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February 24, 2004

Right-To-Carry Passes Kansas House Committee

The Kansas House Federal and State Affairs Committee easily passed Right-to-Carry legislation and sent the bill on for consideration by the full House of Representatives. The bill...
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February 24, 2004

Hunting Constitutional Amendments Introduced In Missouri

In an effort to stave off attacks on hunting and sportsmen`s rights by animal "rights" extremists, Missouri lawmakers have introduced amendments to the state constitution to protect...
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February 23, 2004

President Appoints Bill Pryor A Federal Judge

President Bush placed Alabama Attorney General Bill Pryor on the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals February 20, using a constitutional authority to temporarily sidestep U.S. Senate...
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February 23, 2004

Reckless Lawsuit Bill Targeted By Anti-Gun Senators

The Reckless lawsuit bill, S. 659/S. 1805, will be debated in the Senate starting February 24. Efforts to amend the bill by adding an amendment reauthorizing the Clinton Gun Ban will...
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February 23, 2004

Rendering Politics Speechless

George Will writes on how the passage of campaign finance "reform" has turned the idea of protected free speech on its head by making the FEC an arbiter of what is and what is not allowed...
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February 23, 2004

Nader to Run As Independent

Ralph Nader--who many Democrats believe played "spoiler" in the 2000 election and helped put George W. Bush in the White House--announced yesterday that he was going to run for...
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February 20, 2004

Supporters Speak For Kansas Carry Legislation

Supporters of Right-to-Carry legislation testified before the Kansas House Federal and State Affairs committee on February 19. Among those supporting the legislation were Fairway Police...
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February 20, 2004

Troop Power

During World War Two, America`s industrial might was focused like a laser on defeating the Axis forces in all corners of the world. We mobilized our nation in a way the modern world...
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February 20, 2004

Perata`s Side Job

Sen. Don Perata [the anti-gun leader of the California Senate] has been the subject of stories by San Francisco Chronicle staff writers Robert Salladay and Christian Berthelsen that...
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February 19, 2004

Plan Would Erase Colorado Permit Database

A measure that would erase the Colorado Bureau of Investigation`s database of Right-to-Carry permits has been approved by a House committee, sending it to the full House for consideration.Read...
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February 19, 2004

South Dakota Legislature Honors Joe Foss

South Dakota will observe April 17 as a working holiday in honor of former South Dakota Governor and NRA President Joe Foss under a bill that received final legislative approval February...
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February 19, 2004

FEC Moves To Regulate Groups Opposing Bush

The Federal Election Commission decided February 18 that many of the political committees raising "soft" money to campaign against President Bush are subject to regulation, but it postponed...
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February 19, 2004

Campaign Finance Follies

The FEC meets to consider whether to rein in the nation`s newest political fund-raising machines--"527s." Campaign finance "reform" has handcuffed political parties, so these groups...
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February 19, 2004

Waiting For Gun Permit Can Be Deadly

"If people misuse the guns they carry, punish them severely. But allow us, especially women, to have a fighting chance to defend ourselves," writes Bernadette Malone, former editorial...
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February 18, 2004

An Attempt To Amend Utah Right-To-Carry Reform Fails

The Utah Senate sent the House a gun bill Tuesday that would clarify for the first time in state law that stores, other businesses and private schools have the right to ban guns, including...
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February 17, 2004

Gov. Sebelius Remains Opposed To Right-To-Carry Law In Kansas

Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, a Democrat, reaffirmed last week that allowing retired law enforcement officers to carry guns is as far as she`s willing to go. Asked Friday if she`d changed...
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February 17, 2004

When Animals Stalk Humans, Hunters Should Shoot Back

"It`s crazy: When you want to hike public land in California, the Fish and Game folks give you a pamphlet warning you to be on the lookout for poison oak on backcountry trails, as if...
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February 17, 2004

FEC Chairman Backs Organizations` Use of `Soft Money`

Defying Republican Party demands to rule illegal the plans of a network of pro-Democratic political committees, Federal Election Commission Chairman Bradley A. Smith now argues that...
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February 13, 2004

