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October 29, 2003

Britain The Most Violent Country In Western Europe

Britain has the worst record in western Europe for killings, violence and burglary and its citizens face one of the highest risks in the industrialised world of becoming victims of...
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October 29, 2003

Beware Insidious User Fees

My friend Garvey Winegar, the outdoors editor of the Richmond Times-Dispatch, is worried about the financial affairs of his home state. Winegar and tens of thousands of his fellow outdoors...
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October 28, 2003

Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against Gun Industry

A St. Louis County judge has dismissed a lawsuit the city of St. Louis brought against the gun industry seeking reimbursement for costs associated with gun-related injuries.Read Original...
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October 28, 2003

Annapolis Weighs `Replica Gun` Ban

The Annapolis City Council still wants to ban toy guns in the city, but following an onslaught of national attention, the lawmaker responsible for the proposed law has made one change....
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October 28, 2003

New Science Curriculum Aims to Curb `Animal Rights` Influence

A new science-based educational curriculum has been launched to help elementary and middle school students appreciate the role of science in their lives and to counter the animal rights-based...
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October 27, 2003

Senate OKs Concealed Weapons

The state Senate voted overwhelmingly Friday to legalize the carrying of concealed handguns and other weapons, although the Senate Democratic leader warned that the expected veto of...
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October 27, 2003

Anti-Gun Activists Tout `Cure` for `NRA Mad Sheep Disease`

Angry that a bi-partisan group of 55 senators is cosponsoring legislation to prohibit lawsuits against gun makers and sellers for the actions of criminals, anti-gun activists swarmed...
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October 27, 2003

The Last Word: U.S. Gun-Control Laws Don`t Save Lives

Blessed are the experts who keep our complex hive buzzing - or most of the experts, much of the time. But these necessary specialists, in their noisy swarms, also can obscure social...
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October 24, 2003

A Menace Greater Than Any Bear

As hunt nears, a war of words has given way to vandalism, intimidation and sabotage In some quarters, the debate over New Jersey`s first black bear hunt in more than 30 years is...
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October 24, 2003

Ruling Is Expected Soon On Concealed Gun Law

After hearing hours of arguments Thursday, a St. Louis judge said he would rule soon on whether to permanently block the state`s new concealed weapons law. To read this story...
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October 24, 2003

Group Sues Metro Over Rule Banning Gun Carriers On Buses

The Texas State Rifle Association and Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson filed a lawsuit Thursday seeking to strike down a Metropolitan Transit Authority regulation banning people from...
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October 23, 2003

Ohio Senate`s President To Join Gun-Bill Talks

A bill that would let Ohioans carry concealed weapons took a step forward in the legislature this week when Senate President Doug White agreed to appoint himself and state Sen. Scott...
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October 23, 2003

Judge Will Hold Hearing Thursday On Concealed Guns

St. Louis Circuit Judge Steven Ohmer will hold a hearing Thursday on whether to permanently block the state from implementing its new concealed weapons law. To read this go to...
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October 23, 2003

Senate To Debate Rewritten Weapons Bill

Extensively rewritten by the Legislature`s Joint Finance Committee, a controversial proposal that would allow Wisconsin residents to carry concealed weapons is scheduled for debate...
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October 23, 2003

A Light Goes On At The CDC: No Escaping Gun-Control Reality

In a marvelous moment of candor, a federal Centers for Disease Control (CDC) committee has reported that it cannot find any evidence that gun-control laws reduce violent crime. American...
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October 22, 2003

Ohio Senate Takes Steps To Iron Out Differences On Gun Bill

The Senate on October 21 took a step toward furthering negotiations over a bill allowing Ohioans to carry concealed handguns. Senate President Doug White, R-Manchester, agreed to name...
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October 22, 2003

NRA Brief Supports Missouri Carry Law

The National Rifle Association is trying to enter the court case over Missouri`s new concealed weapons law to argue that it does not violate the state`s constitution. A St. Louis circuit...
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October 21, 2003

Zero-Tolerance Gun Policy Runs Counter To Gun-Safety Classes At School

When Nick Ziegeweid signed up for a firearms safety course at Winona Middle School earlier this fall, he was told to bring his shotgun. Better to learn how to handle the equipment he`d...
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October 21, 2003

Articles Show Trend Toward Gun Control

Ordinarily, I wouldn`t write about the United Nations in an outdoor column such as this. I want to tell you about two articles from widely differing sources concerning the same topic...
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October 21, 2003

