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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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February 25, 2004

Attitude Adjustment At TSA

The wonderful folks at the Transportation Security Administration (TSA)—an agency created in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, who are just now preparing to implement...
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February 25, 2004

Sen. Boxer Proposes Trigger Lock Mandate

U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) is proposing a federal law requiring that trigger locks be included with any handgun sold. Sen. Boxer apparently is unaware that manufacturers already...
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February 25, 2004

New York Presses For Firearms License Fee Increase

Under New York Senate bill number S6056 and Assembly bill A9556 license fees for handgun owners would be increased to $100 every five years. Firearms dealers and gunsmithing license...
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February 24, 2004

More Money Expected For Fish and Wildlife In Vermont

Vermont Gov. Jim Douglas presented his annual budget and is recommending an influx of cash from the state`s General Fund to the coffers of the Fish and Wildlife Department.Read Original...
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February 24, 2004

Senate Set To Vote On Reckless Lawsuit Prevention Bill

S. 659/S. 1805 is set for Senate debate this week and anti-gun Senators are preparing efforts to defeat the bill or amend it to include gun show regulations and/or renewal of the Clinton...
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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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