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December 15, 2003

New Jersey court`s ruling deals blow to anti-hunters

The shrill cries of hysterical anti-hunters notwithstanding, the Superior Court of New Jersey decided recently that limited hunting of black bears will be permitted on state land. And...
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December 12, 2003

Baghdad`s Murder Rate Irresponsibly Distorted

Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld created a ruckus when he said: “You`ve got to remember that if Washington, D.C., were the size of Baghdad, we would be having something like 215 murders...
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December 12, 2003

Taft May Veto Concealed-Carry Gun Law

Gov. Bob Taft said he will veto legislation giving law-abiding Ohioans the right to carry concealed handguns because the bill doesn`t give the public and media adequate access to personal...
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December 12, 2003

Where Are The Armed Pilots?

On Nov. 25, 2002, President Bush signed the Arming Pilots Against Terrorism Act. The law compelled the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to train and arm airline pilots who...
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December 11, 2003

Concealed-Carry Bill Nearer

House and Senate lawmakers, while debating public records issues and legal defenses, moved closer Wednesday to passing a bill allowing Ohioans to carry concealed weapons.Read Original...
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December 11, 2003

McCain-Feingold Ruling Angers Activists On Right And Left

It`s not every day the NRA and the ACLU are outraged by the same Supreme Court decision. But both groups hated yesterday`s unexpectedly broad ruling by the court to uphold the major...
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December 11, 2003

Carry On: Concealed Weapons Laws

The number of states that allow law-abiding citizens to carry concealed firearms hit 36 in September, up from 10 in 1986. Thirty-one other states have such "shall issue" laws, which...
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December 10, 2003

Supreme Court Upholds `Soft Money` Limits

The Supreme Court upheld key features of the nation`s new law intended to lessen the influence of money in politics, ruling Wednesday that the government may ban unlimited donations...
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December 10, 2003

Campaign Finance Rules Prompt NRA To Seek Media Status

New and unlovely creatures continue to emerge from the Pandora`s Box of “campaign finance reform.” The latest is a plan by the National Rifle Association to have itself adjudicated...
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December 9, 2003

Judge Allows N.J. Bear Hunt Into Rec Area

A judge on Tuesday lifted an order that had closed a sprawling national recreation area to bear hunters, as the state`s first open season on the animals in more than three decades went...
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December 9, 2003

R.I. Supreme Court Hears Gun-Rights Case

The state Supreme Court yesterday took up the question of what it means to "keep and bear arms" in Rhode Island. At issue is what is the proper procedure for issuing a concealed-weapon...
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December 8, 2003

NRA Seeks Status As News Outlet

"We`re looking at bringing a court case that we`re as legitimate a media outlet as Disney or Viacom or Time Warner," the NRA`s executive vice president, Wayne LaPierre, said in an interview. "Why...
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December 8, 2003

Federal Gun-Law Cases Set Record In Colorado

In fiscal 2003, 172 Colorado defendants were charged with federal firearms violations - a 46 percent increase from the previous year, and three times the number charged before Colorado...
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December 8, 2003

Legal Fight Targets Gun Design In Fatality

Lawyers Monday will resume battling about whether the Beretta company is responsible for a Berkeley teenager`s shooting death because the design of its semi-automatic pistol didn`t...
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December 8, 2003

Up in Flames

Now that the guns have been collected and publicly burned in a ceremony known as the "Flame of Peace," there`s music in the air in Mali. Currently part of a folk festival held at the...
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December 5, 2003

Consumer Group Takes on Animal `Rights` Activists

A consumer advocacy group has launched a series of anti-PETA ads, "to give the publicity hounds at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals the sort of attention they don`t actually...
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December 5, 2003

Why This Bunny Will Wear Fur Again

I hadn`t worn fur for a good 10 years. I had allowed myself to be intimidated by a few radical animal-rights extremists. Having successfully intimidated sizeable numbers of fur fanciers,...
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December 5, 2003

Pheasants Flocking Back To State

The report from the farm country of Baca County rings loud and clear: The birds are back. After two seasons of desultory drought, pheasant populations have improved sharply - at least...
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December 4, 2003

Reagan As Cartoon Character

To watch the entire commercial-free, three-hour version of the "The Reagans" on the Showtime cable television network was an ordeal. The cartoon character presented as Ronald Reagan...
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December 4, 2003

Deer Hunters Pump $1.2 Billion Into Economy

The annual hunt thins the state`s estimated 1.8 million deer herd and also pumps $1.2 billion into Michigan businesses each year, with an estimated 775,000 hunters purchasing guns,...
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December 4, 2003

NJ Court to Consider Blocking Black Bear Hunt

Activists moved one step closer to shutting down New Jersey`s first bear hunt in 33 years on Wednesday, while a sportsmen`s group vowed to intervene in the case to defend hunters.Read...
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December 3, 2003

Options Pondered On Concealed-Carry

Missouri voters, who rejected concealed weapons in 1999, could be asked whether they have changed their minds if the state`s new concealed-carry law is declared unconstitutional.Read...
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December 3, 2003

Hunters Volunteer Venison to Help Feed the Homeless

In the kitchen of the Frederick Rescue Mission, volunteers hoist table-sized trays of vegetables and stir vats of soup, preparing dinner for the 100 or so homeless people who eat three...
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December 2, 2003

The Sound Of Silence

Why is the press ignoring what the Democratic Judiciary memos say? The staff memos document the extraordinary influence of liberal special-interest groups on Democratic members of Judiciary....
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December 2, 2003

Confusion Skews School Gun Count

Nearly a decade after a federal law mandated expulsion for students who bring guns to school, Wisconsin officials fear that misunderstanding still lingers over what the law means. A...
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December 2, 2003

Environmentalists File Suit to Stop New Jersey Bear Hunt

Environmentalists, Native Americans and hikers collectively filed suit Monday to prevent New Jersey`s first bear hunt in 33 years from taking place on the Delaware Water Gap National...
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December 1, 2003

George Soros Exposed

While billionaire George Soros [a major funder of the gun prohibition movement] seeks to portray himself as a mainstream philanthropist who cares deeply about people, the record reveals...
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December 1, 2003

Gun Permit Applicants Increasingly Are Women

Even after working several years as a prison guard, Twanda McCurry never felt the need to carry a gun for protection outside of work, and especially not after she went into a new business...
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December 1, 2003

Fate Of Semi-Autos Part Of Larger Gun Issues

With a federal prohibition on sale of military-style semiautomatic rifles set to expire next year, gun control advocates in the Maryland legislature plan to push for a state ban during...
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November 26, 2003

Our Soldiers, Our Thanks

Here`s to the men who risk their lives to keep us free. With Thanksgiving here, and the first American troops to deploy for the Iraq War nearing their one-year anniversary overseas,...
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November 26, 2003

Deal Struck On Gun Buyer Data

Background checks on gun buyers would be retained for 24 hours, instead of 90 days, under a deal Republicans struck during final negotiations over an immense spending bill funding dozens...
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November 26, 2003

Upholding The Law

Good news abounds. New data from the Justice Department show the crime rate today is at a 30-year low. Sexual assaults are down 25% from two years ago. Attempted theft is down 22%....
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November 26, 2003

Bermuda Firearms Amnesty Off To A Slow Start

Bermuda’s firearms amnesty has yet to yield its first working firearm, although a number of bullets have been handed in. More than 20 items have been surrendered to Police over the...
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November 26, 2003

Zero Patience For Zero Tolerance

News shows recently showed video of 14 police officers charging a crowded high-school corridor with guns drawn in a drug sweep. Students at Stratford Creek High School in Goose Creek,...
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