004

Real Facts on Florida Range Bill (SB-1156)

It is in the public interest that firearm owners have a place to shoot and practice gun safety and a place to train to provide the mandated documentation Florida requires for licenses...
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February 27, 2004

Hatch Seeks To End District Gun Ownership Ban

Utah Republican Sen. Orrin G. Hatch said Feb. 26 he will introduce legislation that would lift the ban on resident gun ownership in the District, irking some Senate Democrats and D.C....
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February 27, 2004

Missouri Carry Law OK In All But Four Counties

The Missouri Supreme Court ruled Feb. 26 that most Missourians can apply for Right-to-Carry permits but denied that right to residents of Jackson and three other counties.Read Original...
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February 26, 2004

Gun Suit Reform Could Be Shot Down

The Senate is poised to pass legislation that will rein in lawsuits against gun makers and retailers, such as those that claim that gun makers should “know and foresee” that crimes...
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February 26, 2004

Senior Citizen Pulls Gun On Knife-Wielding Robber

A senior citizen using the men`s room at a popular Middletown eatery was approached by a would-be robber waving a knife. The potential victim, holder of a carry permit, responded by...
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February 26, 2004

Bush Seeks Protection For Gun Dealers

President Bush urged the Senate to pass a bill that would protect gun dealers and manufacturers from frivolous lawsuits but without any gun show or extension of the Clinton gun ban...
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February 25, 2004

The Hill Endorses Passage Of S. 659/S.1805

A Senate bill being debated would shield gun makers and dealers from lawsuits so long as they neither sell faulty firearms nor break any laws. This legislation is worthy of wholehearted...
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February 25, 2004

Senate To Debate Gun-Suit Immunity

The Senate is scheduled to begin debate Feb. 25 on a bill to shield gunmakers and sellers from reckless lawsuits. The measure goes to the floor with the unusual joint support of Senate...
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