Democrats And Guns

Aside from same-sex "marriage," there is at least one other cultural issue no Democrat running against President Bush wants to touch: gun control. However, not all Democrats agree,...
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February 13, 2004

At the FEC, Putting Free Speech in Peril

Though it`s not listed on the agenda as such, on Feb. 18 the Federal Election Commission plans to rule on the suspension of the First Amendment`s guarantee of freedom of speech.Read...
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February 13, 2004

Groups Net More Than $100M in Soft Money

Big donations known as soft money found a fresh channel into politics in the months after a new law broadly banned them, flowing to political groups that raised more than $100 million...
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February 12, 2004

Virginia Senate Rejects Gun Show Bill

The Senate voted along nonpartisan lines February 11 to reject legislation that sought to require background checks on all purchasers of guns at gun shows in Virginia.Read Original...
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February 12, 2004

New York City Hates Gun Owners

New York City Mayor Michael "Nanny" Bloomberg, he of the smooth hands and Nurse Ratched smirk, made international headlines with his selective war on smokers. Now, Bloomberg and the...
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February 12, 2004

Compromise Offered On Gun Ban Measure In Maryland

Maryland Sen. John A. Giannetti Jr., the swing vote on a proposal to ban 45 semi-automatic firearms beginning when the federal ban expires this year, is offering middle ground between...
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February 12, 2004

Proposal Would Recognize Right-To-Carry

Legislation was introduced Tuesday, February 10, that would give the law-abiding citizens of Kansas the Right-to-Carry a firearm for protection of themselves and their loved ones.Read...
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February 11, 2004

Study Faults FBI Bullet Tests

The FBI has sometimes exaggerated the value of tests used to match metals in bullet fragments to other ammunition and does not have sufficient safeguards to ensure that the tests are...
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February 11, 2004

Illinois Legislators Weigh Exemption To Local Gun Bans

The shots Wilmette resident Hale DeMar fired at a home intruder echoed through the state Capitol on Tuesday as gun rights advocates pushed legislation to spare homeowners like DeMar...
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February 11, 2004

New Hampshire Senators Consider Elimination of Right To Carry Permit Requirement

State residents would no longer need permits to carry concealed handguns under a bill considered Tuesday by the Senate Judiciary Committee. "Society is safer when criminals don`t know...
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February 11, 2004

Maryland Lawmakers Hear Gun-Ban Testimony

Dozens of gun rights advocates testified before the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee yesterday, and a hundred more crammed an antechamber while committee members considered a bill...
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February 10, 2004

Canadian Prime Minister Sending More Tax Dollars Down The Gun Registry Drain

After a flurry of tantalizing stories following his appointment as Liberal leader and PM that suggested Martin might finally shut down this wasteful boondoggle - as part of his attempt...
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February 10, 2004

Proposal To Amend `Gun Show Loophole` Killed In Colorado

Rep. Ray Rose asked fellow lawmakers to kill his own gun bill Monday, in the face of election-year politics. Rose`s bill would have required gun sellers to run background checks only...
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February 10, 2004

Federal Funds To Study Chronic Wasting Disease To Receive Boost

Following the uproar triggered by the discovery of the first known case of mad cow disease in the United States, researchers and regulators are focusing new attention on a similar disease...
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February 9, 2004

Stick To Your Guns, Vigorously Oppose Law`s Renewal

Our beloved President Clinton was an important cheerleader for the law he signed on Sept. 13, 1994, banning semi-automatic firearms and large capacity ammunition magazines. The law...
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February 9, 2004

Anti-Gun Groups In New York Set Sights On Gun-Control Laws

Using a gun like a Bushmaster XM15-E2S A3 rifle, competitive sharpshooters can accurately bore a bullet hole into the black bull`s-eye of a target four football fields away. For those...
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February 6, 2004

PM Muzzles Caucus On Gun Vote

One day after releasing an "action plan" to empower backbenchers, the Liberal government said MPs will not be free to vote on spending estimates for the gun registry this spring.Read...
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February 6, 2004

Bellesiles Misfires

Soft Skull Press (which takes pride in putting out books that other publishers avoid like ricin) has not only agreed to reissue Arming America but has decided to release Michael Bellesiles`s...
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