Concealed Carry Input Sought By Ziegelbauer

Bob Ziegelbauer isn’t sure how he will vote Thursday on the “Personal Protection Act — Concealed Carry Proposal.” “This is not a show vote. I believe there are enough votes in the...
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October 20, 2003

Time to Terminate Ecoterrorism

On September 11, 2001, as the nation reeled in the aftermath of the terrorist bombings in New York and Washington, another terrorist news event got buried. The Animal Liberation Front...
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October 20, 2003

Daschle Joins Move to Shoot Down Some Liability of Gun Merchants

The National Rifle Association has found an influential ally in Senate Minority Leader Thomas A. Daschle (D-S.D.), who introduced an amendment to legislation that would protect gun...
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October 20, 2003

Congress Addresses Gun Ban in D.C.

Rep. Mark Souder (R-IN) and Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) have introduced similar legislation in Congress that would reestablish the Second Amendment right to bear arms for the citizens of...
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October 17, 2003

Democrats Rethink Gun-Control Stance

Democrats have recognized that the Party`s support for gun laws has hurt them at the ballot box. They are now looking to change that image, but, as this story shows, they simply want...
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October 17, 2003

University of Utah Gun Ban Back In Court

The battle over guns on the University of Utah campus has returned to the courtroom. The Utah Attorney General`s Office on Thursday filed a notice of appeal in the case, which was dismissed...
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October 17, 2003

Gun Control or Gun Safety: What`s the Difference?

Old tricks. New phrases. Same agenda. In the beginning, gun-ban organizations were very forthright in their intentions to ban the private ownership of firearms by U.S. citizens....
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October 16, 2003

Prairie Chicken Hunt Is First In 6 Decades

Few Minnesotans are alive who remember the state`s last prairie chicken hunt, in 1942 -- a year when 58,000 of the birds were killed, down from a peak of more than 328,000 in 1923. Now,...
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October 16, 2003

Senators Join Forces To Roll Back Parts Of Patriot Act

A bipartisan group of lawmakers and advocacy groups have formed a "Coalition of Conscience" to roll back sections of the Patriot Act they say encroach on civil liberties.Read Original...
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October 16, 2003

Group Threatens Lawsuit Against U.S. Park Service

An animal-rights group is threatening to sue the National Park Service for adopting an “interim final rule” last month allowing hunting to continue in the New River Gorge National River...
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October 16, 2003

Judge Bows Out On Guns In Schools

Citing irreparable damage to the public`s trust caused by challenges to his impartiality by Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff and a state senator, 3rd District Judge Robert Hilder...
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October 16, 2003

Jailhouse vote: President Gore?

The Republican Party`s tough-on-crime position may be paying off in unexpected ways: A recent review of U.S. elections concluded that if felons could vote, Al Gore would be in the White...
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October 15, 2003

Concealed Weapons Bill Gathers Force

Although one Democrat on the committee voted against the bill and another Democrat hadn`t voted by the end of the day Monday, Senate Bill 214 is expected to reach the Senate floor next...
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October 15, 2003

Gun Rights Advocates Take Aim at Concealed Carry Bans

After victories in five states already this year, concealed carry advocates are turning their attention to the handful of remaining states that continue to prohibit gun owners from...
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October 14, 2003

Concealed-Carry Allies Take To The Streets

Evelyn Fedele knows she doesn’t always work in the safest neighborhoods. Ms. Fedele, 47, was one of about 150 residents from across the region who strapped on their personal handguns...
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October 14, 2003

Gun culture: `Independent` Survey Uncovers 109 Incidents Just This Week

Anti-gun crime tactics deployed by Scotland Yard specialists are to be deployed throughout the country in an attempt to curb the burgeoning menace of firearms and gang warfare.Read...
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October 14, 2003

New Al Gore TV Hopes To Avoid `Liberal` Label

Former Vice President Al Gore and a group of investors have plans to launch an all-news channel, but it won`t be a liberal alternative to Fox News. Instead, it will be aimed at the...
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October 13, 2003

Permit Seekers Continue Training Despite Order Blocking Concealed Carry Gun Law

Some Missouri residents continued training Saturday to carry concealed weapons under the state`s new law despite a St. Louis judge`s order that blocked the measure. Daylong courses...
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October 13, 2003

Gun Advocates See Window For Change In 2004

Gun rights advocates think 2004 will be the year they can remove the state`s ban on carrying concealed weapons. But they must overcome opposition from the governor`s office, a political...
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