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January 15, 2004

Three Proposals Show Blind Ambitions

As legislators gather today for the latest episode in the Western Hemisphere`s longest-running reality series, I`m hoping that reasoned, informed debate will decide a couple of issues...
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January 15, 2004

Democrats Under The Gun

Republicans seized control of Congress in November 1994 in part by harping on the perception that the Democratic Party had abandoned gun owners and that the party`s lawmakers were poised...
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January 14, 2004

Guns vs. Teddy Bears

Should unelected officials be allowed to order the confiscation of some or all guns and ammunition in the United States? This is the question posed by Sen. Jon Corzine (D., N.J.) and...
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January 14, 2004

Court Reverses Ruling On State Handgun Law

An appeals court says churches can challenge a provision allowing guns in parking lots. An Edina church`s challenge to Minnesota`s controversial handgun law got new life Tuesday when...
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January 13, 2004

GOP Urges Wider Ban On `Soft Money`

The Republican National Committee plans to ask the Federal Election Commission today to ban the raising of $300 million or more in "soft money" by pro-Democratic groups seeking to pay...
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January 13, 2004

Senator Ensign Praises Nevada Soldiers; Defends Gun Rights

Sen. John Ensign honored two Nevada soldiers Monday for their part in the war effort in Iraq, which he says remains critical to ensuring U.S. security as well as helping Iraqis. The...
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January 12, 2004

Students Attend Firearms Course: Instructors Arrange Class After Ohio Adopts Concealed-Carry Law

Instructors are getting a quick jump on Ohio`s new law allowing people to carry concealed weapons. "Welcome to the 46th state that allows concealed carry," John Bailey, a National...
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January 12, 2004

Antis` Efforts to Stop Hunting Backed By Multi-Million Dollar Budgets

As in previous years, Animal People magazine has published financial information for 136 animal charities, based on analysis of the groups` IRS reports for FY 2002.Read Original at:...
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January 12, 2004

Martin targets gun registry

How do you get rid of the gun registry without getting rid of the gun registry? Some time this year, the most mismanaged government program in Canadian history (try to think of something...
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January 9, 2004

Concealed-Carry Bill Gets Governor Taft`s Signature

Gov. Bob Taft on Thursday signed legislation giving law-abiding and mentally competent Ohioans the right to carry concealed handguns, just a day after the legislature sent it to him....
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January 9, 2004

Marshals Are Good, But Armed Pilots Are Better

Another successful 9/11-type attack would make it very difficult to again restore travelers` faith in security and probably destroy the airline industry. Last week`s cancellation of...
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January 8, 2004

Concealed-Weapons Bill Heads For Taft`s Desk

A bill lifting Ohio`s 145-year-old ban on carrying concealed weapons cleared both the House and Senate on Wednesday with virtually no debate. It will become law 90 days after Gov....
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January 8, 2004

Bill Would Forbid Illegals To Bear Arms

A Virginia lawmaker is drafting a bill that would prohibit illegal immigrants from carrying a gun, a move that toughens a law that he says allows potential terrorists and drug dealers...
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January 8, 2004

Girls With Guns

SOME of my best life experiences have been in the African bush with my .308 Steyer Scout rifle, my grandfather, a tracker and a professional hunter. Now comes R. L. Wilson`s beautifully...
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January 7, 2004

Legislator To Take New Shot On Guns

Gov. Kathleen Sebelius` opposition to a bill allowing Kansans to carry concealed handguns may not matter, according to a northeast Kansas legislator who is pushing for the law.Read...
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January 7, 2004

Taft Agrees With New Conceal-Carry Proposal

The House and Senate today appear ready to pass legislation meeting with Gov. Bob Taft`s approval that would give law-abiding Ohioans the right to carry concealed handguns. The measure...
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January 7, 2004

N.J. `Smart Gun` Research May Get $1.1 Million Boost

New Jersey-based research to develop safer handguns will get a $1.1 million boost from the federal government if a grant contained in a national spending bill is approved.Read Original...
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January 7, 2004

Ohio Gun Bill Draws Protest From All Sides

Ohioans who undergo background checks and training could carry concealed weapons under a bill that lawmakers were trying Tuesday to revive and send to Gov. Bob Taft. The House voted...
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January 6, 2004

State Supreme Court Upholds Concealed Weapons Law

The New Mexico Supreme Court has upheld a new law allowing residents to carry a concealed weapon. The court on Monday denied a petition by the group New Mexico Voices for Children,...
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January 6, 2004

