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August 18, 2003

Columbus, Ga., To Get Gun Plant

A firearms manufacturing plant that eventually could employ as many as 500 will be built in Columbus by German gun manufacturer Heckler & Koch. "This has been an eight-year project,"...
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August 15, 2003

Diverse Groups Join Pro-Gun Appeal

The National Rifle Association has plenty of company in a major gun rights case that the Supreme Court is considering hearing. "It`s not surprising that a number of groups from all...
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August 15, 2003

The Path From Permit To Pistol

The four-page NYPD gun-permit application is available from any precinct station house. Applicants must list a reason for wanting a gun, name the last five places of employment, reveal...
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August 15, 2003

California`s Choice

The blizzard of bad commentary that has hit the California gubernatorial recall process gets one`s populist blood running. With the honorable exception of George Will, most of the critics...
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August 15, 2003

Lawmaker To Revive Bill On Hunting Doves

Undaunted by repeated setbacks and lots of hate mail, state Rep. Susan Tabor is taking another shot at adding Michigan to the long list of states that permit hunts for mourning doves.Read...
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August 14, 2003

Ashcroft Will Stump For The Patriot Act

Attorney General John Ashcroft, a key architect of the USA Patriot Act, will visit more than a dozen cities beginning next week to talk about the contentious law passed in the wake...
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August 14, 2003

Off-Duty Bans: Should cops have guns

After a city-council member was recently killed at New York City Hall, Mayor Michael Bloomberg questioned why James Davis, the murdered councilman, would want to carry a gun. Davis,...
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August 13, 2003

Supervisors To Outlaw Sale Of .50-Caliber Sniper Rifles

Over the objection of gun advocates, Contra Costa supervisors concerned about a terrorism threat took the first step Tuesday toward banning the sale of powerful .50-caliber sniper rifles...
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August 13, 2003

Democrats ‘Reinterpreting The Constitution’ On Nominations

Senate Democrats have stressed President Bush`s refusal to acknowledge their "constitutional role" in the nominations process as part of the reason most of the senators in their party...
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August 12, 2003

City Expands Deer Hunting

Gardeners at Living History Farms in Urbandale have tried nearly everything to protect their historical gardens from deer that feast on the greenery. They have sprayed, relocated...
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August 12, 2003

Colorado Springs Eyes Gun Ban On City Property

After seeing the library in Don Ortega`s studio apartment, you might figure him more for the type to carry a book than a gun. In fact, he does both. But it`s not a book at his side...
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August 12, 2003

Gun Enthusiasts Fire Away At County`s First NRA Day

The weather report called for partly cloudy skies with rain mostly in the late afternoon. No one told Mother Nature, who started the rain early in the morning and kept it up all day.Read...
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August 12, 2003

Blame The Shooter

The fatal shooting of New York City Councilman James Davis last month triggered a chorus of calls for stronger gun laws and a new anti-gun policy at City Hall, the site of the crime....
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August 12, 2003

Al-Qaeda Won`t Forget Our Security Issues

Its been almost twenty-three months since 9/11 and yet news headlines last week warned “Al-Qaeda May Be Planning More Hijack Attacks.” Unfortunately, our air travel system is still...
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August 11, 2003

Weapons Permit Requests Pile Up

Counties have taken action on only 20% of gun applications Applications for concealed-weapons permits are piling up on sheriffs` desks throughout the metro area, overwhelming county...
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August 11, 2003

Springs Council May Reinstate Firearms Ban In City Buildings

Don Ortega is making a point. But just what point he`s making by carrying his shotgun into Colorado Springs City Council meetings depends largely on where you stand on gun rights...
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August 11, 2003

The Ban Against Public Safety

Since 1976, D.C. residents have lived under the nation`s most restrictive gun laws: Police enforce a handgun ban, and local statutes require residents to keep long guns disassembled,...
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August 11, 2003

Liberal Position On Gun Control Is Simple-Minded

Conservatives, says a new study, are simple-minded, to which I say that`s partly true, some of us sometimes are, but I would also argue that the characterization can apply to some liberal...
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August 8, 2003

Pilots Blame TSA for Slow Pace of Guns Certification

Fewer than 100 pilots were certified to carry guns on commercial flights in the eight months after Congress approved the idea, and pilots are blaming the slow pace on the Transportation...
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August 8, 2003

Appeals Court Throws Out Detroit, Wayne County Lawsuits

A lawsuit filed by Detroit and Wayne County government against what they claimed were irresponsible gun dealers and manufacturers has been thrown out by the Michigan Court of Appeals. In...
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August 8, 2003

Loving Arms

Looking for America`s gun-rights heartland? Look no further than Tucson, Ariz. When Tucson`s Sandy Froman makes the traditional move from first vice president to president of the National...
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August 8, 2003

Anti-Gun Group Opposes So-Called `Newspaper Loophole`

Gun control activists nationwide are pressuring newspapers to stop accepting legal classified advertising of firearms for sale by private citizens. Advocates of gun owners` rights said...
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August 7, 2003

Gun Violence Folly

In the latest display of how far gun control advocates will go to devise new methods to limit law-abiding Americans` ability to purchase guns, Sen. Jon Corzine (D-NJ) and Rep. Patrick...
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August 7, 2003

Gun Statistics Expert John Lott Victim of Identity Theft

Dr. John Lott, resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and author of the most widely cited research on civilian use of firearms against criminals, has been targeted by...
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August 7, 2003

New England Journal Of Politics

The political games played by promoters of human cloning among scientists and biotechnology boosters have really gotten out of hand. The most recent example of their misleading polemics...
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August 6, 2003

Gun Owners On Notice: Know The Law

A recent series of violent encounters in Memphis illustrates how critical it is that gun owners understand the circumstances under which deadly force is legally justified and the risks...
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August 6, 2003

Forum Draws Both Sides In Concealed-Weapon Debate

Both sides of the concealed-weapons debate squared off last week in anticipation of next month`s showdown, when lawmakers will decide whether to override Gov. Bob Holden`s veto.Read...
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August 6, 2003

One In Six State Lawmakers Has Firearm Permit

One in six Indiana lawmakers has a permit to carry a firearm, and some even pack their guns when they saunter onto the floor of the Indiana House and Senate, The Journal Gazette reported...
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August 6, 2003

Gore Speech Plans Trigger Speculation

Former Vice President Al Gore will deliver a "major speech" on Iraq to a liberal activist group in New York tomorrow, fueling speculation that he will re-enter the race for the Democratic...
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August 6, 2003

Orwell`s Warning

The BBC has been described as Orwellian, because of its unequaled role in shaping perceptions in Britain. This is one reason the government of Tony Blair has taken the broadcaster to...
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August 6, 2003

Vets Rage At Hillary Snub

If Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton runs for the presidency in 2004, 2008 or the year 3000, she will do so with a bunch of Queens veterans angrier than a pit bull with a toothache. "Her...
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August 5, 2003

Missing The Story On Prisons

Year after year, the same New York Times reporter, Fox Butterfield, writes a story with some variant of the same theme. In last week`s story, the secondary headline was "More Inmates,...
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