Pilots Still Unarmed

Congress has twice overwhelmingly passed legislation to ensure pilots can carry guns. Yet only 500 to 800 out of more than 100,000 commercial-passenger pilots are certified to carry...
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January 5, 2004

Sponsor Of Gun Bill Won`t Pull Trigger Yet

A proposed new law that could have banned the sale or purchase of many muzzleloading rifles and the possession of many shotguns is being pulled from the state Legislature calendar and...
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January 5, 2004

Why People Fear Guns

By John R. Lott Jr. People fear guns. Yet, while guns make it easier for bad things to happen, they also make it easier for people to protect themselves. With the avalanche of...
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January 5, 2004

Householder Holds Gun Bill As Parties Hope For Compromise

The next two weeks will be key to determining whether a deal is reached between Gov. Bob Taft and House leaders over a bill allowing Ohioans to carry concealed handguns, a Taft spokesman...
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January 5, 2004

Risks To Animals Increase With Hunters Out Of Equation

An adage says that my enemy`s enemy is my friend. That being the case, it must thrill anti-hunters to witness the current bickering between deer hunting camps at a time when sportsmen...
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December 31, 2003

A Conspiracy So Vast

W. Clement Stone, the millionaire insurance executive, apostle of positive thinking and devoted supporter of Richard Nixon, was once famous for saying: "All I want to do is change the...
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December 31, 2003

Bill Limits Gun-Buyer Database

House Republicans have included language in the omnibus appropriations bill to prevent federal law enforcement from maintaining a 90-day database on gun buyers, angering gun control...
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December 30, 2003

Blame gun dealers, not manufacturers

"Among the defendants in the suit are Smith & Wesson Corp., Sturm, Ruger & Co. and Beretta USA Corp. These firms have done nothing criminal by manufacturing, marketing and distributing...
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December 30, 2003

Concealed Guns: A Big Issue In `03 Will Be One In `04 Too

For a while, there was a new sign on the door of Arris` Pizza Palace, which for nearly 33 years has been a luncheon hotspot for Missouri`s elected officials, government employees and...
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December 30, 2003

Gun Rights Activist Honored By NRA

Within a year`s time, Denny Watkins probably talks to more politicians than anybody, and he is not a lobbyist. The 49-year-old Madison Township man does it to keep them aware of...
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December 29, 2003

No Apologies: Taxi Commissioner Revels in Role With the NRA

Longtime community activist and D.C. Taxi Cab Commission member Sandra Seegars has never made a secret of her position on handguns in the city: She`s all for legalizing them, saying...
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December 29, 2003

Critics claim gun law a dud

"As far as I`m concerned, the whole thing is a joke -- it`s a billion-dollar waste that`s not doing anything for us," said Ron Cunningham, a 25-year member of the Calgary and District...
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December 24, 2003

Animal cracker

During the holiday season, children should slumber with visions of sugarplums dancing in their heads. Instead, an animal-rights group`s antifur campaign is giving them tormenting nightmares.Read...
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December 24, 2003

Brazil Passes Tough Gun Law

President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has signed into law what are considered the toughest gun restrictions in Latin America. The "disarmament act," restricts the carrying of handguns...
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December 24, 2003

Gary, Indiana`s Gun Lawsuit Gets Go-Ahead

The Indiana Supreme Court cleared the way Tuesday for the city of Gary to sue gun manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors over allegations that they sold handguns they knew were...
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December 23, 2003

Indifference To Liberty

The Supreme Court`s Dec. 10 decision upholding the May 2002 campaign finance reform law was, in its own way, as great an attack on American liberty as the terror attacks of September...
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December 23, 2003

Red Ryder`s Eternal Home On The Range

If the umpteen showings of "A Christmas Story" and a new 20th-anniversary, two-disc DVD set aren`t enough to sate your appetite for Ralphie Parker and his tortured quest for a Red Ryder...
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December 23, 2003

Hunters Upset With Lake Zurich Law Find Statewide Support

A dispute over a new law that bans hunting in and near Lake Zurich has caught the attention of conservation leaders. The Illinois Federation for Outdoor Resources, a statewide hunting...
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December 22, 2003

Amending An Amendment

In a strange decision last week, a 5-4 majority of the court upheld the Bipartisan Campaign Finance Reform Act, often known as McCain-Feingold. But political parties hardly matter...
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